Mercer to acquire Thomsons Online Benefits


Mercer is to acquire global employee benefits and employee engagement software provider Thomsons Online Benefits.

The acquisition aims to bring together Mercer’s consulting and broking services with Thomsons Online Benefits’ employee benefits technology.

The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

Julio Portalatin (pictured), president and chief executive officer at Mercer, said: “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.

“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.”

Michael Whitfield, chief executive officer at Thomsons Online Benefits, added: “The acquisition by Mercer will provide our clients with world class broking and consulting, wherever they need it, as well as offering the ability to continue to work with Thomsons as an agnostic technology solution. It further allows us to scale the development of Darwin faster globally, as well as locally.

“I am also delighted about the career and personal development opportunities that this move offers to Thomsons’ employees all over the world.”