People in deals

Delivering deal value through people

As organisations deal with a fast-transforming business environment they’re looking to deals to find the right talented people, technology and ideas to drive innovation and power-up growth. Deals can be a complex process; failure to secure talent can vastly diminish value - and pensions risk is important to value during the process. Leaner HR structures within organisations create the need for flexible HR professionals that can step in to support you throughout the deal process and beyond to ensure you’re achieving your corporate objectives.

"Mergers and acquisitions are key strategic tools that enable organisations to stay ahead in today's complex and highly competitive global market."

Steve Rimmer, Global People in Deals Leader

Do you understand the costs and risk of the human capital involved in your acquisition? Are you clear how human capital issues could impact the price of your deal? Are you clear how to create an engaged and productive workforce through the distractions of the transaction? And does your deal team include the right HR expertise to deliver the deal value through people you’re looking for?

How we can help

PwC’s People in Deals specialists work with clients on a full range of transactions, including: acquisitions, divestitures, business restructuring and capital events such as an IPO. We drive value for our clients across the entire transaction cycle:

HR due diligence services

We help you identify HR issues that affect price. We work to establish and understand critical HR and workforce issues early in the transaction, identify their relevance and ensure appropriate protections are built into documentation. We focus on the Quality of Earnings (Income Statement) and Quality of Assets (Balance Sheet) adjustments which impact the financial proposition underlying the transaction and ensure appropriate protections are built into transaction documentation. We can also provide early insight into culture and other challenges that may pose a threat to realising value.

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HR pre-close services

We make sure you’ve got the right people and they’re focused on the right things. We work to identify key strategic HR decisions required based on the nature of the transaction, including leveraging HR due diligence to create a comprehensive project plan that we will manage and execute for each HR functional areas and for cross-functional HR activities. We help you to define your leadership team and organisation structure and assess culture and change impact. And we tie financial implications back to the investment model developed in due diligence and manage the budget.

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HR post close services

We focus on organisational values to reflect your purpose, mission, and vision. We work to deliver a targeted HR solution to ensure a smooth Day One and achieve deal goals. We support you across the harmonised HR strategy and organisational structure, HR technology, processes and infrastructure, policy, design/harmonisation, workforce onboarding, culture-led transformation, stakeholder engagement, and communications workstreams.
 

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Contact us

Steve Rimmer
People in Deals Global Leader, PwC US
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Orla Beggs
Partner, Global Capability Leader for People in Deals, PwC US
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Tommes Krullaars
Partner, PwC Netherlands
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Sarah Moore
Partner, PwC UK
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