Acquisition Programme Management for a Motor Retailer

Successful acquisition completion

Streamlined transition

Enhanced growth strategy

Stakeholder engagement & accountability

I wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us with this acquisition project. Getting this across the line in the time frame was a huge task and in the face of mixed engagement you persevered.

Commercial Development Director

Define it

Marshall Motor Group, a rapidly growing automotive retail group, faced a crucial milestone in its expansion strategy: a large-scale acquisition worth approximately £800 million with Constellation Automotive Group. The complexity and size of this deal demanded a dedicated programme management resource to ensure a smooth transition.

Improve it

CI Projects partnered with Marshall Motor Group to provide expert programme management support throughout the acquisition process. Our role encompassed:

  • Programme planning and preparation: Developed a comprehensive programme plan outlining key tasks, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Workstream coordination: Optimised collaboration between internal and external teams for efficient programme execution.
  • Milestone prioritisation: Ensured critical milestones received focused attention to meet deadlines.
  • Go-live preparation: Intensified focus on managing tasks and resolving issues immediately before launch.
  • Risk and issue management: Proactively identified potential roadblocks and implemented mitigation strategies.
  • Governance management: Established clear communication channels and reporting procedures to ensure programme oversight.
  • Stakeholder management: Effectively engaged and kept key stakeholders informed throughout the process.

Sustain it

Following successful deal closure and transition, we supported with developing a detailed integration plan to support the merging of culture, processes and systems. Our focused approach ensured a smooth transition for both companies involved.

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