I&S Technology M&A - Senior Manager

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

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Job details

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Experience Level: Senior Manager

Type: Either Full Time Or Part Time

Service Line: Transaction Services

Job description



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



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Why Deal Advisory at KPMG?

We partner with our clients to give them the confidence to make key decisions for their business. It’s all about blending our deep sector expertise with our execution skills. Whilst we operate within a robust framework, we’ll ensure you have the autonomy you need to shape the strategies behind our clients’ decisions and help influence their successes. We’re looking for people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a collaborative mentality. You’ll be keen to share ideas and build relationships with internal teams and external stakeholders alike. You’ll also welcome different perspectives and be happy to share your own. This is your opportunity to become one of our trusted advisors and to have the resources you need to achieve everything you want in your career.

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Service Overview

Our Transactions Services group is focused on continually enhancing value for clients across the deal and economic cycle. Our teams comprise of specialists capable of helping clients right through from conceptual thinking of buying a business to acquiring scale or capability to exiting an investment. We collaborate across everything we do. Our team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory as well as Tax, Regulatory and other advisory teams. We often also work alongside KPMG teams across our global network to deliver clients seamless insight across multiple geographies.

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About KPMG

With offices across the UK, we are part of a global network of firms providing Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology Services to diverse clients.

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