20 September 2017

United Kingdom, London


Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), announced that it has agreed to acquire Portuguese-based Jason Associates, a leader in people-focused products and advisory services. With this acquisition, Mercer and Jason Associates will combine world class HR consulting with innovative technology and tools to drive transformation in the way people management is designed, implemented and communicated. This will offer companies and employees a unique, market-leading experience. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 


“The combination of Jason Associates with Mercer aligns to increasing client demand for a more complete and integrated solution to solve their people management challenges,” said Diogo Alarcão, CEO, Mercer Portugal. “We have already been delivering successful and impactful projects together. This is a triple win, for Mercer, for Jason Associates and most importantly for our clients.”


Pedro Brito, CEO, Jason Associates, said “The acquisition by Mercer will provide our clients with world class consulting, wherever they need it, as well as allowing them to continue to work with Jason Associates. It further allows us to scale the development of our tools faster, globally, as well as locally. I am especially delighted about the global career and professional development opportunities that this move offers Jason Associates employees."


The acquisition of Jason Associates enables Mercer to offer end-to-end employee experiences and engagement services through a powerful interactive platform. This acquisition is in direct response to the HR industry’s rapidly evolving needs in supporting the workforce of the future.


Jason Associates has a line of business dedicated to recruitment and search that will not be integrated in this deal. This business will change its brand, but will keep business as usual with its existing team. 


About Mercer
Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 22,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With more than 60,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $13 billion, through its market-leading companies including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.