Thomsons is a SaaS provider of global employee benefits and employee engagement software. Its platform, Darwin™ for automated employee benefits administration has over 1 million worldwide users.
Mercer, a global consulting player in talent, health, retirement and investments, which helps organisations around the world advance the health, wealth and careers of their employees is all set to acquire Thomsons Online Benefits.
Thomsons is a SaaS provider of global employee benefits and employee engagement software. Its platform, Darwin™ for automated employee benefits administration has over one million users worldwide. It connects employees with their benefits in over 80 countries and 24 languages.
This is Mercer’s second acquisition in December, 2016. It recently acquired Sirota Consulting, a global provider of employee engagement solutions that offers the full breadth of organisational assessments, surveys, technology and analytics.
With this acquisition, Mercer and Thomsons will combine world-class consulting and broking with innovative technology to transform the way benefits are designed, communicated and administered. This will offer companies and employees a unique, market-leading global and local benefit experience.
The joint entity hopes to transform the way benefits are designed, communicated and administered.
“The combination of Thomsons’ Darwin™ technology with Mercer is aligned with the growing demand from multinational employers to offer a common yet locally-tailored employee benefits platform to deliver the latest in creative engagement, modern design, analytic insights and administrative efficiency and support,” says 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,” he adds.
Michael Whitfield, CEO, Thomsons, shares how the acquisition by Mercer will further scale the development of Darwin™ globally, as well as locally.
“This will provide our clients with world-class broking and consulting, wherever they need it, as well as offer the ability to continue to work with Thomsons as a technology solution,” Whitfield adds.