"Mercer's M&A team, under Chuck's leadership and strategic guidance, has been invaluable to our executive team in developing our enterprise-wide M&A delivery framework and successfully deploying our acquisition and divestiture activity,” says Chris Giangrasso, SVP, HR, Communications and Site Services, Arkema Inc.Jeff Cox is a Senior Partner and has managed some of the firm’s largest global relationships over the past 15 years. He has worked on more than 250 M&A transactions, advising both private equity and strategic buyers/sellers on a variety of global HR issues, balance sheet risk and post-acquisition integration. Mr. Cox co-authored the chapter on portfolio purchasing of employee benefits in the book The Operating Partner in Private Equity published by PEI. He holds a bachelor's degree in organizational management from Concordia University and a graduate degree in law from Loyola University Chicago Law School. “Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) is focused on adding operational value to our healthcare and information/business services portfolio companies,” said Tony Ecock, General Partner, WCAS. “We are a deal size agnostic investor and Mercer's team has strong capabilities across a spectrum of deal sizes. Our strategic relationship with Jeff Cox and Mercer has saved our portfolio companies tens of millions of dollars over the last five years.” About Mercer Mercer is a global 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 more than 20,000 employees are based in 42 countries, and the firm operates in over 140 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 over 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. To learn more about Mercer’s M&A consulting services, please visit www.mercer.com/ma.