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 podcast, we are bringing you an interview hosted by Jeff Black, the Global and North America M&A Advisory Services Leader and Dhruv Mehra, AMEA M&A Advisory Services Leader, and Haze Zhang, Greater China M&A Advisory Services Leader, covering:

  • Overview of mergers and acquisitions activity in the Asia Pacific region in 2021
  • Outlook and motivation for deals in the Asia Pacific
  • Most critical success factor in M&A in 2021
  • ESG considerations during M&A deals

Interesting Moments from the podcast:

  • "Based on our [M&A] research, it shows 57% of survey respondents do indicate an increased appetite for M&A in the next 12-24 months, and that seems quite consistent with what we are hearing on the ground."

  • “Investing in ESG and sustainability on the people side could create value to employees and multiple stakeholders to the organization which could boost ESG performance and enables sustainable business growth.”

  • "We found that across all issues, 70% of PE buyers said that leadership alignment and culture alignment are the biggest derailers of a transaction"




Delivering the deal spotlight series

What does the future of deal activity look like in Asia Pacific?

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Jeff Black
Jeff Black

Global, US and Canada M&A Advisory Services Leader

Dhruv Mehra
Dhruv Mehra

Partner, AMEA M&A Advisory Services Leader, Mercer

Haze Zhang
Haze Zhang

Principal, Greater China, M&A Advisory Services Leader, Mercer

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