Posted by Crunchr ● Nov 10, 2016 2:37:00 PM

Focus Orange Technologies enters alliance with PwC US for People Analytics in Mergers & Acquisitions

Focus Orange announced an alliance with the People in Deals practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers US offering clients unique people analytics capabilities in business transactions (mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs and IPOs). The alliance features innovative Crunchr technology which supports the PwC practice in identifying people-related risks during the transaction and planning and executing HR programs to help realize the value envisioned in the transaction.

Research shows that more than 70% of deals fail to realize the anticipated value − and failure to properly address HR issues is a key contributor. The PwC and Focus Orange alliance aims to enlighten HR leaders faced with realizing deal value.  

“Crunchr will not only accelerate our diligence services using this cutting edge technology, it will directly support our clients in planning and executing on the people aspects of their transactions”, says Orla Beggs, Global People in Deals Co-leader at PwC. “Together, we will be redefining what it means to do people diligence and integration planning.”

“Our alliance with PwC enables clients to receive maximum value from our Crunchr technology”, according to Dirk Jonker, founder and Technology & Operations Leader at Crunchr. “It is critical that data insights are actionable and deliver direct value to customers, especially in high impact business transactions.”

About Crunchr
Crunchr is a SaaS based people reporting and analytics platform. It provides insights in organisation analytics, strategic workforce planning, succession management, talent management and employee preferences. Crunchr complies with the international standards on data privacy and integrity, and is implemented within weeks without business disruption. Crunchr was recognized by Gartner as ‘Cool Vendor in Human Capital Management 2015’ and received funding from the Randstad Innovation Fund.

About PwC
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About PwC People in Deals practice
PwC's People in Deals practitioners work with companies from the due diligence stage of a transaction to address the specific retirement, health & welfare, compensation programs and other HR issues inherent in the transaction that impact the valuation or other deal terms.  Post-transaction, PwC helps with planning and optimizing the people aspects of the transaction including employee communications, culture, talent, retention and leadership planning.  By identifying the impact of people issues as part of a multi-functional team, PwC helps bridge any gap between the HR function and the Company’s internal stakeholders. 

For more information, please contact:

Dirk Jonker, Crunchr Founder and Leader Technology & Operations
T: +31 (0)20 240 2510

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