Mergers & Acquisition

The number of moving parts involved in mergers and acquisitions can make the prospect feel daunting

Whether your merger or acquisition is long planned or unexpected, there are inevitably a number of moving parts involved all of which can make the prospect a change programme feel daunting.

There are typically three key stages (pre, during, post) to a successful acquisition, from a people perspective:

  • Pre-merger HR due diligence

  • Joint integration planning, and;

  • Post-merger support that motivates management and staff from both organisations to work together towards new common targets

At Connor, we can help.

How it works

The team at Connor will work with you to:

  • Check target acquisitions from a human capital perspective looking at the human value that is off the balance sheet

  • Uncover hidden people risks that may impact the success of the combined enterprise

  • Recommend practical actions to mitigate the risks and resolve the issues

  • Post-acquisition support of the new enterprise in areas of new working practices, talent retention, customer engagement, communications strategy, KPI’s, terms and conditions harmonisation etc

“Acquisitions rarely result in true synergy and creating extra shareholder value as the human element is often given such a low priority. Connor delivered real value by assessing potential targets by examining the human capital value both inside the target business and externally in how they engaged with customers. Your red/amber/green traffic light system saved us millions of pounds in selecting the right businesses to acquire and in supporting the post-integration activities.”

Group Managing Director UK & Ireland
Global Network Services

To find out more about what we can do for you throughout your merger or acquisition, book a call with one of our experts by completing the form below. 

Why Connor?

With over 25 years of expertise, Connor consultants know the marketplace inside-out. We have the deep industry knowledge, understanding and resources to manage even large-scale, global outplacement programmes. We also offer programmes to support individuals in other stages of career transition, from career break returners to those considering retirement.

We’re proud to be different to other outplacement companies. When you work with Connor, you receive

  • Face-to-face outplacement support for as long as you need it – our unique promise.
  • Tailored outplacement programmes that benefit the individual and the business.
  • Unlimited access to psychometric tools, as well as our acclaimed Connor career centre.
Client stories

Allianz / Liverpool Victoria (LV)

Delivering a multi-company, large scale and complex change programme ‘remotely’
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FTSE 100 Travel Brand

Organisational change project for global travel company: Rapid TUPE of 1,500 global employees 17 months faster than client thought possible
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Providing flexible HR expertise and support during a period of change
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Black Box

Ground-breaking people and cultural due diligence saves over £1million, leads to six successful acquisitions.
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