Is your organisation ready?

Disruption and change are here to stay. Intense competition, ever-increasing shareholder expectations and digital innovations are driving leaders to rethink strategy. The result is an urgent need to adapt that in turn fuels increased inorganic transformation through deals.


At the same time, increasing complexity and cross-border dynamics make it difficult to realise value in M&A strategies. Assessing internal capabilities and preparing well in advance of inking any deals is critical to success.


Seeking expert advice


Whether you’re a serial acquirer looking to refine your current M&A processes or you’re new to M&A and want to set up a highly effective deal team, our advisors can help. We’ll put you on the path to developing a framework with the structure, tools and processes for success — even before you consider a specific deal.


The Mercer difference


Success requires a proven process and dedicated resources to create and capture the maximum value. Experience matters.


We are deal experts who understand how to mitigate risks, maximize value and moderate costs to create sustainable value that encompasses all human capital levers. Our deal experience and subject matter expertise, combined with battle-tested results from the field differentiates us.



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Mercer advises clients in:


Strategy and readiness

Anticipate the spectrum of people risks and strategies to address them given your strategic goals.



Due diligence

Conduct in-depth analysis on workforce issues to identify any material risks to purchase price, strategic objectives or integration.


Integration planning and execution

Execute rigorous governance and planning to ensure business continuity on Day One as well as longer-term integration success.


Integration planning and execution

Drive deal success by effectively implementing Day One plans and monitoring results to maximise value.




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Mercer’s M&A readiness assessment process quickly identified the most easily achievable solutions, enabling HR to immediately partner with the business and improve how we meet deal challenges. Mercer helped us to develop a longer-term plan for upgrading our tools, processes and overall M&A capabilities.
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– SVP, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Fortune 500 company


Our expertise in solving complex issues:


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.


Determine critical roles and the talent needed to drive success. Formulate workforce strategies to address any gaps.

Develop your future strategy and operating model, including organisation design, governance and decision rights.

Maximise deal success by assessing talent, identifying and selecting leaders, and retaining critical employees.

Identify cultural risks to deal objectives, and build a comprehensive integration strategy and operating environment.

Create the needed HR delivery platform to support strategic objectives.

Understand, align and optimise your rewards and benefits programs in more than 150 countries and organisations of all sizes.

Determine whether executive, sales, workforce and broad-based incentives align with achievement of synergies.

Understand, align and optimise pension plans and associated risk globally.



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Chris Perritt

Chris Perritt
Rewards Leader, Pacific


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