CARVE-OUTS AND M&A
BY GEORGE FLOREA
RKON PE SERVICES
Transactions involve stressful deadlines, politics, and countless interdependencies that could derail transaction initiatives. Working with a business partner like RKON PE, who has significant experience in M&As, could mean the difference between exiting the TSA on-time, or incurring excessive fees to extend the TSA.
Proven Approach and Methodology
RKON has executed over 30 carve-outs and M&A initiatives in the last two years and has been in this niche for the better part of a decade. RKON has the deep experience, scalability, and practical approaches, all of which are necessary to minimize the risk and maximize the value involved in even the most complex transactions.
Transition, turnover, and varying stakeholder demands are only a few of the complications that can derail transition efforts.
RKON has developed a proven methodology for Mergers and Carve-outs.
• Operation Lite Review
• Stability Remediation
• RKON Operations
• RKON Change Control
• Migration Preparation
• Elimination of HR
RKON Red Zone Cloud
• Expedited Transition
• Immediate Stability
• RKON Expertise
• Mature Processes
• Mature Back-ups
• Mature Security
• Visibility Monitoring
• Bolt-on ready
• ISO27001 Security
• 5 x 9’s Uptime
• Server Level DR
• App Rationalization
• Governance for
Federated Cloud Model
• Profit Center IT
• RKON IPO-ready
• SaaS ERP
• Azure Office 365
• Centralized Security
• Centralized Governance
Carve-outs often add to the difficulty of M&A transactions and the level of complexity that the delivery team must
manage. The creation of a stand-alone entity in a matter of weeks is daunting; moreover, the lack of cooperation from the
legacy organization or the attrition of employees creates a chaotic environment that must be overcome. RKON helps
clients to determine the most favorable level of IT sourcing and to implement the most appropriate technology for the
new business unit — all to ensure a successful day one.
Elite Team of IT Diligence and Execution Experts
Constructing a team for diligence, planning, and design that also has the ability to focus on short-term, intense analysis
and can convert abstract detailed processes into a meaningful strategy is key to success. So is profiling our consultants to
know who’s best suited to handle the stress and pressure of these projects; which creative thinkers are available to
overcome unforeseen obstacles; and who can avoid all the distractions to finish the migration and ensure that the TSA
can be exited.
Testimonial: Mid-Market Carve-out from Fortune 100 Parent
“Our organization was bought by a Private Equity Firm as a carve out from our parent company. RKON was able to seamlessly execute a migration plan well in advance of the TSA and with zero downtime and business disruption. The RKON team even took ownership for things outside their scope to ensure success.”