Mercer has announced two new leadership appointments to strengthen its Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) consulting capabilities in North America. Chuck Moritt, senior partner, has been appointed the North American Corporate M&A Leader. Jeff Cox, senior partner, will assume leadership of the North America Private Equity M&A Group. Mercer is a global leader in advising clients on the financial, cultural and talent aspects of people issues in corporate and private equity M&A transactions. Through its experienced M&A consultants in more than 40 countries, Mercer helps clients understand, manage and plan people-related programs; optimize leadership and overall workforce investments; identify and drive the desired culture changes across business lines and geographic borders; and manage complex pre- and post-close integration activities. “We are pleased to announce the new responsibilities for Chuck and Jeff, two of our most senior and experienced M&A consultants,” said Mercer’s Pat Milligan, President, North America. “Chuck and Jeff have an exceptional track record in advising clients to ensure the successful outcome of M&A transactions. Creating a laser focus in each of the specific corporate and private equity transaction markets will allow Mercer to take advantage of its core expertise to include global integration planning/execution, IPO readiness and in increasingly active deal industries like healthcare and energy.” Chuck Moritt is a Senior Partner with more than 25 years of human resources consulting experience. He has provided strategic consulting on a wide variety of M&A topics, including due diligence, integration and divestiture strategy, implementation, and M&A organizational effectiveness. Mr. Moritt has advised some of the largest and most brand recognizable companies throughout the world in the financial, insurance, defense, pharmaceutical and consumer products industries. For the past eight years he has been the M&A Market Leader for the Northeast Region. Mr. Moritt holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Maryland.