Mercer: Capitalising on culture can improve M&A benefits

The consulting firm has developed a model for leveraging cultural aspects to boost the value of M&A deals.

A recent study conducted by Mercer, a global consulting firm, has found that it is possible to proactively leverage culture in order to accelerate the value creation from mergers and acquisitions.

It is not rocket science to know that an affirmative and results-oriented culture will have a positive impact on performance. Nor is it rocket science to understand that the quicker two joining companies are able to set up a new organisational culture, the better it will be for the results and the workforce.

However, according to prior research by Mercer, only 25% of respondents from global organisations were addressing culture in their transactions in a planned manner.

For the study, Mercer interviewed a...

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