When two businesses come together - either by acquisition or agreement - the list of issues to be addressed is lengthy. Amongst the most important are:
Less common, and much less considered, is the question of de-merger. Quite frequently, tensions can build in a business where product and service streams diverge, often driven by changing technologies and markets. By trying to operate such a businesses as a single entity and attempting to combine disparate goals into a single overarching message, that message may become so diffuse that is fails to reach or interest either customers or employees.
Demerging the business, even under such conditions is difficult because it tends to go against the grain of normal management practice:
We have experience of carrying out both mergers and de-mergers and can advise and support your business in pursuit of these strategies.