December 5, 2016

United States, New York


Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth, and careers, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), announced today that it has acquired the business of Sirota Consulting LLC (Sirota), a global provider of employee engagement solutions that offers the full breadth of organizational assessments, surveys, technology, and analytics. The acquisition builds upon Mercer’s consulting strength and capabilities in talent management and reinforces its commitment to employee engagement. 


Sirota, a well-established global brand with more than 40 years of experience, conducts surveys with more than one million employees annually across 130 countries and 80 languages. As specialists in organizational research, Sirota’s advisory capabilities and technologies span all aspects of the employee experience, including engagement, team effectiveness, leadership, and culture. Combined with sophisticated analytics and data mining tools, Sirota’s surveys help clients get real time insight from engagement data. Sirota then uses advanced analytics to help HR identify where leaders, employees, strategy, and culture are misaligned, uncovering hidden factors that drive performance and support positive change. 


“Employee engagement is one of the most important human capital issues facing business leaders today, and the acquisition of Sirota strengthens our consulting insights by ensuring our clients have access to leading expertise and data-driven employee survey research programs,” said Ilya Bonic, Mercer President, Career. “With Sirota’s highly regarded intellectual capital, global normative database, tools, and assessments, Mercer has the ability to address current trends in the marketplace that will benefit organizations worldwide.” 


“Our mission is to help our clients solve their business problems through employee research,” said John Mallozzi, Chief Executive Officer at Sirota. “Both Mercer and Sirota have the tools, technology, and insights to help organizations execute their strategy, enhance their talent management programs, and unlock the full potential of their workforce.” 


Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and careers of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 140 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue of $13 billion and 60,000 colleagues worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerCanada


Founded in 1972, Sirota is a privately held company of survey research and organizational performance experts focused exclusively on conducting attitude research and driving action through effective data utilization. Sirota is known not only for its expertise, but also for its independence, objectivity, and ability to handle complex assignments. In over forty years of work, Sirota has compiled a robust normative database, leading tools and technology, and a profound understanding of how to develop and execute successful survey research programs. By providing innovative, forward-thinking recommendations geared toward leveraging talent, while aligning these efforts with business strategy, Sirota helps build a partnership-driven culture, and effective leadership and management practices that will drive performance.