Aviation Division of Major International Energy Company

Pre and post-acquisition planning and execution

Cogitant made a significant contribution to this successful acquisition and integration of fuelling activities at 80 airports across 7 European countries. Initial tasks included pre-bid due diligence - assessing both the IT needed to operate in-scope assets and the seller's ability to support the transition - and preparation of IT cost estimates for the acquisition. Cogitant worked with the client project team to evaluate and recommend a suitable transition approach and timeline for business integration. Following agreement of deal terms, Cogitant provided subject matter expertise and support to the client team, including insight into target business activities and technologies deployed, and analysis of target supply chain operations. Other contributions included IT spend tracking across the programme and appraisal of seller security arrangements associated with transition services.

A series of country-based projects transitioned target business operations to standard client processes and systems during 2015. The programme completed within time and budget without any disruption to airport operations. Performance of the acquired businesses exceeded expectations within the first year of operations.