In the Delivering the deal spotlight series, we explore new mergers and acquisitions trends and discuss strategies for harnessing the power of people to drive sustainable deal value.

In this podcast, we are bringing you an interview with Carly McCoy, a principal at Mercer’s M&A Advisory Services, and Brent Heslop, Global M&A Business Transformation Leader at Mercer, highlighting the critical importance of culture related to deal success. This interview covers:

  • Lessons in leadership alignment
  • Steps to prioritizing culture
  • Actions needed to reduce culture risks
  • Client examples of integrating culture

Interesting Moments from the podcast:

  • “We focus on prioritizing the most significant and material risks to the deal value.”

  • "Culture is not a nice to have. Culture risk is deal risk and to ignore it we do so at our peril."

  • You can’t overstate the importance of getting leadership aligned already to what are the critical priorities you want them to focus on.

  • "Change is hard in organizations and the more complicated the deal the harder it is."




Delivering the deal spotlight series

Getting culture right is critical for M&A success

Brent Heslop
Brent Heslop

Global M&A Business Transformation Leader, Mercer

Carly McCoy
Carly McCoy

Principal, M&A Advisory Services

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