Talent can make or break a global M&A deal. GoGlobal, a people-first international HR and Employer of Record (EOR) service provider, recently expanded its dedicated M&A Services team to help more companies streamline talent integration, navigate regulatory complexities and ensure compliance in cross-border transactions.
With GoGlobal’s M&A Services team by their side, companies have a trusted partner to guide them through talent integration throughout the M&A process. We understand the fast-paced nature of deals and have developed an agile structure that adapts and responds to the unique challenges of each transaction, whether we are assisting the buyer or the seller.
Our dedicated M&A Services team comprises industry professionals with extensive experience in complex global transactions spanning multiple geographies and functions
Andrew has more than 20 years of international operations leadership in Europe and Asia, including M&A integration lead experience as a director with KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice.
Margaret has over 10 years of investment banking experience. Specializing in corporate finance, M&A and corporate development, she has served as the lead for successful transactions on behalf of both buyers and sellers.
Stephen, GoGlobal’s M&A leader, has over thirty years of experience as a corporate lawyer in cross-border corporate acquisitions, divestitures, and related financings.
Liliana has more than 18 years of experience leading HR service teams in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific.
Kurt von Moos
Kurt has over 15 years of experience helping global companies scale their human capital, deploy international workforces and strategically manage their core operations.
Moon draws from over 15 years of experience in professional services, business processing outsourcing (BPO) and HR to service clients and ensures regulatory compliance in M&A transactions.
Jessica has more than 10 years of experience in helping companies manage legal risks in contracting and regulatory compliance.
Ana has over 15 years of experience in supporting companies with international business expansion, cross-border M&As, global workforce management, and EOR solutions.
Sissi brings more than 15 years of experience in M&A support, cross-border business, private equity, and regulatory compliance.
Simplifying cross-border talent management
Managing cross-border talent amid an M&A deal presents a myriad of obstacles. For example, transferring employees internationally traditionally requires the establishment of a local legal entity, resulting in prolonged timelines and increased costs if a company doesn’t already have one.
The GoGlobal M&A Services team helps companies overcome challenges in cross-border talent management by:
|Addressing Talent Challenges in Cross-Border Transactions||Integrating cross-border talent in an M&A deal poses numerous challenges, including regulatory compliance, contractual complexities, tax considerations, currency exchanges and language barriers. Traditionally, transferring employees internationally necessitates setting up a local legal entity, resulting in extended timelines and increased costs. These obstacles can be alleviated through GoGlobal’s proven EOR solutions.|
|Solving the “Orphaned Employees” Dilemma||M&A transactions, especially carve-out deals, often leave employees without a legal entity to employ them. Establishing an entity to rehire these “orphaned employees” can be a time-consuming process, taking months or even a year. Transition service agreements (TSAs) have limited durations, making employee transfers time-sensitive. GoGlobal’s M&A Services team assists in managing the transfer of employees, providing country-specific insights to navigate employment compliance obligations effectively.|
|Retaining Human Capital and Ensuring Compliance||During M&A negotiations, employee transfers are frequently overlooked. Once the transaction terms are finalized, time becomes a critical factor. Keeping employees on the seller’s payroll post-sale can lead to disengaged and disconnected employees. Therefore, it is crucial to transfer employees to the buyer’s human capital ecosystem promptly and in compliance with local regulations. GoGlobal’s agile and flexible model enables clients to onboard new hires within 24 hours, significantly accelerating the process.|
|Gaining Speed and Flexibility in Your M&A Talent Strategy||GoGlobal’s local team operates within the target country, employing local language expertise to facilitate a smoother transition. All GoGlobal hires are enrolled in statutory benefit programs, with supplementary benefit programs available if needed. Our aim is to ensure that the overall employment experience matches or exceeds the employees’ previous terms. Utilizing a single EOR like GoGlobal ensures continuity across an organization’s international footprint.|
Contact our M&A Services team or check out our guidebook “Managing and Engaging Talent through Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures” to learn more about managing talent throughout the M&A lifecycle.