This comprehensive report provides robust data, insights and practical direction on key HR and human capital issues in Germany when acquiring or merging organizations.
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One of the key issues at the top of every executive’s mind during and following a merger or acquisition is “how to retain and engage talent.” There are specific actions that organizations can take to hedge flight risk, engage key talent and drive an affordable retention plan as part of an M&A transaction.
Pension liabilities can pose a huge risk in M&A transactions and can significantly decrease the purchase price. Although the pension landscape in Germany is very diverse and legislation is complex, Mercer offers multiple solutions to help you navigate these issues
Germany’s compensation practices are complex and different from those of other European countries. Compliance requirements, benchmarking and diversified structure on different levels are the main aspects to take into account when setting up compensation plans
What makes the German labor market unique is the active participation of employees in certain aspects of company decision-making — in particular, when shaping working conditions. Give your employees a voice and listen to them to make sure your M&A deal is successful
Culture is often difficult to measure, which is why it does not always find its way to the top of the agenda in M&A transactions. In many cases, however, it has proved to be a key aspect in deciding the success or failure of a deal
Restructuring can be a crucial aspect in M&A transactions, but it is particularly important in Germany, where buyers need to consider the legal, regulatory and contractual frameworks. Know severance package structures and best practices in order to avoid unnecessary costs and compliance risk