May 14th, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM London

Lessons Learned in HR M&A

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Alex Moir


HR M&A Cognizant

Join us for a session led by Cognizant's HR M&A Director, Alex Moir. Alex will be leading us in a session that explores the impact of different measures of success for different parts of the deal teams within large corporates (e.g. sourcing, commercial, functional, integration) and how these can influence how the deal is presented to the target company.

Embark on an enlightening session where the intricacies of mergers and acquisitions are dissected to reveal indispensable lessons. Discover the art of discretion as we uncover "what not to say" in M&A negotiations, safeguarding deals and reputations. Navigate the complexities of grades and levels harmonization, ensuring seamless integration of organizational structures. Explore proven strategies for key employee retention, preserving talent and corporate culture. Decode the nuanced asset rules in Europe, assessing their cost implications for strategic decision-making. Lastly, unravel the risks inherent in insured deals, empowering buyers to navigate transactions with confidence and foresight.


We host global roundtables the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Alex Moir

Director HR M&A


Alex helps organizations optimize the value of their M&A activity using people and HR levers. My priority is to achieve the balance between the right price and the right employee experience - through decision making based on data and working effectively with internal teams, external advisors and acquired company leadership teams.

Moir has over 12 years of M&A experience as an internal advisor for a highly acquisitive Fortune 500 company, and as a consultant working on global deals for clients on behalf of Big 4 Consulting firms.

He is known for his ability to lead buy and sell-side due diligence projects, support legal agreements, design retention plans and build integration strategies and budgets. - All Rights Reserved - Privacy Policy



What is the purpose of the roundtables?

Our virtual global and in-person regional roundtable discussions offer you a unique opportunity for networking, learning, and sharing your knowledge and experiences with your peers. At each session you’ll:

• Expand your network of professionals who share similar interests in Mergers & Acquisitions.

• Exchange experiences and know-how with other group members, allowing you to validate and share ideas, opinions, and best practices.

• Explore emerging practices and new trends in the HR M&A space

What is the HR M&A Roundtable?

The HR M&A Roundtable is a forum for Human Resources professionals and others managing the people, leadership, and culture issues in Mergers & Acquisitions. We offer roundtable sessions, training, tools, and an annual conference.

Who participates in roundtable discussions?

Participation is limited to HR or Corporate Development professionals who are either in a role with M&A responsibilities or who anticipate managing a transaction in the next 12 months.

Where are roundtable sessions held?

We host global virtual roundtable sessions every month. These 60-minute sessions focus on a particular topic of interest to practitioners. Discussions are led by a seasoned HR M&A practitioner who will help ensure what you share can be applied to your deal work. Past topics have included leadership retention, culture assessment, global deals, and total rewards alignment.

We also offer Regional Roundtable sessions in many cities, including Chicago, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Denver, and London. These sessions usually take place face-to-face but have moved to a virtual format in response to the pandemic.