Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Enabling business growth through mergers and acquisitions

The people aspects of mergers and acquisitions often take a back seat behind the financial implications. Yet if such ventures fail it is often due to people related issues with many mergers and acquisitions failing to deliver the desired outcomes.

Our experienced HR consultants help you manage the complex process of merging businesses in relation to TUPE requirements and in prioritising the critical activities at different stages of the transition, including:

  • HR due diligence
  • TUPE
  • Collective consultation
  • Communication
  • Integration into new teams and roles
  • Changing working practices
  • Redundancy
  • Management support and coaching
  • Company culture and managing change

Employment law relating to mergers and acquisitions is complex – coping on your own brings significant risks

We help you identify the risks associated with mergers and acquisitions and how to avoid them, including potential for unfair dismissal, breach of contract and redundancy claims.

Our aim is to help ensure that your business achieves its desired outcomes following mergers and acquisitions including managing any resulting job losses, restructures, and the introduction of new working practices.

Successful mergers and acquisitions are about people

For your employees impacted by the change, it can be stressful. There may be uncertainty, anxiety and resentment which can result in low productivity at a time when your business needs to be working effectively.

We help you to gain buy-in from staff and managers through clear communications, staff engagement and robust plans for change. We work with you before, during and after the transition to ensure the people dimension is at the forefront of decision-making and supports your business aims.

Contact one of the team to discuss your plans and how we can help.