December 15, 2016 – London & New York – Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Thomsons Online Benefits, a leading global benefits software business powered by its award-winning Darwin™ platform.
With this acquisition, Mercer and Thomsons will combine world class consulting and broking with innovative technology that is driving transformation in the way that benefits are designed, communicated and administered. This will offer companies and employees a unique, market-leading global and local benefit experience. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“The combination of Thomsons’ Darwin™ technology with Mercer aligns to the growing demand from multinational employers to offer a common yet locally tailored employee benefits platform that delivers the latest in creative engagement, modern design, analytic insights and administrative efficiency and support,” said Julio Portalatin, President and CEO of Mercer. “The acquisition also drives future growth in local markets across the world where Thomsons and Mercer are already well established by putting technology at the heart of addressing employer and employee needs.”
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