Buyers and sellers in this dynamic marketplace require both practical and tactical execution experience on a global scale to uncover material risks to deal success and prepare for integration.
Our comprehensive approach to human capital due diligence applies our deep knowledge of workforce issues to identify risks, estimate costs with expert precision, articulate long-term implications and inform purchase price. Through due diligence, we uncover potential financial, legal and compliance issues and stress-test costs related to workforce expenses and liabilities.
Early understanding of and planning related to human capital risks leads to better-informed negotiations and long-term deal success. Our research shows that 60% of deals fail due to unaddressed people-related issues. Understanding people risk is crucial in due diligence and requires the same analytical rigor as commercial, tax, operational and IT diligence.
Our due diligence team works seamlessly with your tax, legal and finance teams. Mercer’s local knowledge and actuarial expertise allow us to identify risks and costs across a broad spectrum, including:
We work with buyers and sellers as well as corporate acquirers and financial investors. On the sell side, our due diligence approach is about uncovering and presenting workforce risks based on the pool of potential buyers.
We are deal experts who understand how to mitigate risks, maximize value and moderate costs to create sustainable value. We use robust financial models that analyze a range of costs and proprietary benchmarking data to track your success. Our understanding of the business strategy and deal thesis allows us to provide distinctive human capital insights that lay the groundwork for long-term integration.
Mercer’s global footprint means we can have experts available in as little as 24 hours — resources who speak the language and know the local laws. Our insights aren’t limited to certain markets. We are where you need us to be.
We have a deep bench of experts and access to specialists, from actuarial to compliance.
We have a demonstrated track record across all deal types and throughout all phases. We know how to translate the deal thesis into reality with practical, proven approaches.
Our expertise allows us to offer new and cutting-edge solutions to evolving human capital risks.