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Achieving Integration Excellence: Best Practices to Follow

The Conference Board, Inc., October 23, 2018
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With a growing economy and a rise in deal activity throughout 2018, companies are merging with one another at a rapid pace. However, not all mergers work and many acquisition strategies, even at top companies, have failed.

So, what makes an effective merger work? Gain insights from our 2018 Merger Integration Conference, where 150 M&A practitioners met to discuss what makes a winning integration strategy.

Webinar Highlights

Join our panel of experts from Google and Mercer to discuss:

  • How to build your HR M&A capability and preparedness
  • How the right leadership and serious attention to proper cultural alignment are crucial to a successful integration strategy
  • How to protect your investment by retaining and engaging key talent during the integration process
  • How to effectively respond when your integration reaches an impasse or circumstances change for the worse

Jeff Black

Jeff Black

Partner and North American M&A Business Leader
Mercer

In 2015, Jeff joined Mercer’s M&A practice to lead its national Healthcare Vertical and National Investment Thesis Solution team. As a partner, Jeff leverages his nearly 25 years experience as a trusted advisor to business leaders. Jeff specializes in assisting employers across the full spectrum of Mercer’s capabilities.

Justin Smith

Justin Smith

Director, Corporate Development-Integration
Google

Justin serves as Director, Corporate Development-Integration at Google. In this role he is responsible for integrating acquisitions and helping to accelerate new business ventures at Google/Alphabet.

Lisa Welker-Finney

Lisa Welker-Finney

Vice President, Human Resources
Boston Scientific Corporation

Lisa Welker-Finney is the Vice President of Human Resources for Boston Scientific Neuromodulation and Boston Scientific Canada for all divisions.

Ellen Hexter

Ellen Hexter

Senior Advisor, Enterprise Risk Management
The Conference Board

Ellen Hexter is senior advisor, enterprise risk management at The Conference Board. She has served on the faculty of The Conference Board Directors’ Institute and worked with boards to provide director training in risk management practices and the role of the board in ERM oversight.

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