People Risks in M&A Transactions

This report from Mercer talks about the people risks involved in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) transactions. The findings are based on a global survey, unique data points collection, interviews and M&A transaction analysis. 

People risks in M&A transactions are manifested by individuals' inability to manage uncertainty and embrace chance. This may result in declining business performance and the potential loss of transaction value. 

Buyers and sellers must manage and mitigate people-related risks in order to preserve key customer relationships and maintain productivity. Fifty-five per cent of buyers surveyed report that talent challenges will remain a significant human resources (HR) issue in future M&A transactions. 

Contents

  • Foreword: Making people the focus
  • Executive summary
  • About the report
  • Key findings
  • Conclusion
  • Digging deeper into practical solutions

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