Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments, invites HR professionals to register for its M&A Ready™ workshop ( www.mercer.com/maready) in San Francisco. The workshop will be held September 17-18, 2013 at: Le Méridien333 Battery StreetSan Francisco, California Now in its tenth year, the Mercer M&A Ready workshop series delivers best practices and crucial insights into the people issues in M&A transactions. Topics include strategy/planning, due diligence, integration planning/implementation, organizational culture issues, deal metrics; and how HR can ultimately help 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 (or downsizing) the workforce
Understanding and planning for due diligence and integration across all relevant work streams
Driving cultural integration
“Once again, we are very proud to host our M&A Ready training in San Francisco, and look forward to welcoming HR Executives from around the country who want to increase their role as a strategic business partner to the leadership team,” said Gareth Williams, Mercer Partner and San Francisco Workshop Leader. To register for the San Francisco M&A Ready workshop, and for a complete schedule of Mercer M&A Ready™ workshops around the world, please visit www.mercer.com/maready. About Mercer Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of 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.