People in Deals

Staff are the success factor when it comes to the success of a transaction. At the same time, they are usually the most intangible factor within an organization, particularly in times of change. Our experience of transactions and transformations encompasses all staff-related aspects of purchasing, sales or floating a company (or part thereof) on the stock market. This pertains to culture, organization and HR aspects as well as financial, legal and fiscal consultancy. Our strength lies in providing integrated support throughout the transaction process, varying from preparing a transaction through due diligence to the post-deal implementation. We will be happy to help you make the right decisions in order to ensure the success of your transaction.

Get in touch now...

  • if you are on the eve of a merger, takeover, divestment, integration, sale or initial public offering.
  • if you would like to receive professional, integrated advice on the challenges you and your staff are faced with when agreeing a transaction, (strategic) business transformation or reorganization.
  • if, during a time of change and in a deadline-driven process, you are keen to have a single advisor who will provide you with integrated advice, who will be capable of sharing extensive experience with you and who will achieve set objectives successfully and on time.
People in Deals

"Mergers and acquisitions are key strategic tools that enable organisations to stay ahead in today's complex and highly competitive global market."

Steve Rimmer, Global People in Deals Leader

Our approach

PwC’s People in Deals specialists work with clients on a full range of transactions, including: acquisitions, divestitures, business restructuring and capital events such as an IPO. We drive value for our clients across the entire transaction cycle:

HR due diligence services

We help you identify HR issues that affect price. We work to establish and understand critical HR and workforce issues early in the transaction, identify their relevance and ensure appropriate protections are built into documentation. We focus on the Quality of Earnings (Income Statement) and Quality of Assets (Balance Sheet) adjustments which impact the financial proposition underlying the transaction and ensure appropriate protections are built into transaction documentation. We can also provide early insight into culture and other challenges that may pose a threat to realizing value.

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HR pre-close services

We make sure you’ve got the right people and they’re focused on the right things. We work to identify key strategic HR decisions required based on the nature of the transaction, including leveraging HR due diligence to create a comprehensive project plan that we will manage and execute for each HR functional areas and for cross-functional HR activities. We help you to define your leadership team and organisation structure and assess culture and change impact. And we tie financial implications back to the investment model developed in due diligence and manage the budget.

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HR post close services

We focus on organisational values to reflect your purpose, mission, and vision. We work to deliver a targeted HR solution to ensure a smooth Day One and achieve deal goals. We support you across the harmonised HR strategy and organisational structure, HR technology, processes and infrastructure, policy, design/harmonisation, workforce onboarding, culture-led transformation, stakeholder engagement, and communications workstreams.

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Contact us

Janet Visbeen

Partner , PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)88 792 64 29

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Bas van de Pas

Bas van de Pas

Partner, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)88 792 69 89