RIMS EXECUTIVE REPORT: Risk Management's Role in Mergers & Acquisitions

September 12, 2016

Risk Practitioners’ Involvement in M&As Extends Far Beyond Uncovering Financial Savings
NEW YORK (September 12, 2016) — As the number and frequency of organizations turning to mergers and acquisitions as a vehicle to accelerate growth increases, risk professionals must be prepared to support both leadership and operational managers, according to RIMS’ newly released Executive Report Risk Management’s Role in Mergers & Acquisitions.
In this new report, members of RIMS leadership – comprising practicing risk professionals – share their career experiences and lessons learned from their involvement in the merger and acquisition process. The report reviews the importance of understanding the strategy behind the deal, developing and maintaining productive relationships with stakeholders, effective processes for exchanging information and potential red flags. 
“During a merger or acquisition, risk professionals have the potential to offer much more than just savings on insurance expenses,” said RIMS President Julie Pemberton.  “Engaging us early in the process, allows the organization to gain deeper insights into operational dependencies, human safety issues, property and environmental concerns, as well as the identification of new opportunities to enhance processes, reach new customers and achieve strategic objectives.”
RIMS Executive Report Risk Management’s Role in Mergers & Acquisitions is available in RIMS Risk Knowledge library at www.RIMS.org/RiskKnowledge.  For more information about the Society and to learn about other RIMS educational opportunities, conferences and resources, visit www.RIMS.org.

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

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As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org

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