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Closing the deal is just the beginning 

The real challenge for any company acquiring a business is ensuring that the acquisition delivers the value that motivated the decision to do the deal in the first place. Synergies can be elusive. Bringing together businesses with different trading relationships, histories, operations and cultures inevitably poses substantial and unique challenges, which can hamper the achievement of synergy targets – particularly in the short and medium term. Where the businesses of the acquirer and target are multinational, the scale and number of those challenges increase significantly.

Baker McKenzie has a strong track record of working successfully with multinationals to integrate and restructure their business operations. As one of only a handful of law firms with a dedicated cross-functional Global Reorganizations Practice, we are in a unique position to assist companies in planning and implementing post-acquisition integration projects. By strategically addressing all legal and tax implications with an integrated approach, we help our clients to manage change effectively in order to deliver better value from their acquisitions with less business risk. We work across borders and sectors to simplify complexity and give our clients confidence in doing business in today’s unpredictable world.

Our Post Acquisition Integration Handbook provides a practical reference tool for any company contemplating, or in the process of executing, a multinational business acquisition and integration. Providing a guide to the process of identifying the issues to be addressed, and of planning the integration and its legal implementation, our handbook seeks to assist acquirer companies to develop the best strategies to overcome the challenges and deliver maximum value. Please click below to request your copy, and contact us for further information.

Post-Acquisition Handbook



Jo Hewitt is a partner in the Corporate Department of Baker McKenzie London, and advises clients on a wide range of corporate law matters.


Kirsty Wilson is a corporate lawyer who specialises in corporate reorganisations and post-acquisition integrations. She is partner in Baker McKenzie's London office and is a member of Baker McKenzie's Executive Committee. She is ranked by Legal 500 as a Leading Individual for International Business Reorganisations and is head of the Firm's Global Reorganisations Practice Group. Kirsty joined Baker McKenzie in 1992 and she worked in the Firm’s Palo Alto office between 1996 and 1998.

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