Tasman Consulting Completes U.S. Integration of SlideShare Employee Pool
Tasman Led End to End Integration of LinkedIn-SlideShare
San Francisco, July 25, 2012—Tasman Consulting, a San Francisco-based HR M&A strategy firm, as advisor to LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD), the world's largest professional network on the Internet with 161 million members, has completed the U.S. market human capital integration component of LinkedIn’s recently announced US$118.75M acquisition of SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community.
Tasman’s role involved the full range of HR Integration planning, from due diligence and creation of a tailored integration plan to HR Integration Execution responsibilities such as ongoing project management, employee communications, HR data management, leveling/titling, offer letter creation, managing transition of benefits, compensation and perks, and partnering with cross functional teams, specifically communications, finance, legal, stock, facilities and IT.
Niki Lee, Managing Partner of Tasman Consulting, said: “We are honored to have been appointed to advise on this landmark transaction. LinkedIn is at the heart of the technology sector and it is up to us to ensure the SlideShare team feels a welcome, smooth transition, as their satisfaction is critical to the deal’s success.”
About Tasman Consulting
Tasman Consulting is a San Francisco-based boutique consultancy firm specializing in Human Resource Mergers and Acquisitions services. The firm is dedicated to designing customized solutions and cost-effective strategies to help its clients make any acquisition as smooth and successful as possible. With first-hand experience on more than 140 transactions in over 50 countries, from small domestic deals ranging from US$1M to global transactions and industry-changing acquisitions worth as much as US$7B, Tasman’s team is prepared to handle and advise on the full spectrum of human capital integration challenges that may be faced in M&A, divestitures, and corporate restructuring. Since its launch in 2011, Tasman has added American Express, LinkedIn, salesforce.com, Flextronics, and SuccessFactors, among others, to its portfolio.
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With 161 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn also has offices across the Americas, Europe, and the Asia- Pacific
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share. Premium social content marketing subscriptions enable professionals and brands to gain social media engagement and
generate sales leads. The company is based in San Francisco, Calif., and is backed by investors including Jonathan Abrams, Mark Cuban, Dave McClure, and Venrock.