In “The SAP Enforcement Action: The Need for Robust and Timely Post-Acquisition Integration” (12 May 2021), Tom Fox of the FCPA Compliance Report leverages commentary from Tom Pannell on the need for robust and seamless post-acquisition integration. With a recent enforcement action against SAP as a “game-changer in trade sanction enforcement,” Tom Fox takes a deep dive into integration.
According to Tom Pannell, a company “must have a resourced integration team that has time and experience as this is critical to a transaction’s long-term success. This integration team must have supportive senior management to drive the integration, focusing not just on synergies, but actually helping the new acquired entity integrate into the acquirer. The bottom line is it is a lot less costly to do the work upfront than to have to remediate an issue down the road.”