Change management (CM) is extremely important on M&A transactions. Stakes are extremely high and many organizations rarely retain the deal value they anticipated.
There are many reasons for this, such as: poor change management (CM) process, resistance to change, no CM program, unclear change scope, lack of change advisory board,etc. Change Management CM has a key role on transactions, because it provides structure (CM organization, approach and process) to define, assess, prioritize, plan, manage and implement required changes on agreed due dates to avoid business disruptions. Depending on size and complexity of a project, change activities have to be documented in a Change Register, CM Plan or directly in the Cut-Over Plan. There are lots of CM and Project Management frameworks than can be used as part of M&A deals.