Mercer acquires Indian cloud solutions and talent assessment firm Mettl

10 October 2018 2 min. read
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Global wealth and talent management consultancy Mercer has entered the rapidly growing talent assessment market in India through the acquisition of cloud-based tech and talent management firm Mettl, based out of Gurgaon. Mettl also has a presence in the US and German markets.

Founded in 2009 in the National Capital Region (NCR) of India, Mettl is a specialised consulting firm that offers services in a broad range of domains. The firm lays specific emphasis on its evaluative capabilities, conducting investment in the areas of recruitment, training and development.

The firm also has a firm grounding in the IT sphere, delving into the world of cloud-based solutions, certification management software, hackathons and a number of other software as a service (SaaS) applications. In addition to its presence in Gurgaon, Mettl has offices in California and Stuttgart.

Mettl has now been acquired by global health and wealth management consultancy Mercer – a firm that is hoping to substantiate its talent management practice with capabilities in talent assessment. Mercer will now be able to advise clients on their talent strategies based on in-depth evaluation and analysis.

Mercer acquires Indian cloud solutions and talent assessment firm Mettl

“Online talent assessment is a powerful tool that helps companies unlock the potential of their people. Mettl is a disruptive HR tech start-up that has pioneered a robust assessments platform,” said Anish Sarkar, who only recently took over from Pradeep Mukherjee as Chief Executive Officer of Mercer in India. 

Additional benefits that the acquisition of Mettl offers is the fact that it has multilingual assessment capabilities, allowing its SaaS solutions to be distributed across more than 80 countries. The firm has received a number of accolades iin the past, including the title of most innovative company in India, bestowed by London & Partners.

“The combination of Mercer’s pedigree and talent industry experience in India and Mettl’s leading-edge and scalable proprietary technology platform, will enable companies in India to improve their workforce as they prepare for the future of work amidst rapid digitization,” added Sarkar.

Ketan Kapoor, CEO at Mettl added, “We are very proud of Mettl’s success to date and joining Mercer will enable us to fulfill our aspirations of being a world-leader in talent assessments. By leveraging Mercer’s global footprint and leadership position, we can sustainably scale our presence and reach, helping companies avoid the cost of sub-optimal hiring decisions amid ongoing digital disruption.“