Case Studies

Making an Early Impact - Mergers & Acquisitions

Six weeks in, we were already making an impact. The Houston law firm Smyser Kaplan & Veselka L.L.P. is one of the first examples of the valuable synergy between Ascende and EPIC.

When an energy company acquired additional assets and employees, they sought our expertise to develop a new identity, as well as an internal and external communication strategy.

A Houston-based exploration and production startup partnered with us for human capital expertise prior to its initial public offering (IPO).

We were called upon to advise on the merger and intergration of two prominent enterprise software development and hosting companies.

A multi-national oilfield services company with over 900 international rotators and expatriate employees sought our help overcoming participant service and administrative support issues.

A multinational contractor sought our expertise to assess the adequacy and efficacy of its expatriate, international rotator and local national benefit programs.

Our global solutions team aided several geographically dispersed clients address specific local employee needs.

We consulted with a recently created compression company to faciliate the establishment of an HR infrastructure, and the implementation of a more robut HRMS.

We were engaged by a global drilling company and industry leader to review its 401(k) plan vendors, services and fees relative to the market, and to make recommendations to keep the plan competitive with the industry.