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Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A Due Diligence

Human Capital Due Diligence, A Blueprint for Success

In a seller’s market, transactions are fast-paced; deals are closed with less information than is ideal, and the risks are high. In a buyer’s market, risk is weighed more carefully. Private equity and strategic buyers have significantly different requirements around due diligence. A financial buyer’s interest may be limited to only those risks that impact valuation, whereas corporate buyers need to consider factors that have long-term implications.

Due Diligence and Deal Flow

Providing due diligence for this dynamic marketplace requires real-world, practical, and tactical experience. At Mercer, we’ve developed a comprehensive road map to guide clients through the M&A process. We’ve set up frameworks that help clients recognize risks and examine potential financial, fiscal, legal, operational, and administrative pitfalls. Our HR expertise allows us to identify human capital risks, including management team and key employee compensation, pension risks, high employee turnover, difficult labor relations, and local regulations.

Reverse Due Diligence

A seller’s view of a transaction differs significantly from a buyer’s. Sellers need to take a level, objective view of the proposed transaction to correctly identify issues and red flags — and that’s something many sellers aren’t capable of doing. Mercer helps sellers identify ring fences and risk, and quantify liabilities so they can proactively mitigate or reverse issues to maximize monetization upon exit.

Global Resources and Compressed Timeframes

Mercer’s global footprint means we can have due diligence experts on site in as little as 24 hours. Having resources who speak the language and know the local laws is a distinct advantage. It allows us to perform due diligence quickly and more accurately, which is vital during a seller’s market.

 

Real-World Intelligence

Mercer provides hard-nosed, timely, and in-depth information to buyers and sellers for both private equity firms and corporations. Unlike some firms that merely include HR due diligence as a service, it’s our core competence. We have firsthand, hard-won experience across the full spectrum of HR disciplines, and, of course, we have the ability to perform due diligence on everything that hits a firm’s balance sheet related to human capital.

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組織・人事デューデリジェンス

買収対象(会社、事業)を買収前に精査し、買収によって買い手が負うリスクと、手にするチャンスを明らかにします。
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統合初期診断

買収検討初期段階で両社のフィット感を考察しておくことで、将来の統合を見据えた場合の重要課題が想定できるため、より効果的かつ効率的なHRDD(組織・人事デューデリジェンス)が可能になります。
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経営者報酬・雇用条件レビュー

買収先の現経営者のリテンションあるいは交代に関して、退職リスクを適正に評価し、買い手の意向に沿った合意可能な案を策定するには、現契約内容の把握・分析が欠かせません。
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幹部アセスメント

買収先の経営層の実態把握と課題対策を速やかに進めることが、M&Aに対する買い手のリスクを大幅に軽減します。買い手が後継者のプランニングを行うことで、現任者に健全に計画達成を求めていくことが可能になります。
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