HR and Operational Support for a Successful Merger and Acquisition  

A case study on how we successfully guided an acquired CRO through the complex stages of Merger & Acquisition, managing the transition strategically and smoothly.

Client Profile

Company Name: Non-disclosed for clients privacy policy

Company type: full-service early phase CRO

Company Size: small – midsize

Industry: Clinical Research

Location: Europe

Client Challenge

Our client, an established, niche European CRO, was acquired by a large international biotech based in the US. They needed HR and Operational support to manage the transition strategically and smoothly.

To move successfully through the complex and various M&A stages, documentation support and QMS development were identified as essential support areas while addressing and managing culture integration and equipping new C-level management with the right tools to unite and inspire teams through change.

Seuss+ Approach

Three phases to success

Operational and HR support

  • New country-relevant business entity setup and subcontracting guidance for employees, consultants, and temporary staff.
  • Helping our client to understand their unique market position, reach, and capabilities as part of a larger organization.

Organizational structure and new leadership support

  • Company-wide operating model development and roll-out.
  • Developing protocols and methods for employee feedback.
  • Creation and integration of new ways of working.
  • Defining new leadership responsibilities and organizational structure.
  • Developing cross-functional guidance.

Cultural integration

  • Communication, expectations, and change support.
  • Transformational mindset Leadership training.
  • Internal complaints committee.
  • Addressing psychological safety.
  • Growth mindset and driving change Leadership training.

Our Impact

Cultural, integration, and strategic alignment

      • Creating clear channels of communication through adverse change.
      • Embedding strategic ways of working built and designed to support unique organizational culture.
      • Facilitating new internal restructuring.
      • Defining clear people and behavior expectations.
      • Creating a safe and stable environment through a complex and challenging growth phase.