Absolutely. Representation from every function including back office is critical. A dedicated team that can work closely together to align all efforts and ensure a seamless integration. This team of functional leads would complete the due diligence, identify any red flags, develop an integration plan for their respective function and oversee the timely integration post close. Companies whose functions work in silos will struggle during integration as many times, proper planning requires that all functions are aligned from the due diligence phase.