PE Acquisition of USA Pharmaceutical Group

Post Acquisition 100 Day Planning Exercise

Business - Digital - Professional Services - MA & D

Client Need

A global PE firm acquired one of the largest pharmaceuticals firms in the USA and wanted to understand the current state of the IT landscape. A current sate analysis was conducted to determine the existence of improvement opportunities that could be exploited by utilising technology as an enabler for change. The Aspire founder was also engaged to lead two high priority systems search and selection projects.

Our Approach

A current state assessment of IT landscape was conducted. Systems and Operations Manager, Business Functional Directors and Senior Managers were interviewed. Business and IT synergies were identified and a high level business case for change was developed. Worked with the Systems and Business Operations Manager to understand current organisation and operating model and positioned improvements. Developed a programme structure for systems search and selection exercises with client and mobilised internal project team to assist. Integration risks and issues were identified and resolution approaches were suggested.

Outcome delivered

Identified IT synergies and improvement opportunities. On completion of the current state assessment work ,over sixty IT related improvement projects were identified. Provided experience, insights and knowledge to help determine prioritisation of improvement projects identified. Provided a framework for conducting both the current state assessment work and the system search and selection projects. Developed a trusted advisor relationship with the client 100 day plan project lead (Systems & Operations Manager). Ensured control and effective risk management.