When two major independent Pacific Northwest breweries joined forces, Percipio was engaged to manage all operational aspects of the merger and to help define and manage critical organizational transitions within a short six-month window to coincide with the closing of the transaction. The engagement drew upon all three of Percipio’s service and expertise areas: Technology Integration, Operations Improvement, and Risk & Controls.

Challenges

Competing priorities associated with defining new operations while managing existing operations

Critical six-month window for completion

A completely new set of regulatory requirements associated with establishing a new Publicly held entity

Success

Percipio developed and managed an integration plan as well as related ERP implementation requirements. The team was then responsible for driving design and implementation of new process and organizational changes. We evaluated processes critical to merger, defined best practices common to both organizations, and identified opportunities for improvement in both business processes and organizational alignment.

The Percipio approach successfully supported critical organization transitions by identifying post-merger organizational roles and responsibilities, and communicated process and organizational changes through a series of road shows across sites in advance of the merger.

“The Percipio team played an absolutely critical role in the successful merger of our two companies. The team worked well with our employees, pushed hard to meet deadlines, and held themselves to a high professional standard. I would highly recommend them for program management, IT implementation management, and process redesign work.”
– Chief Financial Officer