Mercer acquires Jason Associates to expand in Portugal

A new acquisition has been announced by a global health and careers consultancy. The merger aims to expand the businesses base in Portugal in response to the HR industry’s changing needs.

Mercer expands in Portugal
Mercer, a global consultant in advancing health, wealth and careers, has announced that it will be acquiring Portuguese-based Jason Associates, a producer of people-focused products and advisory services.

HR industry expansion

With this acquisition, Mercer and Jason Associates will combine HR consulting with innovative technology and tools with the intention to transform the way people management is designed, implemented and communicated.The merger will attempt to offer companies and employees a unique experience. The terms of the agreement has not been disclosed.“The combination of Jason Associates with Mercer aligns to the increasing client demand for a more complete and integrated solution to solve their people management challenges,” said Diogo Alarcão, CEO, Mercer Portugal. “We have already begun delivering successful and impactful projects together.”Pedro Brito, CEO, Jason Associates, said “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.”
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The acquisition of Jason Associates will enable Mercer to offer end-to-end employee experiences and engagement services through an interactive platform.The acquisition is said to be in response to the HR industry’s rapidly evolving needs in supporting the workforce of the future.Jason Associates has a line of business dedicated to recruitment and search that will not be integrated in this new deal. The business will change its brand, but will continue to conduct business as usual with its existing team.
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