Global merger and acquisition activity hit record levels in 2014, a trend that is expected to continue and even accelerate through 2015. Based on historic results, over 70% of merger transactions can be expected to result in failure and negative return for investors.

Global merger and acquisition activity hit record levels in 2014, a trend that is expected to continue and even accelerate through 2015. Based on historic results, over 70% of merger transactions can be expected to result in failure and negative return for investors.  Completing a post-merger integration is challenging for a variety of reasons, including changing market environments, misaligned business models, unsustainable operational costs, ineffective change management, and misinterpretation of synergies.

In this white paper, we review areas often overlooked during integrations: employee compensation, performance management and career progression.

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