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Mercer Welcomes HR Leaders to New M&A Ready Workshop Location – Calgary, Alberta

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mercer Welcomes HR Leaders to New M&A Ready Workshop Location – Calgary, Alberta11:00 EDT Monday, March 25, 2013 CALGARY, Alberta (Business Wire) -- Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments, invites HR professionals to register for its inaugural M&A Ready™ workshop ( in Calgary. The workshop will be held April 10-11, 2013 at: Livingston Place Conference CentreCalgary, Alberta Now in its tenth year and for the first time in Calgary, the Mercer M&A Ready workshop series delivers crucial insights into the people issues in M&A transactions including strategy and planning; due diligence, integration planning and implementation, culture alignment; and how HR can ultimately help its organization realize the full value of a deal. Participants learn through a deal simulation that illustrates how these issues often present themselves in real transactions. Upon completion of the two-day workshop, M&A Ready graduates will be prepared to deliver advice, guidance and leadership around four key M&A human capital challenges identified by Mercer via its extensive experience and research across markets and industries: Managing the M&A process in domestic and cross-border deals Assessing, engaging and retaining key talent Understanding and planning for due diligence and integration across all relevant work streams Driving cultural integration “Calgary is home to a great deal of M&A activity due to the strength of the global energy market and related industries as well as the growing number of successful and acquisitive firms based here,” said Bart Hermans, a Mercer Partner and the M&A Business Leader for Canada. “We are very proud to host our first M&A Ready here in this dynamic city, and look forward to welcoming HR leaders from around the world who want to increase their effectiveness as a strategic business partner.” To register for the Calgary M&A Ready workshop, please visit For a complete schedule of Mercer M&A Ready™ workshops around the world please visit About Mercer Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's 19,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights. MercerNancy Altilia,