Keeping key players on board with incentives
Abstract: For many business buyers, their target’s executives and other key employees are a large part of the company’s appeal. An exodus of top talent after an M&A is announced can reduce the selling company’s value significantly. So sellers need to ensure that personnel remain on board during and after a merger. This article describes some of the financial and other incentives that can help companies retain key employees, while a sidebar explains how including them on the M&A deal team can ensure their loyalty.