Global consultancy firm Mercer has agreed to acquire Portuguese consulting and talent management business Jason Associates.
The acquisition will enable the combined business to provide HR consultancy services with the technology and tools to drive transformation in the design, implementation and communication of people management. This will enable Mercer to offer end-to-end employee experience and engagement services using an interactive platform.
Jason Associates has a separate recruitment and search business that will not form part of the acquisition. This will change its brand, but will maintain the current business with its existing team.
Diogo Alarcão (pictured), chief executive officer at Mercer Portugal, said: “The combination of Jason Associates with Mercer aligns to increasing client demand for a more complete and integrated solution to solve their people management challenges. We have already been delivering successful and impactful projects together. This is a triple win, for Mercer, for Jason Associates and, most importantly, for our clients.”
Pedro Brito, chief executive officer at Jason Associates, added: “The acquisition by Mercer will provide our clients with world-class consulting, wherever they need it, as well as allowing them to continue to work with Jason Associates. It further allows us to scale the development of our tools faster, globally, as well as locally. I am especially delighted about the global career and professional development opportunities that this move offers Jason Associates employees.”