Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments, welcomes HR professionals to register for its inaugural M&A Ready™ workshop ( www.mercer.com/maready) in Houston, Texas which topped Forbes’ recent list of America’s Coolest Cities. The workshop will be held April 24-25, 2013 at: The Downtown Club1100 Caroline StreetHouston, TX 77002 USA Now in its tenth year and for the first time in Houston, the Mercer M&A Ready workshop series delivers crucial insights into the people issues in M&A transactions including strategy and planning; due diligence, integration planning and implementation, culture alignment; and how HR can ultimately help its organization realize the full value of a deal. Participants learn through a deal simulation that illustrates how these issues often present themselves in real transactions. Upon completion of the two-day workshop, M&A Ready graduates will be prepared to deliver advice, guidance and leadership around four key M&A human capital challenges identified by Mercer via its extensive experience and research across markets and industries:
- Managing the M&A process in domestic and cross-border deals
- Assessing, engaging and retaining key talent
- Understanding and planning for due diligence and integration across all relevant work streams
- Driving cultural integration
Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.