Mercer M&A Ready™ 2011, 2-3 August in Melbourne

Mercer M&A Ready™ 2011, 2-3 August in Melbourne

Mercer M&A Ready™ 2011, 2-3 August in Melbourne

  • 17 May 2011
  • Australia, Melbourne

As the environment for corporate deal-making improves, Mercer identifies 5 key roles HR leaders must play in M&A

  • Human Resources professionals face a daunting task in managing people-related risks and opportunities in M&As
  • Two day workshop scheduled for 2-3 August in Melbourne at Mercer on Exhibition St

Mercer announces its 2011 M&A Ready™ workshop in Melbourne will be held on 2-3 August 2011, where consultants will share the five key roles senior human resources (HR) leaders must play before, during and after mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, including:

1 – Serve as a trusted adviser to executives and the deal team

2 – Be the HR/people subject-matter expert

3 – Provide timely and actionable input before, during and after the deal

4 – Help shape the post-close organisation

5 – Manage the intense flow of information and related employee anxiety

Designed for human resource leaders and others responsible for identifying and managing the people issues vital to successful mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the workshops are structured to help these professionals get ready for the challenge of deal work.

Now in its eighth year, the Mercer M&A Ready™ workshop series gives participants important insights into every aspect of the deal process including; M&A transactions in the context of an organisation’s business strategy; deal and HR team structures, roles and relationships; key human capital issues and HR’s role in managing them; and how HR can ultimately help realise the full value of the deal. Participants also receive live deal experience via “real world” case study simulation.

Michael Hill, Business Leader, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mercer Australia & New Zealand said 2011 will be a very strong year for deal activity in the Asia Pacific Region.

“Sustained growth in developing markets such as China and India, companies continue to look to venturing inside the Australian market to do deals,” Mr Hill said.

“Senior HR leaders, who have not had to ‘worry’ about deals for a few years, now have a fantastic opportunity to refresh their education about what it takes to successfully manage HR’s role in M&A. The smartest HR professionals are preparing for M&A activity in advance, testing their processes before they are actually needed and revising them as necessary. Early preparation helps HR professionals avoid costly mistakes.”

The Mercer M&A Ready™ 2011 Melbourne workshop will be led by seasoned professionals with hands-on deal experience as part of Mercer’s global M&A consulting business.

For a complete schedule of Mercer M&A Ready™ workshops, or to register, please visit To learn more about custom workshops, please contact Mercer.