Clyde & Co advises the shareholders of The Talent Enterprise on proposed sale to Mercer

  • Press Releases 20 December 2023 20 December 2023
  • Middle East

Global law firm Clyde & Co is advising the shareholders of The Talent Enterprise, a market-leading psychometric and talent assessment technology company in the Middle East, on the proposed sale of the business to Mercer. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

Clyde & Co advises the shareholders of The Talent Enterprise on proposed sale to Mercer

The Talent Enterprise is a global talent assessment technology company founded in Dubai in 2013 by David Jones, Radhika Punshi and Gauri Gupta; with a fast-expanding global network of offices and partners, working with over 250 clients across the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. Inspired by a belief that the current methods of assessing human capital could be revolutionised by a new and integrated approach. It partners with policymakers, employers, and educators on aspects such as career guidance, employability and life skills, talent assessment, succession planning, leadership development and workplace wellbeing. Mercer, a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s approximately 25,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in 130 countries. 

Clyde & Co is acting as lead external counsel to the shareholders of The Talent Enterprise. The team is led by Dubai-based corporate partner Darren Harris, senior associate Gemma Kotak and trainee Urmika Mani.

Darren Harris, comments: “Congratulations to the hugely impressive founder shareholders for building a market-leading psychometric and talent assessment technology company in the Middle East and best wishes to the entire The Talent Enterprise team on the next chapter.”

With over 30 years of experience in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms with over 90 partners and over 540 staff operating through 9 offices and associated offices in Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Dubai, Johannesburg, Nairobi, and Riyadh. Clyde & Co supports international and local organisations throughout the wider region with a full-service offering of local specialists across most business sectors and services of law, including commercial, commercial disputes, corporate, cyber risk, data protection & privacy, employment & immigration, finance, global recoveries, insolvency & reorganisation, intellectual property, international arbitration, projects & construction, real estate, regulatory & investigations, and technology, outsourcing & data.

About The Talent Enterprise 

The Talent Enterprise is a global talent assessment technology company founded in Dubai in 2013 by David Jones, Radhika Punshi and Gauri Gupta; with a fast-expanding global network of offices and partners, working with over 250 clients across the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. Inspired by a belief that the current methods of assessing human capital could be revolutionised by a new and integrated approach. It partners with policymakers, employers, and educators on aspects such as career guidance, employability and life skills, talent assessment, succession planning, leadership development and workplace wellbeing. By providing insights into the intricacies of behaviour in individuals, teams and organisations, The Talent Enterprise helps them make critical people decisions through The Science of Behaviourmetry®, which blends contemporary psychometric tools and assessment solutions with the latest advances in artificial intelligence and data science; a concept pioneered by the company. 

Lighthouse, by The Talent Enterprise, is the leading employee assessment technology platform that provides an unrivalled range of online psychometric tests, virtual assessment solutions and organisational surveys on a single integrated platform, delivering incredible data insights and customisation. Lighthouse acts as an unrivalled totally customisable, “one-stop-shop” marketplace for assessments, delivering timely, immersive virtual test experience for its end-users and insightful, real-time data-analytics for its B2B clients and employers.

Learn more about Clyde & Co in the Middle East

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