Mercer | 2017 M&A Ready Executive Development Program

Mercer | 2017 M&A Ready Executive Development Program

Mercer to host 2017 M&A Ready Executive Development Program in San Francisco, Toronto, New York and Chicago

  • March 22, 2017
  • United States, New York

Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), will once again host its M&A Ready™ Executive Development Program in San Francisco (April 26-27), Toronto (May 10-11), New York (June 7-8) and Chicago (October 25-26) this year. Senior HR executives, business unit leaders, and corporate development, strategy and finance executives are invited to attend. 

Now in its 14th year, Mercer’s globally acclaimed M&A Ready Program addresses the latest developments, trends and best practices around critical people and HR issues that drive and determine M&A success, such as key talent assessment and retention, workforce engagement, compensation and benefit benchmark data, and cultural integration. 

The intensive, highly interactive two-day workshop covers every deal phase, from planning through to post-deal implementation. Upon completion of the program, M&A Ready graduates will be better prepared to:

  • Manage real-world people-related challenges
  • Identify risks and opportunities for various deal types
  • Capture greater synergies from transactions 

“The M&A boom is set to continue in 2017, with a surplus of cash scouring the global market for quality assets,” said Jeff Cox, Senior Partner and Global M&A Transaction Services Leader, Mercer. “With over $6 trillion in cash and short-term securities on corporate balance sheets around the world (including $2.5 trillion in cash held by US companies outside the US - poised to be repatriated pending new reduced tax legislation) and over $130 billion of cash held by activists and hedge funds forcing many publicly held companies to evaluate and divest non-core assets, there is an enormous opportunity – and challenge – for companies to protect the value of their deals, which requires them to consider the magnitude of people issues at the outset.” 

Mercer is the pre-eminent global advisor on people issues in M&A transactions. The firm’s dedicated team of 150 M&A transaction consultants work on more than 1,200 deals a year across all industries with both corporate and financial buyers/sellers. Over the past 14 years, more than 5,000 professionals from a diverse mix of companies around the world have endorsed the M&A Ready program, consistently rating it 4.8 out of 5.0. 

To learn more about the M&A Ready Executive Development Program, please visit  

In addition to these North America workshops, Mercer will also host sessions in 18 other cities worldwide. For the complete list, please visit 

About Mercer

Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and careers of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 140 countries.  Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue of more than $13 billion and approximately 60,000 colleagues worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer