Mercer Welcomes HR Leaders to New M&A Ready Workshop Location – Houston, Texas

  Mercer Welcomes HR Leaders to New M&A Ready Workshop Location – Houston,

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- March 25, 2013

Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and
investments, welcomes HR professionals to register for its inaugural M&A
Ready™ workshop ( in Houston, Texas which topped
Forbes’ recent list of America’s Coolest Cities. The workshop will be held
April 24-25, 2013 at:

The Downtown Club
1100 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77002 USA

Now in its tenth year and for the first time in Houston, the Mercer M&A Ready
workshop series delivers crucial insights into the people issues in M&A
transactions including strategy and planning; due diligence, integration
planning and implementation, culture alignment; and how HR can ultimately help
its organization realize the full value of a deal. Participants learn through
a deal simulation that illustrates how these issues often present themselves
in real transactions.

Upon completion of the two-day workshop, M&A Ready graduates will be prepared
to deliver advice, guidance and leadership around four key M&A human capital
challenges identified by Mercer via its extensive experience and research
across markets and industries:

  *Managing the M&A process in domestic and cross-border deals
  *Assessing, engaging and retaining key talent
  *Understanding and planning for due diligence and integration across all
    relevant work streams
  *Driving cultural integration

“Houston is home to a great deal of M&A activity due to the strength of the
global energy market and related industries as well as the growing number of
successful and acquisitive firms based here,” said David King, a Mercer Senior
Partner and the M&A Business Leader for the Central US market. “We are very
proud to host our first M&A Ready here in this increasingly diverse and
dynamic city, and look forward to welcoming HR leaders from around the world
who want to increase their effectiveness as a strategic business partner.”

To register for the Houston M&A Ready workshop, please visit For a complete schedule of Mercer M&A Ready™ workshops
around the world please visit

About Mercer

Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and
investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth
and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s 19,000
employees are based in more than 40 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of
professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the
areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 53,000 employees worldwide and
annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the
parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk
management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance
intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management
consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on
Twitter @MercerInsights.


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