Australia: 8 simple rules to help acquirers in M&A deals hit the ground running with employee issues

Summary

  • Human capital is often a major asset of the target in a commercial transaction. The transaction itself will almost always create uncertainty in the minds of many employees.
  • The ability to develop plans for the integration of the target into the successful bidder’s organisation can greatly assist with employee retention and, at the same time, facilitate a swift return on investment post deal.
  • Plans for integration can be developed during the pre-deal/negotiation period with minimal additional work, enabling the successful bidder to implement organisational change quickly post-deal and minimising uncertainty for affected employees.

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