A day in the life at West Monroe: Mergers & Acquisitions

Take a glimpse into your first months on the job

Imagine: you just joined our Mergers & Acquisitions team. Maybe you’re a Senior Architect, diving into our technology diligence projects. Maybe you’re a Manager, taking the helm, leading our teams as we serve both corporate and private-equity clients across the globe. Or maybe you’ll fulfill one of the many other roles that, together, comprise our multidisciplinary team. No two career paths are the same for our people, just like no two days will be the same. Let’s take a look at one consultant’s journey – when you join us, you’ll create your own. 

Day 1: Meet your new team

The moment you arrive at West Monroe, it’s clear that you’re not alone. Shadowing, onboarding, orientation: You’re a key part of the team – and we’ll help you adjust to the new setting. You’ll have ample time to master your role, grow your skills and learn what it means to be part of a people-first culture.

Day 11: Jump right in

Today, you join your first project team. An organization is about to acquire a competitive healthcare firm. But first, they want to know exactly what they’re buying — and it will take a multidisciplinary mix of skills to find the answer. That’s where we come in.

Together, we’ll assess the resource, operational, and technological readiness of the target company, evaluating the scalability of the organization’s assets to support a transaction. Then, we’ll conduct deep diligence – identifying transaction risks, synergies and integration costs. And since we know that healthcare businesses are especially vulnerable to digital threats, our team will use all of our talents to audit the firm’s cybersecurity. This requires as much business and industry expertise as technological fluency, and it’s the sort of challenge you’ll encounter every day.

Day 35: Keep it steady

The mission may be accomplished, but our work is far from over. Your first project, the healthcare integration, is off to a great start. From due diligence to planning and execution, our team is helping the client navigate a difficult path in a short period of time. The result is a seamless integration experience. Now, it’s time to keep it that way. We'll continue to optimize the integrated organization, improve their performance, and help them capitalize on their investment.

Day 40: Lead the leaders

Thought leadership is the currency of consultancy.

Today, our team is tasked with creating a piece of literature for current clients, potential customers and our own employees. The topic? Cybersecurity.

Pooling all the insight we’ve gathered from M&A cases (including the ongoing healthcare project), we’ll create a collaborative whitepaper – a piece of thought-leadership that’s valuable to all business leaders. Maybe it’ll look something like this.



Day 45: On to our next challenge

It’s a new day, which means a new challenge at West Monroe. This time, it's a software acquisition. How do we help a newly merged company realize the benefits of their transaction? How do we collaborate with their management teams to find solutions that work for everyone? And what emerging technologies will shape the solution?

As a member of our Mergers & Acquisitions team, you’ll always be tackling challenges with a mix of business, technology, and industry expertise. But those challenges shift dramatically from one moment to the next. The key is to use your knowledge and creative instinct to guide our clients through a difficult process and help them capture tangible, measurable results.

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