Simply doing more deals doesn’t automatically make your organisation better. People move on. Every deal is different. Templates and checklists used the last time aren’t easy to find, access, or tailor to meet your needs, today. Many software systems and tools exist to help you manage the complex processes and data requirements of M&A and integration. In most cases however, those systems are not flexible enough, requiring users to follow the software’s own view of best practice while preventing organisations from using their own validated ways of working and familiar templates.
They also fail to provide the most important aspect of successful M&A – experience and learning. The typical result: an over-standard ‘checkbox’-based approach, user frustration, software rejection, inconsistent M&A performance…and considerable time, effort and money as you work to establish the system and encourage adoption across the teams.
M&A Navigator is different. A cloud-based expert system, M&A Navigator provides practical, expert advice when you need it, focusing on what we at Beyond the Deal know to be the most critical factors in high-performing M&A: effective execution, involvement of the right people, and connecting the thinking between the multitude of moving parts at every step. It also provides over 50 core checklists, tools and templates reflecting Beyond the Deal’s work on dozens of deals over the past 15 years. M&A Navigator will help you ensure your M&A works – this time, next time, always.
But M&A Navigator is more than just a generic M&A playbook guide and toolkit. We recognise that every deal is different, and more importantly, every business does M&A differently, reflecting the culture, experience and capabilities of your people. M&A Navigator has therefore been designed to be fully customisable, allowing you to tailor every aspect of the system to reflect your organisation’s approach, processes, guidance, tools and templates. M&A Navigator evolves as you do, allowing you to update process steps, add templates and examples, and reflect your learning from one deal to the next.
M&A Navigator is also a flexible deal support tool, providing a private, secure, deal-specific solution for your business without forcing you to use any particular approach or tool at any stage of the deal or integration cycle.