To deliver deal value, buyers and sellers need workforce expertise combined with real-world, practical and tactical execution experience on a global scale.
Our research shows that 67% of deals experience delayed synergy realisation due to unaddressed people risks. Understanding people risk is crucial and requires the same strategic approach as commercial, tax, operational and IT integration.
Increasing deal complexity and cross-border deal dynamics make it difficult to realise value. Early preparation and thorough understanding of human capital risks ensures Day One readiness and creates sustainable value. Driving long-term deal success requires thoughtful and well-executed integration.
In today’s complex and dynamic environment, you need real-world integration experience in quickly and effectively bringing organisations together — or carving out and standing up an entity — to protect business continuity and create the framework for the future. We’re experienced in all types of transactions, from small acquisitions to mega, multibillion-dollar global mergers. And all sizes and types of deals require the knowledge, know-how and foresight to deliver deal value.
We work with buyers and sellers as well as corporate acquirers and financial investors. The diversity of our clients — in size, maturity, industry sector and geographic location — means we assist organisations with a broad range of issues. Simply put, we know what needs to be done — when, how, why and by whom. We manage the deal chaos and complexity, bringing you the processes, approaches, tools and resources to create order and clarity. Our fundamental approach is time- and battle-tested, repeatable, reliable and scalable.
Building on the findings of due diligence, our approach to integration planning includes:
We are deal experts who understand how to mitigate risks, maximise value and moderate costs to create sustainable value. We understand the business strategy and deal thesis and provide distinctive human capital insights to lay the groundwork for realising the full value of your deal. Our goal is simple: your success. We exist to achieve your goals and commitments while building sustainable capability within your organisation.
Mercer’s global footprint means we can have experts available in as little as 24 hours — resources who speak the language and know the local laws. Our insights aren’t limited to certain markets. We are where you need us to be.
We have a deep bench of experts and access to specialists, from actuarial to compliance.
We have a demonstrated track record across all deal types and throughout all phases. We know how to translate the deal thesis into reality with practical, proven approaches.
Our expertise allows us to offer new and cutting-edge solutions to evolving human capital risks.