“The success of a deal depends not only on the inherent logic of the deal, but also on the ability to execute the deal and implement a post-deal integration program.”
— Nan Ju, M&A expert and senior partner of CLEVANA CONSULTING

Our clients not only receive M&A advice from us, but above all services related to the realization of joint projects and the creation of successful synergies.

We consider the value-added principle as our concept and take it into account already in the preparation phase of an M&A project.

By focusing even more precisely on the target, developing measures to increase profits, controlling acquisition costs, and consolidating the company’s own core team, we are creating a secure basis for the successful integration.

Traditional M&A advisory services typically include target sourcing, process management and a coordination of the M&A process, business valuation and bidding of the target, deal structure design, negotiation, document preparation, transaction security and monitoring.

In addition to traditional M&A consulting services, we focus on the value-added principle around the realization of synergies. From the formulation of integration plans and steps to effective completion, from employee motivation to organizational restructuring and optimization.

Match: Assessment of the appropriateness of the target

The target is briefly reviewed on an economic and technical level. Furthermore, the appropriateness of the target for investors is analyzed to support them in their decision making.

Profitability: Taking into account the possibilities of increasing profits in advance

Based on commercial and operational considerations, we perform due diligence to analyze profit improvement potential, formulate optimization plans and quantify the gain from synergies.

Financing: Support in the conception of acquisition financing

We help investors design acquisition financing solutions by balancing the cost and certainty of financing to achieve the best possible outcome.

Communication: Reduction of intercultural conflicts

We determine the investors' intentions and create the basis for efficient communication between the transaction partners involved in order to bridge any cultural differences.

Motivation: Measures to retain talent and high performers

During the M&A process, we formulate integration plans and review the effective implementation of integration planning. Our impulses range from creating incentives for employees to organizational restructuring and optimization.

Meet our experts for M&A and PMI

Nan Ju Senior Partner Clevana

Nan Ju
Senior Partner
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Wei Tao
Founder | Managing Director
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Post-merger integration of CLEVANA: value-added services around the realization of synergies

With our extensive management experience and industry knowledge, we can create systematic integration plans for you or act as an independent director or member of the management team directly in the company to monitor the implementation of the integration plan. We analyze synergies from a strategic perspective or gradually improve the PMI plan as the M&A process progresses. We use the short time window after the transaction to consistently implement the post-merger integration measures. We also monitor the integration steps and results.

Determination of the main task: horizontal integration or vertical integration as well as the definition of the project phase: market comparison with measurable key data.

We select the integration depth and strategy in line with the company’s development strategy. The organizational and management structure after the merger is then designed according to the integration strategy.

We analyze the key competitiveness of the value chain of companies, evaluate business segments and identify the strengths and weaknesses of the company with the aim of establishing a monitoring system based on controllable and quantifiable parameters.

The key to planning is setting clear goals, actions, and timelines.

We clarify the schedule for the integration and develop the necessary precautions against imponderables. For an integration project, it is also important to form teams, assign tasks, and define communication mechanisms to build understanding and trust within the organization and determine the development and motivation of PMI managers.

We accompany processes with previously developed integration plans and optimization measures, implement them with controlled and quantifiable parameters, and monitor successful implementation. We also manage and promote communication between all project participants throughout the entire process.

We help companies gain a competitive advantage in the industry through continuous integration. Depending on the investor company’s operations and organization, we improve internal control and information sharing to establish sustainable optimization mechanisms.