Media Advisory: Mercer to host M&A Ready™ Executive Development Program in San Francisco April 27-28

  • March 14, 2016
  • United States, New York

Mercer will once again host its M&A Ready™ Executive Development Program on April 27-28 at the Loews Regency in San Francisco. Senior HR executives, business line leaders, and corporate development, strategy and finance executives are all invited and encouraged to attend. Now in its 12th year, Mercer’s globally acclaimed M&A Ready Program addresses the latest developments, trends and best practice that leading edge companies use to achieve specific deal outcomes and to maximize value.

M&A Ready consists of an intensive and highly interactive two-day program that encompasses every deal phase. Leveraging the findings of Mercer’s recently released 2016 People Risks in M&A Transactions report, attendees will gain valuable insights into identifying and managing the key people risks across various deal types.  The program features five deal simulations: building a business context/strategy document, diligence analysis, stakeholder communication strategy, drivers of change in cultural analysis/fit, and integration planning. These simulations provide attendees with ‘hands on’ learning opportunities that lead to increased knowledge, skills and strategic insights into all phases and aspects of M&A activity.

“With global M&A volume up by 32%[1] and an increasing  focus on better managing people-related deal risks, we are excited to host  once again our San Francisco M&A Ready program,” said Erich Studer, Partner and M&A Consultant at Mercer.  “Our research clearly shows that organizations that bring the same discipline and rigor to addressing the human capital investment and people issues as they do to managing balance sheet and operational risks realize the most value from their transactions.”

To learn more about the M&A Ready Executive Development Program, including a full listing of other dates and locations throughout the world, please visit

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[1] Thomson Reuters. Mergers & Acquisitions Review (First Nine Months 2015).