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Special Report: After the Ink Dries

Getting a Do-Over: What Dealers Would Do Differently After an Acquisition

Many dealers who have managed to successfully integrate an acquired dealership into their businesses have found some facet of process they would like to do over, given the opportunity. Here are some of do-overs shared in the Farm Equipment survey on strategies to integrate one dealership culture into another after an acquisition.
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Special Report: After the Ink Dries

Every Acquisition is a ‘Big’ Deal

Dealers may want to downplay the significance of buying another dealership, but each acquisition is meaningful for the customers and employees who are involved.
As a farm equipment dealer, Zach Hetterick has had no direct involvement with acquiring another dealer. But from his unique perspective while he was a service manager, product manager and territory sales manager for Case IH, he has plenty of experience observing how acquisitions were handled.
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Focusing on People & Performance Creates a Collaborative Culture

After more than a decade of rapid expansion, North Dakota-based Plains Ag has developed a successful — but still evolving — post-acquisition game plan rooted in honesty, tradition and productivity.
After more than a decade of rapid expansion, North Dakota-based Plains Ag has developed a successful — but still evolving — post-acquisition game plan rooted in honesty, tradition and productivity.
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Special Report: After the Ink Dries

After the Ink Dries: Dealer Takeaways

Because dealers have had a wide variety of experiences when it comes to handling matters following the acquisition of another dealership, there was little if any clear-cut consensus on one “best” approach to some of the biggest and most critical issues involved.
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Special Report: After the Ink Dries

Assimilating an Acquired Dealership: Issues & Missteps

Buying another dealership is the easy part. Integrating it into the overall organization is the bigger challenge.
When it comes to either buying or selling a dealership, when the deal is done, the parties on the different sides of the table say they all face the same set of challenges. How the issues are prioritized may differ if you’re the buyer or seller, but the concerns remain the same.
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