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M&A risks: The unrealised potential of people in deal value creation

M&A transactions are on the upswing as businesses undergo transformations to adapt to a post-pandemic world. How do people risks factor into your deal process?

Of all the capital and resources a company has, people remain the most important asset. The rise of new work ecosystems that support a mobile and decentralised workforce emphasises how essential an agile and resilient workforce is to most bottom lines. The importance of people also holds true in deals.

Dealmakers’ top priorities are bespoke value creation, operational stability and client retention. These cannot be achieved without proactively anticipating and addressing people acquisition risks, such as leadership effectiveness, organisational culture alignment, and retention and attraction of key talent.

See how companies are leveraging M&As to transform business and focus on people-related acquisition risks throughout the deal life cycle to drive success.


of failed deals are the result of poor strategic people-risk planning.


of survey respondents indicate an increasing appetite for M&As over the next 12 to 24 months. 

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