Mergers and Divestments

All procurement functions should play a critical role in making a merger, acquisition or divestment happen. Integrating disparate and global supply sources, contractual relationships, e-procurement systems, procurement teams, and company cultures are some of the many things involved when looking into Mergers, acquisitions, or divestments. Along with tight deadlines and high expectations from shareholders, CPOs are faced with all these challenges.

At Odesma we guide organisations through mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Our broad expertise in all industries includes strategy development, due diligence, pre-merger planning, post-merger integration, spin-offs, and carve-outs. We help you and your organisation gain maximum value from all your deals—in both immediate and longer-term returns.

We have guided several organisations through mergers, acquisitions, and divestments by helping them realise the significant benefits of involving procurement in the process and seamlessly integrate their procurement functions.

With over 90 years of strategic sourcing experience, on-demand consulting capabilities, and automation tools, we can quickly and accurately help you to identify the potential savings from your procurement function and validate the business case for a merger, acquisition, or divestment.

Our approach to mergers, acquisitions, and divestments includes; but not limited to:

  • In-depth spend analysis of the merging entities using our latest spend analysis tool, identifying quick-win opportunities by leveraging increased scale, implementing the better of the two contracts and supplier relationships for each category
  • Identifying medium to long-term opportunities by integrating procurement functions and processes and rationalising products, specifications, and demand services
  • Preparing an outlined plan for post-merger integrations, including new operating models, roles, processes, systems, and change management.

In summary, we can provide an end-to-end set of procurement and supply chain services associated with mergers and divestments with scopes ranging from tactical to strategic along with driving commercial value from quick win programs to medium/long-term value creation.

Nick Ford

Nick Ford


“Assessing the procurement opportunity is a combination of a tried and trusted methodology, expert consultants and technology tools. This provides an unrivalled insight into the enablers to improvement and the expected benefits”

If you are interested in diagnostics for your business why not give Nick a call on 0161433 7833 or drop him an email at [email protected]

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