Gartner Research

The CIO's Role in Making Mergers and Acquisitions Faster

Published: 01 February 2012

ID: G00226390

Analyst(s): Ansgar Schulte


Mergers and acquisitions are an important, strategic lever for enterprise growth. Successful acquirers capture the majority of targeted benefits in the first year after deal closure. Given their pivotal role in M&A execution, CIOs must understand how to accelerate postdeal integration activities.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Why Accelerate the M&A Process?
  • How Can CIOs Contribute?
    • Get M&A Ready
    • Get Involved Early On
    • Establish Strong Governance and Execute Decisively
  • Final Remarks

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