Jeff Black

Partner and Global M&A Business Leader, Mercer

Jeff Black is a Partner and leads Mercer’s Global Mergers & Acquisition Transaction Services business. Jeff leverages his nearly 25 years experience as a trusted advisor to business leaders. He specializes in assisting employers across the full spectrum of Mercer’s people advisory capabilities.

Through his work on over 300 transactions, Jeff provides both strategic and financial buyers and sellers deal advice on a variety of global people risks including commercial due diligence, organization design and transformation, leadership development, change management, culture risk mitigation, benefits pooling and financing, and salesforce effectiveness.

His experience includes advising on start-ups, IPOs, acquisitions, mergers, partnerships, and divestitures. This advice is provided across all deal phases (sourcing, diligence, pre-close and post-merger integration).

Jeff is a frequent speaker on M&A people risks regularly partnering with Transaction Advisors and the Conference Board. Jeff has been widely published and quoted in numerous industry journals and media outlets. He has also published articles addressing various people risks in transactions including mitigating culture risk, retaining key talent during transactions, and executing business transformation through transactions.

During Jeff’s tenure, he has advised hundreds of organizations around health care and health related issues.  In addition, he has held numerous leadership positions within Mercer’s Health business.

Jeff graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.