Case Study

Integration Management Office for $45M Behavioral Health Portfolio Company

"Establishment and facilitation of the Integration Management Office (IMO) to assist the successful integration of two of the largest Behavioral Health practices in the region"


  • $45M Behavioral Health practice seeking to facilitate an effective acquisition and integration of a key target​
  • Deliberate approach to planning and executing the integration was needed through establishment of an IMO​
  • Target company had small management and leadership team, limiting our client’s exposure to them during planning phase​
  • Client required strong IMO team to act as conduit between target and buyer, create structure in integration process, and ensure execution, accountability, and appropriate communication​
  • SLKone was hired to establish and support the Integration Management Office through a smooth integration of the two organizations

Bespoke Solutions

  • Organized and led integration onsite with leadership teams to discuss expectations, strategies, concerns, and develop an understanding for what each function does well plus areas for improvement​
  • Worked with key stakeholders to develop a detailed project plan, unique to the business functions’ needs and aligned to desired outcomes; created and managed in MS Smartsheet​
    • Metric dashboard created to be presented to the board and equity sponsor​
  • Developed all communication documents, managed, and tracked roll out process​
  • Documented and tracked all identified risks, worked with direct team members on mitigation strategies and execution​
  • Initiated development of measurements for patient outcomes and future tools for measuring all identified KPI’s​
  • Facilitated discussions and alignment on future state of physician recruitment strategies and physician compensation models

Leading With Results

  • Achieved a successful close and transition to post-close activities; risks managed directly by SLKone​
  • Integration on target for completion at time of conclusion of project​
  • Developed culture of accountability through various reporting metrics and increased visibility to workstreams’ progress​
  • Aligned clinical operations focus to future where industry moved to value-based care​
  • Successfully navigated various roadblocks resulting from communication barriers, new employees, and fractured organizational structure​
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