While the financial impact of information technology (IT) within mergers and acquisitions (M&A) events may be relatively small in proportion to the total value of the transactions, IT is often the long pole in the tent and is quite visible. Consequently, to view IT as an immaterial piece of the M&A event can be a costly mistake. A full consideration of IT is necessary to provide the solid footing for a successful M&A event.
To understand the financial drivers, several fundamental questions should be thoroughly
explored. This ISG white paper
explores the basics of managing costs effectively.