Merger Acquisition Strategy - Merger Integration

By: Towers Perrin  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Human Resource, Industry Sectors, Due Diligence

As interest in deal-making increases around the world, the pressure to prove the value of a transaction quickly is escalating as well.

Organizations considering mergers and acquisitions or other types of deals now spend more time evaluating targets – to ensure a good strategic and cultural fit – and give far more scrutiny to the due diligence process. And once past these initial phases, organizations face the daunting task of determining and implementing the right M&A integration strategy. That calls for a deep understanding of the respective cultures, leadership styles and talent needs, and thoughtful decision-making about the appropriate degree of standardization and harmonization to bring to reconciling talent, retention, rewards, performance management, succession and other critical human capital programs.

Towers Watson has the experience, knowledge and expertise to help organizations across all industries evaluate and address the people-related costs, risks and challenges of corporate transactions, from target evaluation to due diligence around risks, assets and liabilities, through post-merger integration.

Our global M&A consulting team has worked on hundreds of transactions across industry sectors and geographic borders, participating in every phase of a deal. This breadth of experience, coupled with our extensive knowledge of the employee mindset and human resource and benefit issues, gives us a strong foundation to help you make the right decisions for your workforce.

Keywords: Due Diligence, Human Capital, Human Resource, Industry Sectors, Mergers and Acquisitions

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