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Human Capital M&A
Consulting Services

Providing End-to-End Human Resource
Consulting Support Pre- and Post-Deal

A&M balances the employee
experience with minimal disruption
through organizational alignment
and integration of HR programs.

Our team’s services typically begin pre-deal, addressing corporate allocations and total cost of labor; extending post-close to quickly stand-up legal entities, payroll, and benefits on a global scale.

A&M provides end-to-end HR consulting support pre and post-deal, balancing the employee experience with minimal disruption through organizational alignment and integration of HR programs.

Our Human Capital
M&A Service Offerings:

  • Assess synergy opportunities, including both cost savings and one-time costs to support target operating model
  • Integration planning and execution assistance for HR across three stages (discovery, blueprinting, and planning)
  • Develop pro forma org chart and composition of the go-forward management team
  • Support new organization design and alignment of resources, including job title and compensation comparison
  • Support the HR function with the harmonization of payroll, insurance benefits, and 401(k); including corresponding vendors
  • Perform qualitative / quantitative cultural assessment to drive high-touch communications plan pre-close, Day-1 and post-close
  • Develop standalone model; provide HR labor and non-labor spend as well as one-time costs
  • Review global, corporate allocations for HR infrastructure and employee benefits
  • Advise on conveying HR liabilities, including past service obligations such as pensions and indemnity plans
  • Advise on pre-close separation options considering TSA, temporary employee lease, or PEO solutions to get to close
  • Develop a separation plan reducing employee disruption, avoiding mid-year changes to payroll and benefits
  • Support the stand-up of the HR function with the selection of HR vendors for payroll, brokerage, and 401(k) administration
  • Assist in negotiating key employee and retention agreements, as required

Case Study


Research Companies

A&M developed cross-functional
synergies plan for labor overlaps
within the companies


  • Facilitated organizational design
    and talent selection
  • Developed severance, retention
    and communication plans to
    minimize loss of key personnel
    and ensure compliance



Achievement of total
synergies realized in year
1 post-acquisition

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Practice Leaders

Leslie Nielson Managing Director

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Brad Howard Managing Director

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