Divestitures are essential to any organization striving to grow and innovate. Paying close attention to workforce risks can maximize sale price, increase speed of sale and ensure profitability.
Divestitures can unlock hidden shareholder value and generate cash to fund growth and innovation. The speed at which organizations need to pivot and pursue a new strategic direction is leading to the rise of divestitures. A successful divestiture means maximizing the sale price, closing the deal quickly and creating sustainable value for the remaining business.
Whether you’re planning a spin-off or carve-out, or selling the entire business, analyzing workforce risks is an essential first step in preparing for any sale. This analysis should begin at the pre-separation strategy and planning stage — and it requires the same strategic focus that goes into preparing the carve-out financials.
Executing a divestiture can be far more challenging than acquiring an organization. At Mercer, we recommend approaching the sale from the perspective of a potential buyer — understanding that different buyers have different priorities.
We know how to protect value by identifying human capital risks early in the divestiture process. Our exceptional ability to uncover workforce risks helps sellers anticipate hurdles and mitigate any surprises early. Speed is the key to success, and our ability to respond anywhere globally within 24 hours helps drive your successful divestiture.
Understand and anticipate the spectrum of workforce issues for your strategic goals.
Conduct an in-depth analysis on workforce issues to identify any material risks based on the pool of potential buyers.
Develop a separation roadmap that addresses operational risks and ensures readiness on Day One. Identify and prepare for transition service agreements (TSAs).
Evaluate the remaining business to determine potential workforce issues and mitigation strategies.
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