Mergers & acquisitions

Whether an M&A is long planned or unexpected, the number of moving parts involved can make the prospect feel daunting.


Connor can shoulder the hard work, providing strategic support and operational help, as well as advice on sensitive public relations aspects. It is where our 25-year track record and deep expertise in this field really bare fruit.

Why Connor?

  • Our vast M&A experience gives us pinpoint understanding of commercial and operational risks, enabling us to act as your ‘trusted advisor’: we deliver what fits your organisation, not what the textbooks say you need.
  • You choose between outsourcing completely to Connor or a combined internal / external team. You stay in full control either way.
  • Our ‘squad’ approach eliminates weak points, and you can increase / decrease your use of our expertise as your project requires.
  • We learn your cultural nuances so we can act as part of your M&A strategy team.
“The biggest compliment I can give is that you are indeed a trusted partner. Trust has been established between Connor and our employees and between Connor and the HR team.” Head of HR, pharmaceutical company

A few of the areas we cover:

  • Managing due diligence
  • Organisational design planning
  • Communication

Benefits to you include:

  • We liaise with the potential buyer or acquired business on your behalf to ease data transfer.
  • Improved negotiating position through a full understanding of all people-related risks.
  • Reduced commercial risk, particularly in the costly areas of pensions and redundancy entitlements.
  • Plug gaps in internal HR teams: add expertise and capacity to fit around your existing resource or outsource the work to maintain your team’s focus on business as usual.
  • Understand the impact of your future plans on employees pre-sale.
  • Improve retention as well as headcount reduction budgeting.
  • Gain competitive edge against other bidders with five-star communication materials that convey a strong organisational culture and clarify impact on employees.

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

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