The Mercer M&A Ready™ Executive Development Program

Two-day working sessions to prepare for deal success


What participants are saying about the Mercer M&A Ready™ Executive Development Program

Over the past 12 years, more than 3,500 professionals from a diverse mix of companies around the world have endorsed The Mercer M&A Ready™ Executive Development Program and have consistently ranked the program 4.8 out of 5.0.

Getting the most out of the deal

Mercer's acclaimed M&A Ready™ Executive Development Program consists of an intensive and highly interactive two-day session covering every deal phase. You will gain valuable insights into the key people risks and opportunities for various deal types. This will enable you to identify and manage real-world people-related challenges, optimize the price paid and capture greater synergies from your transaction.

You will learn how to strategically plan and effectively execute  so you can meet challenges that arise during the deal. Throughout the program, Mercer M&A Transaction consultants and other participants will share their deal experiences – including best practices and lessons learned.

Mercer’s 30 years of M&A experience proves that strategic pre-deal preparation improves the organization’s ability to support successful transactions. We believe that early strategy and planning helps avoid costly mistakes, captures greater synergies and improve overall results.

Who should attend?

Senior HR executives

The Mercer M&A Ready™ Executive Development Program prepares you to tackle the critical people issues that drive M&A success – issues such as retention, key talent assessment, workforce engagement, compensation and benefits, and cultural integration (i.e. the alignment of business strategy, structure, processes and people).

Corporate development / strategy and finance executives

The executive program provides valuable insight into key people risks and opportunities for the different types of deals you manage. This enables you to prove the deal thesis and evaluate the people-related impacts in order to optimize the price paid and capture greater synergies from your transaction.

Business leaders

Your next transaction may be a critical point in your organization's growth. The Mercer M&A Ready program demonstrates how a laser-focus on securing the right talent in the right jobs can vastly increase your chances of success and improve your long-term business results.

Quick Facts

Duration: Two-day program with light pre-work

Format: Combination of presentation, facilitated deal simulation, and open, confidential group discussions.

Global faculty: Mercer M&A Transaction Services consultants bring their deal experience with proven strategic solutions for success.


Contact Us

For information about the event, please contact our Global M&A team:


Transaction Overview


Gain vital insights on human capital issues in the end-to-end deal phase.

HR Roadmap


Learn to master the alignment of business strategies with M&A activities and become a valuable partner to the executive team.

Proprietary Tools and Resources


Receive tools and resources that you can apply immediately to your actual deals.

Sharing and Networking


Exchange best practices and share experiences with peers and Mercer experts about M&A deals.

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