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.

Interesting Moments from the podcast:

  • The entire deal or the value proposition between employee and employer changes, when the company goes from private to public.

  • [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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.





Delivering the deal spotlight series

Going Public IPOs vs. SPACs? What leaders should anticipate to ensure deal success

Jeff Black
Jeff Black

Global, US and Canada M&A Advisory Services Leader

Teresa Bayewitz
Teresa Bayewitz

Partner, Mercer’s Career Business

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