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This blog is for owners and executives of growth-oriented businesses who share our growth mindset and passion for building value. Here, we share insights and experiences in our growth journey, things we learned with or from our clients, that can help you reach your next mountaintop. Enjoy!

Ep. 18: Never Integrate or Grow: Pre/Post Acquisition Challenges

Posted on: November 5th, 2020

Spoiler alert: integrate or grow is a false choice, you can and should do both, walk and chew gum, integrate and grow. But too often poor integration between acquirer and acquired hurts revenue growth, certainly in the (too lengthy) short term. Steve Nunn shares his definition of integration, how to tackle integration – in stages, some successes and failures and what drove each. Because growth is challenging during integration, we share an example where my company’s Third Growth Option (faster than internal organic growth, less risky than acquisition) both pre- and post-acquisition created significant value and saved a company’s bacon during COVID-19 times.