Talking About the People Side of M&A Forum - How can human capital drive the value creation in merger integration and organisational transformation?

16 January 2019, Hong Kong

By invitation only


As reported by the newly published “PwC M&A 2018 Mid-year Review and Outlook” report, the value of China M&A has reached US$348 billion in the first 6 months of 2018, which marked the second highest historical transaction volume record. With more frequent inbound and outbound M&A deals, both human resources and investment teams are facing a lot of different challenges:

  • What are the pain-points during the course of M&A, divestiture, and organisation transformation?
  • How do human resources risks and problems impact deal value?
  • Can the companies follow through the strategic and operations integration plans and ultimately create values out of the deal after the transaction?
  • How to retain key talent groups including executives, sales, R&D teams?
  • How do overseas unions and other labour organisations impact and constrain the deal?
  • How should Target be integrated with the company effectively in terms of organisation structure and organisation culture?
  • Is there any impacts to outbound M&A deals and human resources management after the EU General Data Protection Regulation has been in place?
  • How to better manage talent mobility after the deal?

According to the latest “PwC M&A Integration Survey”, merely 29% of the surveyed Fortune 1000 companies reported that stated people objectives in the deal have been completely achieved. Only 45% of interviewees claimed to have achieved significant success in retaining key employees and almost 70% of them acknowledged there are needs to improve employee morale and understanding of company direction.

In every stage of the deal process, from pre-deal due diligence to post-deal integration, human resources drive the value creation.

Under globalisation, talent mobility becomes more crucial in helping organisations to expand businesses, achieve strategic goals and attract and retain talents. A well-established mobility platform allows company to differentiate itself from its competitors and further drive business expansion.

PwC Deals Strategy and Operations team will partner with Tax – Global Mobility Services team to share our thoughts on how human resources function should manage series of challenges during the course of M&A and organisation transformation through case studies. We aim to help human resources function to deliver value in M&A deals.


Who should attend?

Leaders from human resources, investment and post-deal integration departments.


Event details

Date:          16 January 2019 (Wednesday)

Time:          2pm - 5:30pm  (Registration starts at 1:30pm)

Venue:        PwC Experience Centre, 19/F, East Town Building, 41 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Fee:            Complimentary

Language:   English



For more information, please contact:

Haze Zhang

Tel: +[852] 2289 5097