Project Management Office (PMO) | Mercer

Merger and Acquisitions

M&A PMO

Executing M&A Project Management With a Higher Level of Rigor and Precision

All M&A transactions require a meticulous and disciplined project management. Significant interdependencies, M&A transaction risks and tight deadlines drive the need for the project manager’s deep understanding of critical business, HR, operational and risk management issues from multiple perspectives. Mercer helps private equity and corporate clients with the full range of M&A project management services, from early deal structuring and operational risk assessment to HR due diligence and post-merger integration.

Mercer has proven capabilities in providing full M&A project management across the entire HR domain, from an enterprise level down to the practical operational details, from payroll and benefits to HR technology and platforms.

Services include:

  • Creating a “future-state vision” of the organization and its structure
  • Managing integration of the entire HR domain
  • Identifying HR integration risks and red flags
  • Creating future organizational design, training and performance management plans
  • Coordinating seamlessly with legal, IT and finance functions
  • Ensuring a seamless merger of HR technology and platforms

Why Mercer?

Mercer is the preeminent global advisor on people issues in M&A transactions. Mercer has the unique ability to structure our PMO services according to your organization’s exact needs.

  • Mercer’s global footprint allows us to mobilize resources in multiple locations and geographies, tailoring your strategy to each transaction.
  • The firm’s dedicated team of 150 M&A transaction consultants work on more than 1,200 deals a year across all industries, with both corporate and financial buyers/sellers.
  • Mercer’s extensive expertise in M&A transactions helps you fill the gap between M&A strategy and execution.
  • Mercer’s on-the-ground experts ensure day one readiness across the entire HR domain to help buyers maintain the new entity’s value.
  •  Our flexibility allows you to choose the level of support you need: we can provide resources, bolster in-house capabilities or manage the entire project from start to finish.
  • Our ability to execute deals within an aggressive time frame often enables sellers to achieve higher multiples.

Successful acquirers around the world routinely manage their people assets with the same rigor and discipline with which they manage balance sheet risk. They concentrate on three primary people practices to drive value.

M&A Research Report

To learn more about Mercer’s expertise, M&A project management capabilities and human capital transaction risks, please read our research report, People Risks in M&A Transactions. Also see related, Flight Risk in M&A - The Art and Science of Retaining Talent:

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