Delivering the deal spotlight series


Going Public: IPO vs. SPACs? What leaders should anticipate to ensure deal success

In this episode of Delivering the Deal, we discuss current SPAC and IPO trends and uncover the HR and compensation issues that arise when a company goes public through a SPAC or an IPO.

Guest speaker:
Teresa Bayewitz, a partner in Mercer’s career business


Getting culture right is critical for M&A success

In this podcast, we highlight the critical importance of culture related to deal success. “Culture risk is deal risk and to ignore it we do so at our peril,” Brent Heslop.

Guest speaker:
Carly McCoy, a principal at Mercer’s M&A Advisory Services, and Brent Heslop, Global M&A Business Transformation Leader at Mercer


Maximizing Human Capital in SPACs & IPOs

The process of taking a company public is complicated, whether you’re announcing an initial public offering (IPO) or merging with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). For many organizations, going public is just the first of many steps in executing a business expansion strategy. Often, one of these additional steps involves a merger or acquisition.

Guest authors:
Jennifer Jakubowski Partner, M&A Advisory Services and Eric Warren, Partner, M&A Advisory Services


What does the future of deal activity look like in Asia Pacific?

M&A activity has been on the upswing in the Asia Pacific region. In this podcast, we cover the overview and motivation of mergers and acquisitions and what other regions can learn from this market.

Guest speaker:
Dhruv Mehra, Asia M&A Advisory Services Leader, and Haze Zhang, Greater China M&A Advisory Services Leader


Wake up to the people issues that sabotage your deals

Fifty-seven percent of leaders anticipate an increase in deal activity in 2021 and 2022, according to a Mercer survey, yet a majority of deals fail to deliver value because they fail to focus on people. Find out why it is essential for leaders to include people risks early on in their deal thesis to ensure deal value.

Meet the host of our series

Jeff Black
Jeff Black
Global and North America M&A Advisory Services Leader, Mercer