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Mergers and Acquisitions

WTW offers a comprehensive range of products and services that are designed to support our clients at every stage of the deal making process whether you are a strategic buyer, seller or a private equity firm.

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We bring a unique combination of risk expertise and deep understanding of human capital and organizational culture to your deal. We draw on experience from more than 2,000 M&A and private equity transactions every year, as well as our proprietary research, to help our clients achieve both short- and long-term success.

Step 1: Pre deal

  • M&A readiness
  • Target identification
  • Preparing to sell
  • Project Management Office
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Step 2: Due diligence and implementation planning

  • Financial exposures
  • Human resource (HR) exposures
  • Deal terms
  • Implementation planning
  • Project Management Office
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Step 3: Post deal

  • Capturing synergies
  • Workforce integration
  • Risk and governance
  • Defining and measuring success
  • Moving to business as usual
  • Project Management Office
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All of our products and services are delivered by highly experienced professionals with a deep understanding of an organization's, people, culture and risk profile.

Experience, backed by our research, shows that successful transactions have two common themes:

  1. An early and intense focus on people issues
  2. A rigorous approach to risk management

Executives who rate their companies' deals as successful in meeting primary objectives, point to a clear emphasis on the importance of people issues and on bringing HR into the deal early. Within our research we see that these businesses are better at retaining critical workforce skills, measuring leadership, communicating and engaging with employees and building a culture that aligns with strategic goals.

When it comes to risk, avoiding the unexpected is essential. Identifying and managing risk early enables all parties to negotiate with greater certainty and confidence.

We continually review, refine and expand due diligence reviews of operational insurances — to help ensure those insurances are relevant and effective for the target, purchaser and lender. Our sector and local offices provide expertise that each review reflects the latest market position for the target's business and exposures.

Whether you're a corporate acquirer looking to achieve long-term strategic integration, or you're a private equity firm with a shorter investment time horizon, we will help you protect against downside financial risk. And we will work alongside you to create and implement winning strategies for talent and leadership management — critical factors when the maximum value of your deal will be found in people.

We are ready to work with you throughout your deal making journey and help you make your transaction a success.

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