Virtual session

Merger of equals

All you need to know about arguably the most challenging management and strategy endeavour


On Point: Free bite-sized webinars

16 April

How would you go about merging two companies of equal size and complexity?

There are few managerial and strategic tasks so daunting as a merger of equals. It has the full menu of interesting opportunities and challenges – from deciding on future market strategy to agreeing on organisational structure and leadership and integrating two operational structures and cultures with all that entails.

And – very different from a takeover situation, where one is buying and another is selling – most decisions need to be made by two former competitors, who are now in the same boat.

Join us for this short webinar where you will get our best demonstrated practice as to how you should approach a merger of equals, and those learnings can be applied to any (less complex) integration. We have the pleasure of having Jan Barsballe,Vice President Business Development from Assa Abloy, as our guest speaker who will be sharing his valuable experiences on the topic.

Aspired learning impact

This short session will give you:

  • An overview of the challenges and opportunities a merger of equals integration usually consists of
  • A real-life industry case example on the dos and don’ts when merging two similar companies

When using these learnings, you will be able to:

  • Craft a plan for a merger of equals, highlighting key integration risks, synergies and critical dependencies
  • Be aware of the key success factors and pitfalls for a merger of equals process


  • We will use Zoom* for the session. Please make sure the Zoom application is installed and running on your computer at least 10 min. before start
  • It may be a good idea to restart your computer before entering the meeting
  • Find a quiet area where you can sit
  • Grab a pair of headphones in order to avoid echo, and check your audio and microphone is working
  • Join us online at the link you receive in the registration email

Practical information


The event is hosted online.

A link will be sent before the webinar starts.

When (CEST)
16 April 2021
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM