Maximizing Values in Middle Market M&A: Creative Strategies for Employee Retention
The due diligence team on the buyer-side in most middle market M&A transactions is tasked with analyzing tremendous amounts of data to measure the risks and returns of contractual terms. One of the risks involved is losing key employees in the midst of acquiring the target. Mr. Mannix and Mr. August explain that such losses can be damaging, from loss of institutional knowledge in the area, to low morale among remaining employees, and deterioration of customer relations. To avoid such casualties, buyers can consider creative methods for employee retention during M&A transactions.