Using M&A to reach the Future of HR

Posted by Tom Joseph, Kyle Forrest, and Blair Moldoff on June 28, 2019.

It’s Wednesday morning. Harry, an HR Business Partner at a large corporation, has just returned from a business unit leadership meeting. Competition is continuing to grow, uncertainty in the markets is increasing, and leadership has decided that an acquisition is needed. Facing this critical business move, Harry thinks about HR’s previous role in the company’s M&A deals, which hasn’t been particularly robust, mostly weighing in on compensation and benefits. He knows HR can play a more strategic role.

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Top priorities for HR due diligence in a corporate transaction

Posted by Joseph Walker and Kenny MacDonald on June 21, 2019.

For organizations involved in a corporate transaction, understanding the HR-related impacts and potential risks from a financial, people/culture, and operational/structural perspective is vitally important to maximizing transaction value. At our Human Capital DealMakers event, held at Deloitte University a few months ago, M&A professionals gathered to discuss the areas on which HR should focus in order to uncover findings that could positively or negatively impact deal value and the ultimate success of the transaction.

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Human Capital DealMakers Workshop tackles pressing issues facing HR in M&A


Posted by Danielle Feinblum, Ami Louise Rich, and Stephanie Marker on October 1, 2018.

What will be the impact of the future of work on M&A? How should a buyer balance culture, engagement, and retention to create the right employee experience through a transaction? How might engaging HR early in due diligence result in a price adjustment, new announcement strategy, or improved integration planning? These are questions that HR executives often face as their companies go through M&A activity.

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