Once the Deal is Done: Making Mergers Work Every year, thousands of mergers and acquisitions-- totaling trillions of dollars—take place worldwide. Though financial benefits are expected from these deals, research shows that roughly 2/3rds of M&A’s fail to live up to the expectations set for them. This DVD tells the story of a merger that did succeed: Bupa Australia, now the nation’s largest privately managed health-insurance group. Once a deal is done, no task is more important than managing people effectively in the newly created firm. This video highlights Bupa’s innovative and people-centric approach to the merger, and it identifies steps that all companies should take to ensure merger success. The Australian Human Resources Institute recognized Bupa with a national award as the firm that best exemplifies responsible restructuring. This DVD was sponsored by Bupa and the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). The HR Certification Institute has approved this DVD for one hour of strategic certification credit when used with the companion materials below as part of a 1-hour educational session. To order the DVD, contact the SHRM Foundation. Watch the video online. Download the discussion guide. Download the companion presentation. View other products from the SHRM Foundation. Related Content ‘Headquartered in America’ Threatened Culture Clash Merger & Acquisition: Orientation: Should employees complete new-hire paperwork after a merger or acquisition? Managing Human Resources in Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers & Acquisitions: Business Expansion: During geographic expansion, what should we consider when choosing a new site location?