The adage that an organisation is only as good as its people is never truer than during mergers and acquisitions. A successful merger relies on retaining critical people and making sure the right people are in key roles.
Talent decisions are usually more complex than other integration decisions around customers, products, and markets, and arguably play a bigger role in laying the foundation for long term success. They’re high-profile high-risk events. Getting these decisions wrong can impact the success of even straightforward deals.
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How we can help
You can engage with us for all aspects of your merger and acquisition (M&A) talent strategy or just in the areas you want additional support.
Whether it’s understanding the motivations of different talent pools in the two organisations, comparing your potential new employer brand against competitors, or understanding where best to locate your HQ to attract the best talent, we provide the data-driven insights and expertise you need to inform your talent strategy and help you answer critical talent questions with confidence.
Pre or post deal, our leadership assessments give you objective, in-depth, actionable insights so you can make informed decisions about who to hire and retain and identify which leaders have the highest potential for success.
Our executive search team can identify the high-calibre leaders with the experience, qualities and drive for change and transformation success
Most leaders have limited integration expertise, especially with complex or large mergers. Increasing their readiness to lead during this time can vastly increase the success of pre-integration planning, ensure the deal is effective from day one and increase the odds of achieving the deal goals longer-term.
Whether you’re looking to develop individual leaders or whole teams, our development programmes are designed to ensure leaders are successful in their role – both today and tomorrow.
We apply psychological understanding, commercial insight, and leadership development experience to create personalised coaching programmes for leaders in pre and post M&A situations.
Whether it’s helping highly valued leaders of the acquiring company adjust to their new role, or helping leaders build trust in the newly formed organisation, our executive coaches will bring leaders’ talents to life and help them deliver business goals.
What drives team effectiveness changes as the business changes. Whether it’s fast-track team development, impact facilitation or team coaching, we help set teams up for success and ensure they’re able to maximise value creation post deal and at each stage of the company’s growth.
Our organisation advisory, backed by our talent intelligence team can provide expertise on developing retention strategies to help ensure that key employees are retained during and after the deal.