According to a KPMG study, "83% of all mergers and acquisitions (M&As) failed to produce any benefit for the shareholders and over half actually destroyed value". Why do so many mergers or acquisitions fail? May experts agree-- if the employees of the companies are not properly onboarded or corporate cultural hostilities exist, the m&a may be doomed from the start. What can you do to protect your company and your people during this type of transition? While financial goals may be the overarching reason for mergers and acquisitions, of M&A deals that are successful, 85% include HR throughout the entire process, resulting in high-impact change management processes that successfully marry different corporate cultures and retain key talent.