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Andréa Carter cites love of M&As as head of HR at Global Payments



“I really, really enjoyed that experience, I learned a lot.”

The company quickly doubled in size with one particular acquisition, says Carter, adding it was one of her “proudest moments” in integrating not just the people but the systems and cultures.

While there’s no mistake an M&A is “daunting,” she says she enjoys the thought of bringing two employers together, working with business leaders in terms of the new organizational model, and folding talent into the new entity.

“The systems and processes, that’s another thing, but the cultural piece — for me, that is huge.”

The total value of mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. and Canada dropped to $1.477 trillion in 2022, down 41.4% from 2021, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data. The number of transactions in 2022 fell 21.2% year over year to 20,965.

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