Leadership | Team | Organization

Due Diligence & Post-Acquisition

We help Private Equity, Family Offices and Corporate M&A Functions increase their investment value by 10% on average through a targeted focus on Due Diligence and Post-Acquisition within Leadership, Team & Organization.

Leadership | Team | Organization

Due Diligence & Post-Acquisition

We help Private Equity, Family Offices and Corporate M&A Functions increase their investment value by 10% on average through a targeted focus on Due Diligence and Post-Acquisition within Leadership, Team & Organization.

  • Three out of four acquisitions fail.
  • 45% of failed acquisitions are due to lack of insight into Leadership, Team & Organization.
  • Ensure accurate insight into Leadership, Team & Organization.
  • Apply a proven approach for Due Diligence and Post-Acquisition for Leadership, Team and Organization
  • Leadership & Team Due Diligence
  • Post-Acquisition for Leadership, Team & Talent
  • Strengthen Portfolio Company for Performance
  • Growth Through Culture

The Challenge

The facts show three out of four acquisitions fail to deliver the expected investment return or add no value.

And 45% of failed acquisitions are due to lack of insight into the true details of the organization’s leadership and performance approach, talent, and team effectiveness.

The Solution

A successful acquisition today requires – in addition to strategic, commercial, and financial acumen – accurate insight to Leadership, Team & Organization

Our clients experience increases in their investment value by millions of Euros, ensuring successful completion of their acquisition through our proven approach for Due Diligence and Post-Acquisition for Leadership, Team and Organization that we’ve precision-crafted over the past decade.

We serve local and global Private Equity Funds, Family Offices and Corporate M&A functions who are investing in businesses in the Nordic countries, Benelux and the UK.

Leadership & Team Due Diligence

"Valesco has with high quality accessed senior leaders and teams at several organizations acquired by Sweco Belgium over the last years "
Erwin Malcorps
Business Area President, Sweco Belgium

Leadership & Team Due Diligence

"Valesco has with high quality accessed senior leaders and teams at several organizations acquired by Sweco Belgium over the last years "
Erwin Malcorps
Business Area President, Sweco Belgium

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The services we offer

Leadership & Team Due Diligence

  • Unique Leadership & Team Blueprint building on the strategic drivers for the acquired or merged investment and based on a scientific & research-based method for acquisition, merger and scale-ups.
  • Proficient assessment of the leaders, team and organization linked to the Leadership & Team Blueprint.
  • Customized playbook with distinct Guidance & Actions for how to strengthen the leadership, team and organization in supporting the strategic drivers and making your acquisition successful.
  • Leadership & Team Due Diligence conducted either pre-deal or post-signing.

Growth through Culture

  • Thorough Culture Blueprint setting the key culture drivers aligned with the goals and strategy
  • Via structured and evidence-based Culture Analysis mapping gaps in the organization to be addressed to improve performance
  • Align the management team around culture drivers to be improved in the organization.

Post Acquisition for Leadership, Team & Talent

  • Targeted Leadership & Team development initiatives aligned with strategic drivers for acquisition and customized playbook
  • Navigating talent retention and making key people flywheel for execution of the strategic plan
  • Trusted advisor and doer for complex post-acquisition issues being e.g. the selection process, communication on future organization design

Strengthen Portfolio Company for performance

  • Set the Blueprint for Leadership & Team based on business challenges and context for portfolio company
  • Based on defined Blueprint key challenges are diagnosed through proficient leader & team assessment.
  • Guidance & Actions for how to strengthen the leadership, team and organization in delivering on critical aspects for being ready for exit.

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Cases

Add-on acquisition

"We have had excellent support from Valesco on the post-merger integration of an add-on acquisition, followed by leadership and team development"
Jakob Moeskjær
CEO, Creative Company - a PE portfolio company

Add-on acquisition

"We have had excellent support from Valesco on the post-merger integration of an add-on acquisition, followed by leadership and team development"
Jakob Moeskjær
CEO, Creative Company - a PE portfolio company

Insight

Articles & Reports

E&Y: Brain drain post-transaction - 75% of key employees leave within three years of a transaction.
Research Publication Invest Europe H1 2022
HBR: Establish a Productive Private Equity Partnership
Bain & Company: Reimagining Talent in M&A

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About Valesco

Who we are

Ulrik Langermann
FOUNDER
  • +20 years corporate global and local experience at Rockwool, Unilever, S.J. Johnson and Sweco within Organization, Leadership, People & HR
  • 15 years experience with M&A and Post-Merger Integration
  • Organization & Leadership Senior Consultant since 2019
  • MSc. in Economics of Business & Organization, CBS Board Leadership
Ulrikke Olufsen
STRATEGIC PARTNER
  • +10 years corporate global and local experience at Accenture, Eli Lilly, Sanofi Biogen and Ramboll within Organization, Leadership, People & HR
  • 5 years experience developing Start and Scale-Ups
  • Organization & Leadership Senior Consultant since 2012
  • E-MBA, MSc. in Human Resource, MSc. Executive Coach & Consultant Organizational Dynamics

Our qualities

Why Us

Our experience

We have completed over 200 assessments, 15 M&A due diligence and post-merger integrations, developed Start- and Scale-up businesses over the last +10 years for local and global clients

How we work
  • Diagnostic and Actionable Approach
  • Apply the years of experience working from the inside of the organization
  • We do the work ourselves
  • No cross-selling of other disciplines
our ethics

We have no dependencies, favoritism or certain interests in the leaders or organization being assessed.

We do not use information about assessed persons with any other clients – nor for headhunting or search & selection; as these are not services we offer in our business.

our expertise

Our proven Leadership, Team & Organization Due Diligence is based on scientific, research  and evidence-based assessment tools within organization, leadership, team and talent.

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