Delivering the Deal
Going Public: IPO vs. SPACs? What leaders should anticipate to ensure deal success
November 09, 2021 | Episode 3 | 09:08
The “Delivering the Deal” spotlight series is where Mercer’s leading experts discuss the most pressing issues facing business leaders and deal professionals in M&A today.
In this episode of Delivering the Deal, Jeff Black is joined by Teresa Bayewitz, a partner in Mercer’s career business, to discuss current SPAC and IPO trends. Teresa also shares her insights and experiences on the HR and compensation issues that arise when a company goes public through a SPAC or an IPO and highlights what leaders should do to ensure deal success.
Interesting moments from the podcast:
Effects of going public"The entire deal or the value proposition between employee and employer changes, when the company goes from private to public."
Seizing opportunities"[When going public] there's so much opportunity if done well to create a really dynamic and engaging culture with your workforce once you have those tools available and properly designed."
Aligning leadership"You can’t overstate the importance of getting leadership aligned already to what are the critical priorities you want them to focus on."
Return on human capital"How you're managing your human capital…has really forced companies to think about…the asset that it is. And a really strategic asset that needs to be handled carefully and thoughtfully and you need to be able to explain to your shareholders how you're maximising the return on that asset."
When you're ready"And there's a lot of companies out there that maybe under ordinary circumstances would not be mature enough to go public through an IPO but are ready to go public with a SPAC."
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