NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), has appointed Jeff Black to lead its North America M&A Transaction Services business. Mr. Black will report to Jeff Cox, Global M&A Leader. He will work closely with Mr. Cox building out Mercer’s M&A service offerings in North America and continue to capitalize Mercer’s brand momentum in the market.
“In today’s M&A markets, across broad business and industry, addressing the complexity of people issues continues to be the common denominator in driving economic deal value.” said Mr. Cox, “We are fortunate to be in a position to leverage Jeff’s deal experience to lead the Mercer M&A Readiness brand in North America as the pre-eminent people advisor to both strategic and financial sponsors on the buy and sell-side.”
Prior to his new role, Mr. Black led Mercer’s M&A business focused on the healthcare industry as well as the firm’s national Investment Thesis Solutions team. He brings more than 25 years of experience as a trusted adviser to business leaders and specializes in assisting employers across the full spectrum of Mercer’s capabilities. Mr. Black earned his Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mercer’s M&A business is comprised of more than 120 dedicated M&A consultants across more than 15 countries with expertise in a wide range of industries. Mercer’s M&A consultants advise corporate and private equity buyers and sellers on people issues in M&A transactions and provide diligence, project management resources and post-merger integration planning/execution. Mercer’s M&A business works on over 1,200 transaction deals each year and is the pre-eminent advisor to business leaders related to people risks and opportunities in transactions. To learn more about Mercer’s M&A services, please visit www.mercer.com/mergers-acquisitions
Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 22,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With nearly 65,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $14 billion, through its market-leading companies including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.