Pre-merger partnership planning offers a value-add, whether the organization is an acquirer, acquiree, equal partner, or joint-venture affiliate. Additionally, the process of defining a specific strategic vision for a partnership—even before the organization has identified the preferred partner—can be particularly beneficial.

Presented here are five pre-merger planning strategies that will significantly increase the realization of partnership synergies soon after a partnership deal, in accordance with all law and regulations, is completed.