askme Partners is a boutique consultancy
that helps its clients
realize value from their acquisitions.
We offer pre and post merger integration services to help you achieve and exceed
your value creation goals
during Post Merger Integration.
Based out of Amsterdam
and located throughout
Our team is a network of
askme Partners has set-up and managed PMI departments running complex post merger integrations, joint-ventures and alliances across the globe in Europe, the Middle East, North America & Asia.
We are experienced in large transformations, cultural integration, sales integration,
change management, program management
and Lean Six-Sigma.
Not happy with how your company
has performed on previous integrations?
askme Partners offers a readiness assessment where we review and analyze your current:
Not sure how
to integrate a potential acquisition?
askme Partners will work with you to prepare your post merger integration framework:
Our goal is to help you run a
successful integration and achieve your
strategic goals and business case.
We know that every successful integration starts with a validated PMI plan during due diligence.
askme Partners will work with you to
set-up, run and execute
the validation of your PMI plan
with your in-house team
or as a "clean-team" for:
We know that integrating two companies means integrating two living breathing organisms. Synergies and success are realized through people and people rely on their culture in interaction and behavior.
askme Partners has a proven methodology on how to have cultural integration interwoven throughout all workstreams.
Customers are your reason for being
during an integration.
Successfully managing your sales integration
can determine if your deal achieves its value
and growth targets.
askme Partners applies a proven fact-based, customer-focused sales integration synergy approach to align your teams and drive growth.
Post Merger Integrations bring
a lot of change and uncertainty.
The rewards for getting things right can be significant, but the risk of getting things wrong can be detrimental to your business.
At askme Partners, we use a Lean/ Six-Sigma approach for identifying, prioritizing, and applying successful change to help you get it right the first time and realize your business case.
Are you looking to further professionalize your company's
post merger integration skills?
askme Partners offers post merger integration training based on blue-chip-company best-practices; combined with the practical experience of having managed multiple acquisitions and cross-border post merger integrations. Our trainings can be adjusted to meet your company’s specific needs and include:
Post merger integration is an art, not a science.
Successful integrations require experienced post merger integration leadership to navigate the complexities of combining two companies.
Knowing how to identify early warning signs and apply the right situational approach is a skill that comes from experience.
At askme Partners, our coaches have led and managed acquisitions, integrations, joint ventures and alliances across the globe.
Our post merger integration coaching services range from:
Do you want to have a
repeatable & institutionalized
post merger integration process?
Are you looking for ways to streamline how you manage the end-to-end deal process from pre-deal, due diligence, through to post merger integration and divestments?
askme Partners knows that a repeatable post merger integration process starts pre-deal and needs to be flexible and easy to deploy.
From setting your function up to getting more out of your current tools and ways of working,
askme Partners can help you raise the bar of your team to the next level. We offer:
Our goal is to help you be more successful with post merger integration.
Folkert is an experienced business leader who leads from his heart leveraging his background in procurement, real-estate & facility management, as well as M&A and change management.
He has worked with large corporations such as IBM, Getronics and Philips coaching employees from CEO to lower management.
Folkert knows how to assure impact and has facilitated many change programs across the world, successfully establishing trust in a team and between multicultural stakeholders.
Karim is an experienced general manager
with a background in mergers & acquisitions, post-merger integration, joint ventures,
IT and supply chain management.
He has hands-on experience in the
acquisition and post-merger integration
of more than 25 M&A / JV deals
across Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
Prior to starting askme Partners, Karim worked for Midaxo, Philips, Ernst & Young and Lufthansa in various senior management roles.