Capturing sustainable value is becoming increasingly difficult. Leaders of high-performing organisations recognise that achieving financial targets means analysing workforce issues with the same rigor as all other strategic elements.
Divestitures can unlock hidden shareholder value and generate cash to fund growth and innovation. The speed at which organisations need to pivot and pursue a new strategic direction is leading to the rise of divestitures. A successful divestiture means maximising the sale price, closing the deal quickly and creating sustainable value for the remaining business.
Whether you’re planning a spin-off or carve-out, or selling the entire business, analysing workforce risks is an essential first step in preparing for any sale. This analysis should begin at the pre-separation strategy and planning stage — and it requires the same strategic focus that goes into preparing the carve-out financials.
Executing a divestiture can be far more challenging than acquiring an organisation. At Mercer, we recommend approaching the sale from the perspective of a potential buyer — understanding that different buyers have different priorities.
We know how to protect value by identifying human capital risks early in the divestiture process. Our exceptional ability to uncover workforce risks helps sellers anticipate hurdles and mitigate any surprises early. Speed is the key to success, and our ability to respond anywhere globally within 24 hours helps drive your successful divestiture.
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Our advisors work with corporate acquirers and financial investors on both the buy and sell side. Let us help you mitigate your most difficult workforce risks by leveraging our deep human capital expertise as well as our global insights and world-class capabilities across all lines of business.
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