Our dedicated Technology in M&A team are market leading deal advisers and have supported clients on well over 1,000 transactions across sectors, geographies and throughout the deal lifecycle. We de-risk, protect value and identify opportunities during a transaction. 

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We deploy proprietary digital tools and technology specifically designed to accelerate transaction timelines, identify and reduce risks earlier in the deal process and ultimately improve deal value. 

Our accelerators

Given the breadth and depth of deals that we have successfully supported our clients on we understand that all transactions are different. However, some of the issues, complexities and processes are similar and we have invested heavily to be more efficient and add value no matter what the timeframe or access and sensitivity constraints are. We are constantly evolving our propositions and tools, these include:

Data in Deals

Data is the life blood of any business and the impact of getting this wrong can be devastating. Our experts and tools help to:

  • Understand and identify the relevant data
  • Protect your data
  • Ensure access to your data is limited to the appropriate people
  • Ensure that your business strategy and data monetisation plans are not impacted by the transaction

Cyber

Cyber scan is a major threat and more acutely so during M&A. A breach can significantly impact the value of your acquisition or divestment. Our KPMG CyberScan:

  • Scans the darkweb for the company’s digtal assets being sold or misused
  • Identifies real-time open weaknesses in the networks and portals
  • Mimics what a hacker would do to find a weakness and entry point into the business
  • Provides a comprehensive outside-in cyber assessment with which we tailor any interaction with the target business

ERP360

ERP is typically the most complex and needs the longest time to integrate or separate. We have developed specialist tooling to:

  • Quickly identify the impacted legal entities, customers, suppliers, products etc.
  • Reduce the complexity during a separation by only extracting the relevant and necessary complexity including reports, interfaces etc.
  • Quickly move to a separate more fit for purpose ERP if there is a better fit to the business

Managing Complex M&A Programs

Integrations and divestments often involve multiple countries, legal entities, brands, products etc. Our digital suite of products:

  • Enables the creation of actions across geography/brands etc. and replicate across others
  • Helps to track and deliver across the multiple dimensions
  • Provide real-time status of outstanding areas and bottlenecks
  • Provides an audit trail of decisions and actions
  • Manages the process to a successful outcome

Cloud

A range of solutions that enable our clients to maximise the benefits of the cloud during the deal lifecycle. These include:

  • Identify the upside opportunities of increase cloud adoption
  • Rapid cloud set-up and phased roll out of application estate
  • Support our ZeroTSA approach (which aims to minimise Technology TSAs) in a separation

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TSAs present the divesting group with a headache. They bind the group into providing IT/Technology services to another business, impair the divesting organisations ability to transform and deliver projects, and present an ongoing cyber risk. zeroTSA reduces the TSAs that the divesting business gives to the separated entity by:

  • Rapidly separating as much of the technology before closing as possible
  • Passing off to 3rd parties any service provider obligations
  • Building a standalone and independent environment that is significantly more appealing to potential buyers
  • Reducing the running cost by removing unnecessary complexity, thereby increasing the deal value

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