Mercer announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ORC Worldwide. Both firms have a significant global presence. ORC’s strong market position and reputation in the United States, particularly in the area of international assignment expertise, complements Mercer’s worldwide research capabilities and extensive global network of offices.
The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2010. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Both Mercer and ORC are known for their leadership in employee mobility information and related administrative applications, international talent management consulting, and extensive compensation and workforce data. In addition to its SIRS® compensation surveys, ORC is well regarded for its global peer networking services, educational seminars and conference services which include 35 peer networks that allow senior HR and health, safety and environmental professionals to share best practices. Read more