The “Delivering the Deal” spotlight series is where Mercer’s leading experts discuss the most pressing issues facing business leaders and deal professionals in M&A today.


Tune into our latest episode of Delivering the Deal, where our host, Global, and North America M&A Leader Jeff Black, interviews Mercer’s Global M&A Innovation Leader, Julie Van Waveren. Julie shares her expertise around how talent is integral to all M&A deals and how business leaders can use talent data to strategize pre-day 1 to ensure their deal will succeed.


Interesting Moments from the podcast:

  • Mercer's latest Global Talent Trends research, 66% of executives believe that we are facing a labor market shortage. 89% of executives felt that their organization had been impacted by a loss of talent.

  • One topic that is coming up again and again in M&A conversations is, how can I get more insight of the talent across the organization, not only the leadership team. How can I learn much quicker on critical talent, that I need to retain given market talent constraints and in terms of the sustainability of those skills and talent, to be able to grow, the business and ensure the success.

  • What we found is that the more we can bring data and insights around talent and skills, the more our clients can be able to in design better retention issues, retention strategies, select the right people make the leaders ready for transformation and growth.






Delivering the deal spotlight series

How talent can influence deal insights

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