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.
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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 maximizing 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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