GPMIP Post Merger Integration consultant, kristen brooks

Kristen Brooks


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Kristen Brooks

Professional Background

  • Kristen leads the development and execution of M&A solutions for private equity firms and corporates looking to build in-house M&A integration and carve-out expertise
  • Prior to Global PMI Partners, Kristen held M&A leadership positions in industry and consulting. Kristen served as VP Merger Integration at Envision Healthcare, Senior Director M&A Integration at Western Union and Director M&A Integration at Omnicell. She served as an Experienced Manager at Hitachi Consulting and Accenture/Arthur Andersen working with Fortune 500 clients
  • Kristen completed Columbia Business School’s Executive M&A Program and was certified in M&A in 2020. She holds a BS in Communications and Economics from Northwestern University. Kristen also completed the Executive M&A Program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Experienced leader of M&A programs involving M&A Strategy, Integration Program Development & Playbooks, IMO Stand-Up, Integration Program Management, Synergy Identification and Tracking, Business Transformation and Change Enablement. Kristen is also experienced in Divestitures / Carve-Outs
  • Kristen is a results-focused Integration Leader with proven success helping clients identify and extract maximum value from acquisitions utilizing a value driver approach
  • Kristen has cross-industry experience having worked in Technology, Healthcare, and Financial Services, among others
  • Much of Kristen’s M&A experience has been international / cross-border involving acquisitions in APAC, EMEA, and North America and she is well versed in country- by-country merger laws and required undertakings

Project Highlights

Sample Engagements:

  • Developed and implemented a comprehensive M&A program for a financial services client, including stand-up of an IMO, playbooks, and tools & templates
  • Conducted an assessment of a healthcare company’s M&A processes, from deal through integration. Implemented improvements according to recommendations
  • Managed a transformative acquisition integration for a software company to enter a new business segment with different products, customers and regulatory complexities
  • Managed the acquisition of several South American companies for a financial services company where cultural considerations and change management were paramount to success
  • Spun-off a division of a Fortune 500 financial services company involving development and management of TSAs
  • Experience with both public and private mergers & acquisitions varying in size from $20M to $62B

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