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M&A Ready™ Executive Development Program - Tackle Critical People Issues that Drive M&A Success

27 April - 28 April 2016  United States, San Francisco

  • Overview
    • There may be no better way to prepare for your next critical transaction than by participating in our M&A Ready Executive Development Program. Gain valuable insights into the key people risks and opportunities for various deal types so you can identify and manage people-related challenges, optimize the price paid, and capture greater synergies from the transaction.

      These two days of discussions and presentations, facilitated by senior Mercer consultants, will include, among other topics, best practices and current thinking on critical people/HR issues that drive and determine M&A success. Just a few of those all-important issues are key talent assessment and retention, workforce engagement, compensation and benefit benchmark data, and cultural integration (the alignment of business strategy, structure, processes, and people).


      Duration: Two-day program with light prework.

      Format: Combination of presentation, facilitated deal simulation, and open, confidential group discussions.

      Global Faculty: Highly experienced senior Mercer M&A transaction consultants bring their deal experience with proven strategic solutions for success.

  • Why attend
    • What you will learn: You will gain valuable insights into the key human capital risks that could impair deal value and learn how to leverage proven tools and apply our flexible, scalable methodology to align people with deal and business strategy. 

      In-depth content: The program covers all elements of people issues in a deal, including strategy/planning, due diligence, do by close, integration planning/implementation, organizational culture issues, employee engagement, and strategic HR PMO.

  • Who should attend
    • HR Executives, Finance, M&A leaders, and Corporate Development/Strategy.

      Senior HR executives: The Mercer M&A Ready™ Executive Development Program prepares you to tackle the critical people issues that drive M&A success – issues such as retention, key talent assessment, workforce engagement, compensation and benefits, and cultural integration (i.e. the alignment of business strategy, structure, processes and people).

      Corporate development / strategy and finance executives: The executive program provides valuable insight into key people risks and opportunities for the different types of deals you manage. This enables you to prove the deal thesis and evaluate the people-related impacts in order to optimize the price paid and capture greater synergies from your transaction.

      Business leaders: Your next transaction may be a critical point in your organization's growth. The Mercer M&A Ready program demonstrates how a laser-focus on securing the right talent in the right jobs can vastly increase your chances of success and improve your long-term business results.

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  • What attendees are saying
    • "Excellent session, great use of time, a good balance of presentation and working activities." – Senior HR Manager, Microsoft

      "This has been a brilliant experience. The M&A Ready workshop has provided me with an end-to-end view on how HR can contribute to merger success. The learning experiences have been wonderful." – Director Talent Development & Organizational Design, Suntory Beverage & Food Europe

       "Covered a deal end-to-end in a short time frame with a great combo of the big picture and diving deep into specifics." – HR Project Manager, Amazon