Mercer’s 2016 People Risks in M&A Transactions survey report) provides an exclusive focus on the key human capital risks and opportunities in M&A transactions. In our first annual report, we offer insights into the emerging trends in the deal activity of corporate and private equity buyers and sellers, provide an in-depth view of human capital-related transaction risks, and offer strategies and solutions to help organizations plan for and address these risks effectively.
Although they’re sitting on $1.32 trillion in dry powder (through Q3), a recent survey of over 100 LPs around the world revealed that more than half of investors are currently below their target allocation to private equity. In an M&A environment defined by rising competition, financial sponsors are looking for new strategies that will help them put their capital to work and maximize price.
During this webcast, we’ll share key findings from our first annual People Risks in M&A Transactions survey report to help you better understand the human capital-related risks that impact deal success. We’ll also explore the value drivers that can help give your business an edge in an intensely competitive M&A landscape.
Mercer’s People Risks in M&A Transactions survey report is based on:
• Survey responses from 323 M&A professionals who have worked on deals on both the buy and sell side in the past 18 months
• 78 interviews with corporations and private equity firms on both the buy and sell side.
• Analysis of nearly 450 M&A transaction-related projects.
To learn more about the human capital risks and value drivers that can make or break the deal, join the conversation with our Mercer experts on: February 11 at Noon (Eastern).
 Preqin. The Q3 2015 Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, available at https://www.preqin.com/docs/quarterly/pe/Preqin-Quarterly-Private-Equity-Update-Q3-2015.pdf
Private Equity deal and operations teams
Jeff Cox and Chuck Moritt, Senior Partners and Co-Leaders of the North America M&A Transaction Services Business
Doug Johnson, Canadian M&A Leader