The view from above: The critical role of Board oversight for HSE in post-merger integration
Despite the best intentions, boards often wind up overlooking HSE issues in the heat of merger planning. Quite simply, the importance of HSE issues in post-merger integration can be deceiving. The direct synergies gained from HSE during the merger are small relative to those in other divisions such as finance and operations. What’s more, HSE concerns typically are not seen as having a significant impact on revenue or the price of the deal. Rarely are closings delayed because of HSE issues.