Mergers & Acquisitions

When two worlds collide, there can often be fallout and fragmentation from this collision. When two organizations merge, or one acquires another, this fallout can manifest in organizational cultures either misaligning or being thrown aside altogether. THRUUE works with organizations in the process of M&A to transition easily, and establish harmony between all parties involved.

Our Work

With a focus on revenue growth and acceleration of performance, organizations’ culture can often be seen as tertiary. This viewpoint fails to see that culture is one of the largest facets that can disrupt a successful merger or acquisition. Stakeholders have different incentives depending on where they sit in a transaction, and this can create tension as some stakeholders are driven to push for deal finalization and others are accountable for long term success. THRUUE increases the likelihood of achieving projected outcomes by anticipating and/or alleviating the culture clash that frequently occurs in post M&A integration.

Our Process

With how fast M&A can occur, there is only a short window to set the stage for success. We measure success through employee retention throughout the merger or acquisition. Throughout many M&As, executives and team members have the propensity to walk away or fall behind on performance if the resulting combined workforce is culturally misaligned. By measuring performance and culture throughout the merger or acquisition process, THRUUE works with all parties involved every step of the way, striving for what is best versus what is easiest.


Our Goal

We work to inspire leaders to realize the long-term value of culture in a merger or acquisition, including CEOs, CGOs, PE Operating Partners, heads of Corp Development, and business leaders responsible for acquisition outcomes and metrics. Culture can be measured and managed as a value multiplier during a merger or acquisition. Regardless of pre-M&A health, leadership congruence, and culture clash; cultural overhauling provides harmony between organizations through the M&A process.

Featured Project

OneMain Financial

OneMain’s leaders recognized they needed to define the new company’s mission and vision to unite the two cultures. They also recognized that they would need to transform the behaviors across their complex branch-based network to achieve their strategy. The THRUUE team created excitement and energy around moving OneMain Financial’s culture from good to great.

How We Help

Culture and Strategic Planning

Setting purpose-driven, transformational paths forward with clear goals, strategies, and ways to track progress – and successfully executing the strategy for sustained performance.

Culture and Strategy Activation

Aligning culture to strategy – measuring, planning, then shifting toward the culture that is required for people and the organization to thrive and grow.

Leadership and Performance Alignment

Developing leaders and boards to their potential, and aligning them with the imperatives of the strategy, the organization, and their people – toward sustained transformation.

Culture Measurement

Reviewing, revisiting, and redefining the organization’s business model and portfolio strategy toward sustained enhancement of organizational and stakeholder value.

“The THRUUE team created excitement and energy around moving our culture from good to great! We started with measuring our post-merger culture and have moved into the development of a new mission vision and set of core values that will help take us to new heights on our journey as one.”

Angela Celestin
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer |  OneMain Financial

Meet Our Clients

One Main Financial

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