Getting culture right is critical for M&A success
In this podcast, we are bringing you an interview with Carly McCoy, a principal at Mercer’s M&A Advisory Services, and Brent Heslop, Global M&A Business Transformation Leader at Mercer, highlighting the critical importance of culture related to deal success. This interview covers:
- Lessons in leadership alignment
- Steps to prioritising culture
- Actions needed to reduce culture risks
- Client examples of integrating culture
Interesting moments from the podcast:
Deal value“We focus on prioritising the most significant and material risks to the deal value.”
Culture risk"Culture is not a nice to have. Culture risk is deal risk and to ignore it we do so at our peril."
Aligning priorities"You can’t overstate the importance of getting leadership aligned already to what are the critical priorities you want them to focus on."
Deal complications"Change is hard in organisations and the more complicated the deal the harder it is."