Using rewards to cement value in M&A deals

Posted on August 9, 2019.

When two companies become one in an M&A deal, there’s an underlying assumption that the transaction will generate value—otherwise why do it? But realizing projected, anticipated value is not guaranteed, and the human elements of the new organization are as important to realizing value as the financial considerations. When two employee groups come together, how can you make rewards decisions that accommodate the combined individuals’ needs as well as support the overall value of the deal itself? AT&T has considerable experience doing just that.

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Leveraging HR Shared Services during M&A transactions

Posted by Tom Joseph and Kyle Forrest on March 19, 2019.

In 2019, corporations and private equity firms expect M&A activity to continue to rise. According to Deloitte’s 2019 M&A Trends report, 76 percent of corporate respondents (up from 69 percent the prior year) and 87 percent of private equity respondents (up from 76 percent the prior year) expect an increase in the average number of deals completed over the next year.

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HR M&A leaders come together to share lessons, wins, and trends


Posted by Danielle Feinblum, Claire Logan and Britney Sussman on October 30, 2018.

HR leaders play a key role in helping organizations navigate the complex, dynamic landscape of M&A transactions. A recent Deloitte M&A Institute event created a forum for HR M&A professionals to gather, exchange ideas, share experiences, and gain real perspective from others in their unique positions.

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HR’s Role in the High Stakes M&A Game

HR's Role in the High Stakes M&A GamePosted by Kevin Knowles

A mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) deal can be a transformational opportunity for an organization—opening up new product offerings and markets, filling talent gaps, improving operational performance and more. Much of its potential, however, depends on senior leaders playing the right cards, before, during and after the deal. Human Resource (“HR”) leaders can help them do that.

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