M&A advisory services: Divestitures
Prioritizing people risk
Whether you’re planning a spin-off or carve-out, or selling the entire business, analyzing workforce risks is an essential first step in preparing for any sale. This analysis should begin at the pre-separation strategy and planning stage — and it requires the same strategic focus that goes into preparing the carve-out financials.
Executing a divestiture can be far more challenging than acquiring an organization. At Mercer, we recommend approaching the sale from the perspective of a potential buyer — understanding that different buyers have different priorities.
The Mercer difference
Understand and anticipate the spectrum of workforce issues for your strategic goals.
Separation due diligence
Conduct an in-depth analysis on workforce issues to identify any material risks based on the pool of potential buyers.
Separation planning and execution
Develop a separation roadmap that addresses operational risks and ensures readiness on Day One. Identify and prepare for transition service agreements (TSAs).
Evaluate the remaining business to determine potential workforce issues and mitigation strategies.