Approaching an SAP Carve-out like Peyton Manning

Approaching an SAP Carve-out like Peyton Manning

The common denominator of a championship caliber NFL team is great quarterback play.  One of the greats, Peyton Manning, recently retired after winning Super Bowl 50 and leading the Denver Broncos to four consecutive playoff berths. Most notably, he did so after switching teams and learning a brand new offense.  In the spirit of mid-season NFL analysis, let’s compare how Peyton Manning and...

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Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Compliance

Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Compliance

As advisors to our 100+ private equity clients who use M&A activity to provide positive returns to their investors, WMP helps establish platforms, processes, and technology that can enable rapid EBITDA growth. Within the world of M&A, carve-outs and divestitures are some of the most complex situations when it comes to quickly getting the newly acquired business on the right track...

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An M&A Lesson from the Easter Bunny: Don’t Take Too Many “Hops”

Spring time is here and Easter is just around the corner.  The sight of an Easter Bunny around town is sure to get children excited about the basket of goodies that he’s bringing, but that same bunny reminded us about a recent project.  As we looked at the bunny’s “hopping,” we thought back to a carve-out and merger project when we were continuously faced with the question, “How many hops...

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Prioritizing People During a Carve-Out Transaction

There is no doubt that carve-out transactions are incredibly complex, particularly when it comes to separating operations and systems. While these are the “brass tacks” on the forefront of all transaction decisions, there is another critical factor that can doom a deal if it is neglected – the people. Far too often, key leadership and cultural considerations are overlooked during a carve-out...

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Establishing TSA operating processes before close: A framework for empowering functional leads and governing the separation

The “honeymoon” and relationship between Buyer and Seller will inevitably change once a deal has closed, regardless of how well the two may have worked together leading up to Day 1.  In addition to negotiating and executing the Transition Services Agreement (TSA) and relevant schedules for each functional area, there is one area that is commonly overlooked prior to close – the TSA operating...

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Carve-Out Migration Guide Part 5: Phased Migrations

In Part 1 of this 5 part series, I provided an introduction on how companies undergoing carve-outs can effectively migrate all of their IT resources and services to a new entity. In Part 2, I discussed the steps required to establish and maintain Exchange mail-flow coexistence between the Parent and NewCo organizations.…

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Ditch the RFP in the Software Selection Process

The Request for Proposal (RFP) is a sacred cow of software selections, but West Monroe now believes they create a lot of work for all parties and provide limited value to the final outcome.   We  recommend removing the RFP from your selection process and instead focus on the below alternatives, which you will find improves the functional evaluation of the software, accuracy of...

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Understanding the trade-offs of various software selection project approaches

Depending on my client’s priorities and appetite as it relates to timeline, budget and risk in the selection process, I recommend one of the following five approaches to software selection for the most important business applications (e.g., ERP, claims platform, loan origination): Standard software selection (10 to 12 weeks) – The most comprehensive and recommended option, with the longest...

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