Mergers & Acquisitions

Ascende supports companies through business transactions, like mergers and acquisitions, by serving as subject matter experts and trusted advisers to the deal team. We help our clients develop a plan of action that supports their objectives, whether that be accretive earnings, a smooth integration, risk mitigation or other.

Our extensive experience working with buyers and sellers spans:

  • Employee matters in the purchase and sale agreement
  • Compliance with applicable contracts, laws and regulations
  • Change management and culture development
  • Integration of people, programs, policies and benefits
  • HR issues in mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, startups, divestitures and other business transactions

In our advisory role, our objectives are to:

  • Provide strategic and tactical support to the deal team
  • Perform comprehensive HR due diligence on all matters related to people, including pay, benefits, policies, programs and culture
  • Validate programs, costs and resources
  • Identify and measure quantifiable risks

Furthermore, our communications team will work hand-in-hand with the management team to create and implement a change management communications strategy. Our teams have proven experience supporting the integration of corporate cultures—a key component of retaining deal value—for all types of organizations, including multinational workforces.