Here’s a good, quick summary of issues to remember when doing an acquisition: Post-Acquisition Integration: Points to Consider. It’s from a small-business website out of the UK.
The only comment that The Merger Verger would add is to remember that “post-merger integration” does not start post-merger. Very important. See various postings on process and timing herein by exploring the tag “Timing.” And for CXOs, reread here, particularly attending to point #5.
Alternative: if nine points make your brain want to explode, try Five Points, also out of the UK.And if you can’t get to Hackney, you can pint pine here.