Align your business with evolving markets
In an increasingly complex business environment characterized by declining revenues and divestments, mergers and acquisitions, to increase market share or diversify activities, and business restructurings, in order to remain competitive, become frequent.
HR and organizational issues are critical in mergers and acquisitions and business restructurings.
In the field of mergers and acquisitions, our tested methodologies and network of partners, allow us to identify and assess the human resources risks and challenges before and after the transaction.
By performing the due diligence of their human resources practices and policies we evaluate and analyze target companies' HR costs and liabilities in order to advise our clients in total independance. Post-transaction, we assist them to develop and implement the HR function.
In restructuring company operations, the style and approach is as important as the resources allocated, perhaps even more critical, in order to maintain the confidence of the employees concerned and preserve a sound labor relations climate.
To optimize your cost and organizational structures, we manage your business restructuring projects in the following areas:
- Establishment of restructuring requirements and budgets
- Social plan design
- Negotiations with social partners
- Communication strategies and plans
- "Take care of the survivors" programs
- Assist local management at all stages of corporate restructuring
- Change management
We have conducted human resources due diligences for the complete or partial divestment of company assets in the financial services and chemical sectors and a "Vendor Due Diligence" (VDD) in the optical fibers industry. Post-deal we have developed and implemented HR Functions' new business models in the chemical industry.
We have managed several business restructurings in Switzerland and Europe and particularly closures of manufacturing sites in unionized environments within the consumer goods and chemical sectors.