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.
Delivering the deal spotlight series
In this episode, we are speaking with Jason Jaross, a Partner in Mercer’s M&A Advisory Services Business. Given that we view effective change management as one of the keys to delivering on your deal thesis, we wanted him to share some of his experiences and lessons that may help your next deal.
In this episode, Scott Gardiner shares his 20+ years of deal experience to highlight his observations about the M&A landscape and the importance of aligning HR for successful deal-making.
What is the focus area on deal professionals minds? Retention in deals.
We discuss how to plan for retention during a deal and how to execute effectively to retain critical talent and protect their deal thesis.
In this episode, we uncover how talent is integral to all M&A deals and how business leaders can use talent data to strategize pre-day 1 to ensure their deal will succeed.
A shift to electric and autonomous vehicles creates new talent challenges for the auto industry, and they're only amplified by accelerating M&A activity. Explore how leaders can manage these challenges in our latest episode.
What are the pressing topics facing global business leaders in 2022 and beyond? Mercer's CCO shares his experience and perspective related to organizations' challenges and opportunities.
What are the key M&A people trends in the tech space, and how can other industries leverage this approach? Check out this episode to find out.
Tune into this episode to hear from Mercer’s M&A experts from across the globe to find out what is on the horizon for deals in 2022.
Find out how a company’s mental health affects the health of an M&A deal.
In this episode, we discuss divesture trends and insights around an area that many business leaders mistakenly think is easier than a merger or acquisition.
In this episode of Delivering the Deal, we discuss current SPAC and IPO trends and uncover the HR and compensation issues that arise when a company goes public through a SPAC or an IPO.
In this podcast, we highlight the critical importance of culture related to deal success. “Culture risk is deal risk and to ignore it we do so at our peril,” Brent Heslop.
M&A activity has been on the upswing in the Asia Pacific region. In this podcast, we cover the overview and motivation of mergers and acquisitions and what other regions can learn from this market.
Fifty-seven percent of leaders anticipate an increase in deal activity in 2021 and 2022, according to a Mercer survey, yet a majority of deals fail to deliver value because they fail to focus on people. Find out why it is essential for leaders to include people risks early on in their deal thesis to ensure deal value.
The process of taking a company public is complicated, whether you’re announcing an initial public offering (IPO) or merging with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). For many organizations, going public is just the first of many steps in executing a business expansion strategy. Often, one of these additional steps involves a merger or acquisition.