Mercer Invites HR Leaders to Chicago M&A Ready™ Workshop – October 17-18

CHICAGO--()--Mercer, a global leader in human resource consulting and related services, welcomes HR professionals to register for its M&A Ready™ workshop ( The workshop will be held October 17-18, 2012 at:

University of Chicago - Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611 USA

Now in its ninth year, the Mercer M&A Ready workshop series delivers crucial insights into the people issues in M&A transactions including business strategy; HR deal team structures, roles and relationships; and how HR can ultimately help the organization to realize the full value of the deal. Participants learn through a curriculum that combines a deal simulation that illustrates how these issues often present themselves in real transactions with presentations by experienced M&A consultants.

Upon completion of the two-day workshop, M&A Ready graduates will be prepared to deliver advice, guidance and leadership around four key M&A human capital challenges identified by Mercer via its extensive experience across markets and industries:

  • Managing the M&A process in domestic and cross-border deals
  • Assessing, engaging and retaining key talent
  • Understanding and planning for due diligence and integration across all relevant work streams
  • Driving cultural integration

“Now more than ever, businesses need to gain insight onto the latest thinking and best practices in maximizing deal value. Our M&A Ready workshops are the ideal venue for HR leaders to gain practical knowledge and skills, so that they in turn can help their organizations achieve optimum business results,” said Gareth Williams, Partner and Market Leader for the US Mid-West and Central markets in Mercer’s M&A Consulting Services business.

To register for the Chicago M&A Ready workshop, please visit For a complete schedule of Mercer M&A Ready™ workshops around the world please visit

About Mercer

Mercer is a global leader in human resource consulting and related services. The firm works with clients to solve their most complex human capital issues by designing and helping manage health, retirement and other benefits. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 52,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $10 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.


Bruce Lee, +1-212-345-0553

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Mercer, a global leader in human resource consulting and related services, welcomes HR professionals to register for its M&A Ready™ workshop.


Bruce Lee, +1-212-345-0553