Consultant William Mercer has announced an agreement in principle to acquire SCA Consulting - specialists in value management, performance measurement, and compensation consulting services.

The terms of the planned acquisition, which would add approximately 100 professionals to Mercer’s offices in Chicago, Dallas, London, Los
Angeles, and New York, have not been disclosed.

"SCA’s strategic approach to compensation combined with Mercer’s
global reach will provide an extremely compelling service offering
in the marketplace," says Robin Ferracone, chairman of SCA

The acquisition is expected to be completed in early autumn 2001.