A month and a half after announcing their engagement, Mercer
and Callan Associates
have decided to terminate their deal. The two firms on Monday issued a one-paragraph press release saying that they are "committed to grow their respective
businesses as independent firms."
On February 17, Mercer agreed to acquire Callan Associates in a deal that would create one of the largest investment consulting businesses in the US
02/17/09). The deal was expected to close toward the end of this quarter.
Mercer and Callan Associates announced today that they have mutually agreed to terminate their February 17, 2009 agreement to merge their investment consulting businesses. Mercer and Callan said that they are committed to continuing to grow their respective businesses as independent firms and that each respect one another as competitors. All Callan and Mercer client relationships will continue under their existing respective contractual agreements and consulting teams.
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