An interesting article here on remembering the employees when doing a deal. There is a tendency to get bogged down in financial data and legal documentation in the run up to completion as "deal frenzy" takes over but it is important to remember that those words and numbers mean nothing without the continued support of the workforce.
Mergers and acquisitions are intrinsic to the business world, becoming far more common than before as companies become globalised. No matter how rosy the picture of a company's merger sounds, it's human tendency to resist and panic when confronted with change. The fearful reactions of employees invoke more anxiety than the stress of the merger or acquisition, so managers must learn the art of handling employees gently and calmly.