Peter Chadha has written an article for E-Gaming Review about how to keep your job after an e-gaming merger
From the article:
A merger or acquisition is a very stressful time for all parties concerned. There are multiple streams of activities which need to be completed in a very tight time frame, particularly when there are competitive bids or market pressures, on top of the day to day job of keeping things running for business as usual. (First hand I've seen 18 hour days can become the norm..!).
For example, in the first few weeks there are many technology issues to be tackled like - which of the systems should be kept, which should be expanded, and which should be deprecated? The wrong decision could mean loss of value and financial ruin for the whole transaction.