Known for its innovative car seat design and commitment to quality, our $160 million global automotive supply manufacturer client was purchased in 2019. This acquisition required a full transition of all systems and applications within twelve months of the transaction close date as a part of the Transition Services Agreement (TSA) with their previous owner. As part of the transition and ownership process, the client participated in multiple engagements which included the following services:
Once the acquisition was finalized, the client was to be carved out of the divesting company within twelve months. This entailed the transition of personnel, equipment, processes, manufacturing operations, systems, technology and data from the divesting company to new systems and technology worldwide and launching a new U.S. manufacturing facility. The client needed immediate assistance planning and managing the disposition or transition of business systems and information technology infrastructure. The client wanted to ensure the transition was coordinated with the launch of its new U.S. manufacturing facility.
Prior to the acquisition being finalized, Baker Tilly provided advisory services to the client’s executives and investors regarding provisions of the IT Transition Services Agreement with the divesting company. Once the acquisition closed, Baker Tilly developed the transition plan for over 100 business systems and related technology infrastructure globally to their own business systems, network and IT infrastructure. Baker Tilly managed the execution of the transition globally, which included:
Within the twelve-month contractual transition period, the client successfully completed the transition of data, systems and information technology to its new systems, global network and technology infrastructure. Despite the remote work environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation of these systems and technologies were successfully executed and achieved. Key components of their new IT landscape included: