Human capital is a powerful tool for exit planning and value creation. More than ever before, investors and strategic acquirers recognize the role people play in business value. People play a key role in creating efficiencies, developing new products and services, establishing the business brand and generating customer satisfaction. It is no surprise that investors and acquirers are keen to understand succession plans, turnover rates, levels of employee engagement, employees’ views of company culture and their experiences of leadership, and issues of compliance and pay equity from the earliest stages of deal-making. Let’s explore these trends and discuss how your clients can maximize the value of a business through human capital.