Running an Integration Led Confirmatory Diligence Process

May 5, 2022 8:00 AM (CST)


Jim Buckley


“Corp Dev acquires value, and the integration team creates value. Having integration lead the diligence process firmly assures you're going to create value post-close.” - Jim Buckley

It doesn’t matter if you buy the best company in the world, if integration is not done properly, the value will be lost. And while there are a handful of companies embracing the value of integration and bringing the integration team in during the diligence process, some take it even further. 

In this interview, Jim Buckley, Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions Integration at VMware, talks about how to run an integration-led confirmatory diligence process.

Key points

You will learn about:

  • The difference between a corporate development and integration team
  • Why you should involve the integration team pre LOI
  • How integration leaders draft diligence questions
  • The do's and don'ts of integration 

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