Developing an Integration Playbook

Learn how to align corporate development and integration teams and build an integration playbook.


Meet your instructor

Scott Hile is Senior Director of Corporate Development at Enviva and is an accomplished mergers and acquisitions and global business leader, skilled at effective verbal and written communication, sought for mentoring. Known for uniting globally dispersed teams around cohesive project visions in achieving organizational goals. He has a track record of providing education and building capability in direct reports. He has experience with over 75 M&A and joint venture transactions (40+ closed, lead on 35+) and has 13+ years of evaluating, diligencing, and negotiating, and now 4+ years of successfully sourcing, transactions globally across a range of deal sizes and structures.


Browse Lesson Plan

Integration should never be isolated at the end of your process, otherwise, you will have a lot of friction points along the way. Integration team should be brought early in the process to get alignment around the goals of the deal. In this course, you will learn some tools that you can use to get that necessary alignment between the Corporate Development team and Integration team. Concepts covered include how to develop an integration playbook from start to finish, how diligence truly drives successful integration by communication and creating checkpoints, as well as countermeasures you can take in case the deal goes sideways.


Developing integration playbook

  • Process
  • Integration Leads 
  • Work from PM standpoint 
  • Pre close and Post close

Diligence driving successful integration

  • Communication between the teams
  • Creating a data room where everyone always has access to it
  • Creating checkpoints of project charters

Mitigation plans and countermeasures




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