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30 September, 2020 | (01 hr)

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The years between 2015-2019 saw the largest number of mergers and acquisitions deals ever, totaling upwards of 20 trillion dollars. And, the vast majority of those deals anticipated cost synergy savings related to integration.

Yet, for various reasons, integration, or the intended level of integration, never happened in many instances, leaving synergy savings still sitting on the table.

By attending this webcast, viewers will be able to:

  • Discover best practices in rapidly capturing those synergies using the same focus as if the deal were still live, with a specific focus in the areas of HR and people related programs/services
  • Understand the drivers and objectives related to this transaction trend
  • Demonstrate best practices related to accelerating harmonization
  • Explain how leveraging transaction oriented disciplines, tools and advisors can accelerate harmonization value capture 

Who Should Attend: This webcast is designed for business leaders, as well as HR and transaction professionals and advisors.


Jeff Black

Jeff Black
Partner, Global M&A Advisory Services Leader

Jeff Black is a partner and Global M&A Advisory Services Leader at Mercer. With 25 years of experience as a trusted advisor to business leaders, Jeff advises strategic and financial buyers and sellers on global people risks through the full lifecycle of a transaction.

A recognized exp...Full Bio

Paul Kibbe

Paul Kibbe
Senior Principal, M&A Advisory Services

Paul Kibbe is Mercer’s M&A Advisory Services East Market Leader based in New York. Throughout his career in professional services, Paul has partnered with clients to drive organizational improvements that enhance business performance. His work has focused on organization design, HR opti...Full Bio

Karen Piercy

Karen Piercy

Karen Piercy is a partner in Mercer's HR Transformation business. She is located in the Philadelphia office. Her areas of expertise include HR effectiveness, HR function, shared services and technology assessment, HR strategy, organization and role design, governance, sourcing strategies, and pro...Full Bio

Mary Tinebra

Mary Tinebra
Senior Partner

Mary Tinebra brings over 30 years’ experience in Business Management, Technology Engagement and Strategy Leadership to Mercer. She is a Senior Partner and the North America HR Transformation Leader. In this role, Mary is leading the Global offering for organizations as they reimagine their ...Full Bio

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