What I have been noticing from the M&As I’ve been part of (as Legal) is the HR is very little involved in the beginning of the process. Once they are involved, quite often the decision of moving forward with the transaction has already been taken. That being said, the HR role limits itself to find a way integrate the teams and culture. Their role should be: can the culture be integrated at all? If so, at what cost? They should have a voice BEFORE the decision of the deal is made.