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DealRoom & Slalom modernize M&A with new strategic partnership

Kison Patel

Kison Patel is the Founder and CEO of DealRoom, a Chicago-based diligence management software that uses Agile principles to innovate and modernize the finance industry. As a former M&A advisor with over a decade of experience, Kison developed DealRoom after seeing first hand a number of deep-seated, industry-wide structural issues and inefficiencies.

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Partnership empowers M&A teams to de-risk deals, accelerate synergy capture, and achieve target value by combining M&A methodology from Slalom with M&A lifecycle management software from DealRoom

CHICAGO- Jan. 9, 2024 — DealRoom, the leading M&A lifecycle management platform has announced a new partnership with Slalom, the global business and technology consulting company, that will focus on disrupting and modernizing the dated, inefficient, and siloed M&A processes that make it challenging to unlock the full potential of M&A deal synergies and value realization.

This partnership brings together two modern M&A solution provider, combining their strengths to deliver end-to-end M&A methodology, education, and technology empowering organizations to maximize deal value and growth.

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A recent study from Slalom found that 44% of companies lose track of revenue synergy targets during the integration. This is not because the deal thesis is incorrect. It’s because siloed M&A business processes, legacy methodologies, and disconnected technologies result in acquirers not being able to effectively align deal theses and execution with structured value realization after the deal closes.  

The strategic partnership between DealRoom and Slalom brings together two M&A solution providers committed to modernize antiquated M&A approaches in order to realize full value from every M&A deal.

Slalom’s deep experience working with the top companies in the world informs their human-centered methodologies which prioritize value realization across the deal cycle.

DealRoom’s M&A lifecycle management platform has made it fast, easy, and cost-effective for M&A teams to optimize, accelerate, and streamline sourcing, closing, and integrating deals.

Together, DealRoom and Slalom can identify and remedy the risk of value leakage due to disconnected deal-making and integration, helping customers beat the typical M&A odds of success to achieve full value realization. 

“Desired deal synergies are not realized because integrations are structured by functional silos with an execution focus on completing rigid M&A checklists and playbooks," said Chris von Bogdandy, Global Lead of M&A Solutions at Slalom.

“We share a common mission with DealRoom, focused on centering the execution of a deal-on-deal value and target operating models. Together in partnership, we will present an alternative to M&A teams that prioritizes synergy value realization via the best in methodology and technology.” 

The announcement of this new strategic partnership sets the foundation for continued collaboration between DealRoom and Slalom across the spectrum of the M&A lifecycle, including joint product development, education, and more - all with the singular goal of helping Corporate Development teams optimize value realization from their M&A transactions.

"In uniting with Slalom, DealRoom pioneers a new era in M&A. Our strategic partnership merges Slalom's advanced methodologies with DealRoom's lifecycle management software, empowering M&A teams to de-risk deals, accelerate synergy capture, and achieve target value,” said Kison Patel, DealRoom CEO.

"Together, we're modernizing and reshaping the future of M&A, eliminating silos for maximum deal potential."

Learn more about this strategic partnership in a fireside chat with Kison Patel, CEO & Founder of DealRoom and Chris von Bogdandy, Global Lead M&A Solutions at Slalom.

About DealRoom

Dealroom is the ultimate destination for M&A professionals who want to modernize the way they do M&A, from best practices to technology investments. 

Our unified platform for M&A optimization delivers unparalleled ease of use, empowering teams to eliminate misalignment, save time, and reduce costs. We take pride in fostering a vibrant community through M&A Science, the industry's leading hub for professionals to learn and connect.

With DealRoom, M&A teams are able to redefine their practices with efficiency and transaction success as top priorities. 

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About Slalom 

Slalom is a purpose-led, global business and technology consulting company. From strategy to implementation, our approach is fiercely human. In eight countries and 45 markets, we deeply understand our customers—and their customers—to deliver practical, end-to-end solutions that drive meaningful impact.

Backed by close partnerships with over 400 leading technology providers, our nearly 12,000 strong team helps people and organizations dream bigger, move faster, and build better tomorrows for all.

Slalom is honored to be consistently recognized as a great place to work, including being one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For eight years running.

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