The merger of William M Mercer and Sedgwick Noble Lowndes (SNL) has now been fully confirmed, after Mercer's parent company Marsh and McClennan announced thatits offer to acquire shares in the Sedgwick group is now unconditional.

Now the world's largest consultant, it will now operate under the William M Mercer banner, except in Ireland and Australia where the respective SNL brand names, the Irish Pensions Trust and Cullen Egan Dell will still stand alongside the group name.