top of page
peak performance
M&A anchor

Make your M&A deal work

Decades of research shows that most mergers and acquisitions fail to deliver the expected benefits and return on investment. Often because of avoidable people, culture and communication issues. 


Leaders can get so caught up in the financial and operational aspects of the transaction that they neglect the people and culture side of things - and that's ultimately what makes or breaks the deal.

Whereas most M&A advisors are focused on the numbers, Peak Performance helps to balance the human side of the equation. We ensure that people, culture and customers are at the forefront when making important due diligence and integration decisions.

Peak Performance can help you:

  • Avoid some of the common people and culture issues that cause distress and delays

  • Lead your people effectively through the emotional journey of change

  • Reduce the risk of major culture clash

  • Unite your people with an inspiring common purpose and shared values

  • Speed up synergies that unlock the promises of the deal


Contact us to receive your FREE copy of the e-book "Avoiding the M&A Failure Club" by Linley Watson.

Peak Performance
“Throughout the engagement, it was clear that Peak Performance had experience across the whole acquisition, integration and merger process that we did not and that was critical to our success.”

– P. Langham, CEO, Scottish Pacific

Support your leaders for M&A success

Regardless of how the numbers stack up on paper, it's your leaders who will make the difference between the success and failure of the deal. Peak Performance provides the expertise and tools to support leaders throughout the whole M&A process, from due diligence through to post-settlement integration.

Here's how we can help:

  • Executive strategy sessions to determine the new big picture, define the desired cultural landscape, build trust and alignment within the leadership team.

  • Planning to guide the M&A implementation process, offer an objective viewpoint and presence, so your executives can stay focused on their day jobs.

  • M&A Culture assessment that outlines the key similarities and differences between two or more organisations, and identifies strategies for aligning and developing the united organisation’s culture, values and behaviours.

  • M&A HR audit to understand current policies, procedures, practices and systems.

  • M&A HR/OD/Change management consulting to support your internal team to make informed people-related decisions and effectively manage the change process.

  • Profiling of executives and key team members to understand what makes them tick as individuals and as a team, to determine the best fit for key roles and how best to retain and motivate those you want to stay.

  • M&A Communication plans and programs that inform team members of what’s happening, to reduce uncertainty, engage their support and help speed up the transition period. Preparation of external communications to proactively engage with stakeholders.

  • Management team training in M&A culture integration – what is expected of leaders, cultural insights, practical advice on how to communicate effectively, lead through change, build resilience and maximise the chances of successful integration.

  • Training team members about what to expect, the new big picture – vision, values, behaviours, cultural perceptions and insights, coping with change, building relationships, creating more value for customers and so on.

  • M&A executive mentoring and coaching to support, guide and focus executives throughout the transition period and beyond.

  • Customer-centric initiatives to strengthen relationships, focus sales and service staff and retain customers.

  • Customised programs to bring people and cultures together as one.

Contact us for a confidential discussion about your M&A situation and requirements.

M&A Culture integration
Avoiding the M&A Failure Club
bottom of page