At ZJ, we’ve developed a comprehensive road map to guide clients through the M&A process. We’ve set up frameworks that help clients recognize risks and examine potential financial, fiscal, legal, operational, and administrative pitfalls. Our HR expertise allows us to identify human capital risks, including the management team and key employee compensation, pension risks, high employee turnover, difficult labor relations, and local regulations.

Having resources who speak the language and know the local laws is a distinct advantage. It allows us to perform due diligence quickly and more accurately, which is vital during a seller’s market.


Heightened competition means buyers often have to commit without performing adequate due diligence, mitigating risk, determining compliance issues, or fully developing post-merger integration plans. ZJ’s project-management operations (PMO) bring to bear a full range of capabilities that allows buyers to act and react to today’s deal dynamics, swiftly and with confidence. ZJ provides on-the-ground experts who ensure Day One readiness across the entire HR domain, including payroll, benefits, executive and employee compensation, and sales force remuneration, as well as HR platforms and technology. 


ZJ post-merger integration (PMI) consultants provide strategic integration planning from Day One. Critical requirements, including, risks, timing, and deal objectives, are carefully mapped out. We have proprietary methodologies and tools to help align people, organizational cultures, and work styles to business and deal strategies.

Differences in culture, workforce compensation, and local regulations are just a few of the issues a deal can face. Our global footprint means we have resources in place and on the ground with firsthand knowledge and experience in overcoming global barriers and ensuring seamless integration.

Results You Can Expect

Full Potential Assessment

A pragmatic and discerning assessment of your joint venture potential.

Aligned Interests

Operating model design and a joint business planning process to help you align interests.

Lasting Results

Proprietary toolkits to ensure results are delivered and changes stick.

Ongoing Strategy Refresh

Strategy refresh as your needs change and help renegotiate the deal.