SAMBA Career Roundtable - Post Merger Integration in terms of deals like UBS/CS

  • 28th June 2023
  • Virtual
  •  12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Virtual

Event Detail Information


Impacting HR transformation, culture and leadership

Date: June 28, 2023

Time: 12:00 - 13:00 CET

Location: Virtual via Zoom



12:00 / Welcome by Dr. Marc-André Schauwecker (President, SAMBA) 2min. Intro through Heinz and short intro of each participant 5min (Sonja, Heidi, Michael, Heinz)

12:05 / Short Statement of everybody about their experiences in Post Merger Integration (each 2 – 3 minutes)

12:15 / Heinz asking questions into the round of

  • Why do 70% of all mergers fail – what are the traps?
  • Is it better to have a fast and hard integration or a smooth and integrative way?
  • Is it better to merge fully into one brand or optimize the bought firm under old name?
  • What influence & reactions it has on employees from both sides, what can be personal topics?
  • How to survive in such a merger? How to position in or outside the company? How to stay calm and smart in the midst of a takeover/merger?
  • How could the new (bigger) firm find and define a common purpose / culture and how can that be implemented?
  • Which wishes do you have to UBS / CS?

12:45 / Discussion with the entire panel 15min (all participants)