Archive for February, 2007

Top Talent Turnover During M&A


Research shows that there is an increase in turnover following a M&A and that this carries on for much longer than expected.

The exodus peaks about two years after the acquisition and research amongst 450 firms shows that executives depart at twice the normal rate for a minimum of nine years after the acquisition.

The reasons given by departing executives show that about a third depart due to reduced job status or alienation.

If you have left a firm as a result of a M&A we would be interested to know:

  • How soon after the merger did you leave?
  • What were your reasons for leaving?