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Employee Flight Risk in M&A


Flight Risk in M&A

The art and science of retaining talent


Successful buyers have elevated their retention strategies from an art to a repeatable science. The results are tangible and clear – increased productivity, engagement, owner-like behaviors and accountability.

— Jeff Cox, Global M&A Transaction Services Leader

Mercer’s People Risks in M&A Transactions

Offering robust data and analysis as well as unique insights and guidance, Mercer’s first annual research report on people risks in M&A transactions provides an in-depth view of the human capital issues buyers and sellers are facing in the marketplace. In addition, this report identifies practical solutions and strategies organizations are deploying to effectively hedge these risks and drive deal value.


Did you know that 71% of all deals globally had a retention bonus?

"The common denominator consistently driving economic value is having the right people on board to execute after closing. At no time globally have we seen it be so critical for both buyers and sellers, who want to drive shareholder value, to lock down talent at the top, including those ‘Rising Middle Stars’ critical for execution."

— Konrad Deiters, EuroPac M&A Transaction Services Leader

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