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Manager - HR M&A - Integration and Seperation

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Service Line: Transaction Services

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Operations & Value Creation - Financial Services - Manager

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I&S Technology M&A - Senior Manager

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Associate Director, Strategy, Deal Advisory - TMT

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Service Line: Deal Advisory Central

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Manager - HR M&A - Integration and Seperation

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



KPMG is a market leader in providing Deal Advisory services to clients when they are buying, selling, or transforming businesses. The HR M&A team is a specialist team within Deal Advisory and has been helping clients with their people related issues in M&A for over 12 years. We work at the forefront of transactions, helping both acquirers and vendors on pre- and post-deal people and organisational issues related to M&A.

KPMG research routinely shows that one of the biggest reasons for deals failing is people, our team helps to mitigate this. We deal with all aspects of the employee journey in M&A, from early stage strategy development and organisational design for carve-outs, to synergy cases and cost benefits, employee experience and corporate cultures, developing TUPE transfer processes and Union negotiation strategies. We work together to develop solutions to the issues our clients may face, and understand the financial benefits or risks that may be present from a people perspective

The Team

As an area of focus and investment for KPMG there is an opportunity to be part of a fast growing, dynamic and diverse team, made up of employment lawyers, HR professionals, transaction experts.
The Manager role is a key role to the team, leading and delivering projects across our four key client proposition areas:

- Employee experience
- Organisational Strategy Development
- Labour relations and compliance
- HR operations

The existing members of the team have specialisms in one specific area or work across all areas of the client propositions. Team members are not expected to be able to have all skill sets.

The Role

In this role, you will work on and lead projects, working closely alongside senior members of the team, who will provide guidance and insight into the deal environment, enabling you to build your transactions knowledge and further develop your people, OD, strategy and HR skills base.

Your responsibilities will include:
- Leading small to medium sized engagements and being the day to day support for clients on these engagements.

Due Diligence
- Contributing to and reviewing Integration and Separation related deal and transaction reports from a people or strategy perspective.
- Analysing and data mapping to comment on the people elements of the business including cost, numbers, people and legal issues such as TUPE or unions, systems and HR contracts.
- Providing insights on people aspects of the deal that are relevant to the client and readers of the due diligence reports and to be able to explain issues simply, highlighting the impact of people on business strategy, operations and, ultimately, deal valuation.
- Developing an understanding of people benchmarks and qualitative information to provide insights to clients to describe a typical organisational / functional headcount, design and associated cost.
- Contributing content for sections of reports/deliverables.

Integration & Separation
- Advising on people, strategy and organisational design aspects of integration, separation (carve outs) and optimisation initiatives (e.g. synergy analysis) including the development of target operating models, understanding the current people landscape, defining transitional service agreements, developing detailed plans, and supporting the implementation.
- Lead the HR/OD workstream on integrations and separations within a team of Integration & Separation colleagues, working with and supporting the client workstream leads.
- Facilitating and leading key client workshops and meetings, designing and building materials.
- Identifying and/or reviewing of client organisational design and people based synergies.

Wider responsibilities
- Interacting with senior client and internal stakeholders, coaching junior team members.
- Responsibility for ensuring engagement management protocols are followed and kept up to date including quality and risk management.
- Provide support to a number of different aspects such as preparation of proposal materials, development of propositions, development of tools, methodologies and templates.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications

- A good understanding of or background in HR, OD or Strategy, ideally in a M&A environment.
- Experience of working on M&A projects and understanding of consultation beneficial
- People specialism such as: People strategy, TUPE, HR functions, processes and technology, Union engagement, best practice organisational design, employee engagement, talent analysis, recruitment and retention. (Not all specialisms are required and a deep understanding in one area could be sufficient)
- Bachelor's degree qualification, professional qualification welcome.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including reporting.
- Ability to work well under pressure, successful programme management experience.
- Comfort with ambiguity, fluid consulting situations and a highly pressured environment.
- You will need to be willing to travel.

Operations & Value Creation - Financial Services - Manager

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team


KPMG’s Advisory business, one of three major units within KPMG (along with Audit and Tax), generates approximately £1.95bn per year and has 11,000 employees in the UK alone. Deal Advisory represents approximately £394m of revenues for Advisory, and comprises a number of specialist teams including M&A, Restructuring, and Transaction Services.

The FS OVC team is a market-leading provider of deal advice to a wide range of Private Equity and Financial Services businesses in their transactions through the provision of buy and sell side due diligence, integration and separation, and joint venture advice. The team sits within the wider OVC team, a newly formed team within TS with a focus on proactive deal value creation. We use a combination of analytics and subject matter experience to provide insights around how a buyer or seller can get value from the target business. The team is looking to grow its capability in the Financial Services Operational due Diligence and Private Equity Value Creation space and is embarking on a significant expansion plan for FY19.

We are looking for high calibre candidates to join our team and be part of the exciting growth plans we have for this area of the business.

The Role

- Lead OVC projects from start to finish in a deal environment, including:
- Pre-deal
- Carve-outs and standalone costs bases
- Buy-side and sell-side cost optimisation and value creation
- Cost models and scenario analysis
-�Business plan support and synergy assessments
- In-deal
- TSA commercials and options analysis
- Target Operating Model (‘TOM’) design
- Cost base and operational scalability assessments
- Post-deal
- Cost reduction/synergy execution support
- Operational scaling to support business model growth strategy
- Pre IPO/disposal value creation through operations and cost optimisation

- Lead the creation of value-added insights, which tie to the client’s strategic and business growth ambitions, including identifying the underlying value drivers and challenging their investment thesis.
- Act as the day-to-day, full-time project manager to help ensure successful problem formulation, hypotheses generation, comprehensive analysis in testing hypotheses, and problem resolution.
- Ensure quality of output, co-ordinate and prepare the content for client delivery, including review with client and/or other advisors.
- Provide oversight of skilled KPMG work teams throughout the project lifecycle and serve as the primary team interface with various levels of executives and team members.
- Maintain responsibility for risk management on engagements and liaise with the client lead/KPMG partners.
- Understand the broader Advisory service capabilities and offerings, for example, Management Consulting and Restructuring, and leverage their specialist insights to ensure our clients get the best level of advice and support.
- When you are not working on a project, you will take a lead role in business development and will lead the preparation, development, and delivery of proposals.
- Support the professional development of the FS OVC team.

The Person


- Strong experience in an Advisory related discipline at a Big 4 firm, major strategy firm, or boutique firm ideally within a deals environment. A banking in-house cost reduction or transformation programme specialist.
- Experience in at least one of the following Advisory areas: Transaction Services, Operational and Corporate Performance Improvement, Restructuring and Turnaround, Strategic Growth, or other significant strategy experience.
- Demonstrate an interest for and deep knowledge of financial services.
- Bachelor's degree qualification.
- ACA or equivalent qualification preferable.
- Strong business acumen, with analytical and problem solving skills and ability to understand how operating model decisions impact value.
- Excellent knowledge of Excel and the ability to analyse data at deal speed to provide robust and insightful client deliverables.
- Ability to adapt and work in a high-paced, exciting deal environment.
- Desire to travel internationally.
- Fluency in a European language (not essential)

I&S Technology M&A - Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time




The Team


The Technology in M&A team at KPMG is a growing and dynamic team.

We deal with all aspects of the technology function, from strategy to reviewing technology spend.

We work with both acquirers and vendors on pre- and post-deal technology issues. Our three key client proposition areas are:

1) Due diligence: Highlighting key risks and opportunities in the target’s technology environment in order to ensure that acquirers are aware of key issues that may impact valuation.

2) Integration: Planning pre and post deal to support the client to integrate the IT function and systems into the Buyer’s organisation whilst enhancing value.

3) Separation: Supporting Vendors to plan and deliver a credible, discrete standalone entity on Day 1 to the Buyer with value preserved and business continuity ensured from an IT perspective including support to define and implement transitional service agreements.

The Role


You will be responsible for leading client delivery and supporting practice development for the Technology in M&A team.
Your responsibilities will include:

Client delivery:

- Prepare, plan and deliver M&A technology programmes and technology due diligence
- Leading and supporting our clients through technology programmes arising from acquisitions, divestitures, carve outs and other transactions
- Delivering and/or reviewing high quality, transaction reports and other M&A documentation including IT due diligence and Transitional Service Agreements
- Drawing on knowledge and experience to provide high quality and deep insights and recommendations to our clients
- Leading client meetings and interviews
- Interfacing with senior internal and external stakeholders both at clients and within KPMG
- Managing relationships with key C level executives at clients

Wider team:

- Supporting and contributing to the growth plans of our Technology in M&A business
- Coaching and mentoring junior members of the team
- Identifying and driving opportunities for wider KPMG as a result of work in transactions
- Owning engagement management including quality and risk management for the project
- When not working on projects, support the development of our propositions, business development and preparation and delivery of proposals to clients

The Person


- Significant experience in a consulting firm or industry of preparing and delivering technology programmes in a M&A environment including:

o IT due diligence (buyside and sell side) – writing and reviewing
o Vendor assist
o Planning and execution of IT integrations and separations across technology, infrastructure, applications and data
o Development of IT organisation design including people, process, governance, service management, technology and contracts
o Design, negotiation and operation of IT related transitional services

o Vendor assist
o Planning and execution of IT integrations and separations across technology, infrastructure, applications and data
o Development of IT organisation design including people, process, governance, service management, technology and contracts
o Design, negotiation and operation of IT related transitional services
- Deep technical expertise in at least one of the following areas:
o IT infrastructure, including networks and data centres
o Cyber security
o IT operating models, including organisation and supplier strategy
o IT costs
o IT strategy
o Cyber security
o IT operating models, including organisation and supplier strategy
o IT costs
o IT strategy
- Understanding of the deal lifecycle and the role of IT within it – starting from due diligence through to concluding transitional service agreements
- Leading and facilitation of client meetings and interviews
- Leading a team which includes both colleagues and client members of staff
- Team management experience, including experience in the formulation of development and growth plans
- Bachelor's degree qualification
- Professional qualification welcome
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including reporting
- Ability to learn quickly and leverage skills in new situations
- Programme management experience and track record of successful delivery of projects
- Experience of IT outsourcing, supplier management and procurement
- Comfort with ambiguity, fluid consulting situations and a highly pressured environment which characterise transactions
- Ability to travel at a significant level
- Fluency in a European language beneficial
- Respect for client and transaction confidentiality




Associate Director, Strategy, Deal Advisory - TMT

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Deal Advisory Central

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



KPMG’s Technology, Media, Sport and Telecoms (TMT) Practice are looking for an Associate Director to join the Strategy & Deal Advisory team, in London.

The team advises TMT focused Private Equity funds and Corporates throughout their investment cycle, helping to shape strategic investment decisions and value creation programmes based on Buyouts, Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures, Strategic Partnerships, Digital Innovation, Operational Improvement, and International Expansion.

The team blends together strategic and financial skills to enable and support both organic and inorganic value enhancement initiatives. Key service offerings include Growth strategy, M&A strategy/origination, Commercial due diligence, Financial business planning, Portfolio strategy, 100-Day Planning and Enterprise-wide transformation.

The team works closely with and brings to bear other functional capabilities inside KPMG Deal Advisory and the wider firm, including Transaction Services, Integration & Separation, Data & Analytics, Pricing, Customer Experience and the IOT competence centre.

This role is ideal for a bright, high energy and intellectually curious individual that thrives in fast paced client engagements and wants to develop into a strategist with an investor mindset.

Roles and responsibilities

To be an effective Associate Director within Strategy & Deal Advisory, applicants will be expected to:

•Support the design of complex engagements and take responsibility for leading day to day delivery
•Translate the client brief into manageable work streams
•Lead hypothesis generation, complex storyboarding and shape the overall problem solving approach to develop insights and recommendations
•Coordinate and inspire other members of the team, providing coaching, direction and constructive feedback
•Ensure quality control and consulting best-practices adoption (analytical accuracy, best-in-class data insights, infographics, reports and written/verbal delivery)
•Interact with the senior client team credibly and effectively
•Support client development activity including thought leadership, pitches preparation and proposals writing
•Actively develop own knowledge and expertise in chosen proposition(s) and sub sector(s) of choice Identify, design and lead critical and complex practice development initiatives, coordinating other members of the team
•Build and maintain a strong internal network across the global TMT practice
•Understand risk and ensure the Firm’s risk management frameworks are adhered to

Qualifications and Skills

To succeed in this demanding role an applicant will need to demonstrate the following:

• A first class degree from a leading institution (MBA a strong plus)
• Evidence of strong problem-solving and analytical capabilities
• Detailed knowledge of preferably one or more of the TMT sectors with the ability to talk credibly to C-level clients on the key issues, technological changes, competitive dynamics and strategic considerations facing the industry
• Structured thinking skills combined with creativity (‘both brains’ thinking)
• Ability to review and assess large volumes of technical data and distil the key strategic insights
• Ability to evaluate complex scenarios and produce insightful recommendations that can be practically executed
• Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen
• Excellent English written and oral communication skills
• Other language skills would be a strong bonus

Experience & Background

Applicants will need to display the following:

• Significant experience of working for a strategy house or corporate strategy/development team of a highly acquisitive TMT company
• Detailed understanding of the commercial and financial value drivers within one or more of the TMT sectors
• Considerable experience of managing complex projects in at least one among the technology, media, entertainment, SaaS / business information or telecommunications sectors
• Experience of managing or supporting high value business development activities with senior stakeholders
• Demonstrable ability to build and commercialise relationships with senior executives in corporate or private equity environments

Technology M&A - Manager

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team

The Technology in M&A team at KPMG is a growing and dynamic team.
We deal with all aspects of the technology function, from strategy to reviewing technology spend.
We work with both acquirers and vendors on pre- and post-deal technology issues. Our three key client proposition areas are:

1) Due diligence: Highlighting key risks and opportunities in the target’s technology environment in order to ensure that acquirers are aware of key issues that may impact valuation.

2) Integration: Planning pre and post deal to support the client to integrate the IT function and systems into the Buyer’s organisation whilst enhancing value.

3) Separation: Supporting Vendors to plan and deliver a credible, discrete standalone entity on Day 1 to the Buyer with value preserved and business continuity ensured from an IT perspective including support to define and implement transitional service agreements.

The Role
You will be responsible for leading client delivery and supporting practice development for the Technology in M&A team.

Your responsibilities will include:

Client delivery:

- Prepare, plan and deliver M&A technology programmes and technology due diligence
- Leading and supporting our clients through technology programmes arising from acquisitions, divestitures, carve outs and other transactions
- Delivering and/or reviewing high quality, transaction reports and other M&A documentation including IT due diligence and Transitional Service Agreements
- Drawing on knowledge and experience to provide high quality and deep insights and recommendations to our clients
- Leading client meetings and interviews
- Interfacing with senior internal and external stakeholders both at clients and within KPMG
- Managing relationships with key C level executives at clients

Wider team:

- Supporting and contributing to the growth plans of our Technology in M&A business
- Coaching and mentoring junior members of the team
- Identifying and driving opportunities for wider KPMG as a result of work in transactions
- Owning engagement management including quality and risk management for the project
- When not working on projects, support the development of our propositions, business development and preparation and delivery of proposals to clients

The Person

- Significant experience in a consulting firm or industry of preparing and delivering technology programmes in a M&A environment including:

: IT due diligence (buyside and sell side) – writing and reviewing
: Vendor assist
: Planning and execution of IT integrations and separations across technology, infrastructure, applications and data
: Development of IT organisation design including people, process, governance, service management, technology and contracts
: Design, negotiation and operation of IT related transitional services

- Deep technical expertise in at least one of the following areas:

: IT infrastructure, including networks and data centres
: Cyber security
: IT operating models, including organisation and supplier strategy
: IT costs
: IT strategy

- Understanding of the deal lifecycle and the role of IT within it – starting from due diligence through to concluding transitional service agreements
- Leading and facilitation of client meetings and interviews
- Leading a team which includes both colleagues and client members of staff
- Team management experience, including experience in the formulation of development and growth plans
- Bachelor's degree qualification
- Professional qualification welcome
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including reporting
- Ability to learn quickly and leverage skills in new situations
- Programme management experience and track record of successful delivery of projects
- Experience of IT outsourcing, supplier management and procurement
- Comfort with ambiguity, fluid consulting situations and a highly pressured environment which characterise transactions
- Ability to travel at a significant level
- Fluency in a European language beneficial
- Respect for client and transaction confidentiality


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