With due diligence performed, the final Deal Structure worked out, the financing secured, and the Purchase Agreement drafted, there are two final steps to complete the acquisition: the signing, and throwing a big party! All of your hard work has come to fruition and you are now the proud owner of a new, stronger company.
However, your job is not over. In fact, one of the most crucial phases of the entire acquisition process remains: integration. Planning and implementing the integration of the two formerly separate companies has a huge impact on the success of the acquisition. This is the focus of the next chapter.