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As the economy begins to show signs of recovery, companies with cash reserves are relaxing their focus on controlling costs and returning to growth strategies. Transaction activity has been on the rise since mid-2009 thanks, in part, to easing economic conditions and attractive valuations. Despite this revived energy and momentum, few companies can afford a transaction that fails to meet its objectives, particularly in an economic environment that remains somewhat fragile and uncertain. Ample documentation reveals human capital issues as key culprits in failed deals and subsequent financial woes. In this survey of finance and HR executives, we explored how organizations are handling human capital issues related to transactional activity. The results suggest that HR offers unique value and guidance, particularly in relationship to managing and pricing human capital assets, which can significantly contribute to a successful pre- and post-transformational event.