People in deals

Delivering deal value through people

With COVID-19 pausing much of the economy, it’s no longer business as usual for deals. Organisations are operating in a new M&A environment — one that is much more uncertain and continually evolving.

But fundamental principles on reducing uncertainty remain intact. COVID-19 should be a key factor in due diligence (DD) processes and disclosure for the foreseeable future. As such, PwC’s global People in Deals practice has adapted its diligence efforts to reflect this new world. For example, workforce changes, benefits adjustments, and future organization design all need to be taken into account when looking at potential acquisition targets.

As the deals environment continues to evolve, many organisations may look to acquisitions to find the right talent, technology and ideas to drive innovation and power-up growth.

PwC People in Deals build tailored people and organisation solutions to help clients achieve their strategic ambitions - reflecting their uniqueness but also grounded in rigorous analysis and data-driven insight - to create lasting, differentiated value.​

We bring together a combination of industry, business, strategy, talent, HR, analytics and technology expertise with more than 10,000 people in 138 countries. That means you can get a team with the right skills and experience wherever you need around the world to help you deliver the value you’re looking for – from people strategy through organisational execution.

"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

Are you retaining the key talent of a target organisation? In many cases before or following a deal, key talent can decide to leave before the Buyer has time to identify them. PwC’s 2020 M&A integration survey found a large decrease in respondents reporting “significant success” around employee retention, dropping from 56% in 2010 to just 10% in 2019. When an intentional plan is not in place and employees do not understand the future vision of the Buyer, retention of key talent can be a challenge.

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. They can drive value for clients across the entire transaction cycle:

Contact us

Kartina Abdul Latif

Kartina Abdul Latif

Workforce Leader, PwC Malaysia

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 0153

Mohammad Iesa Morshidi

Mohammad Iesa Morshidi

Director, Workforce Management, PwC Malaysia

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 0529

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