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Analyst – Tech – I&S - DA

Date: Jun 21, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

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, cloud, digital, technology spend, etc. 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 technology function and systems into the buyer’s organisation while 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 a technology perspective including support to define and implement transitional service agreements.

You will support on projects working closely alongside senior members of the team, who will provide guidance and insight in the deal environment. This will provide you with the opportunity to build your transactions knowledge and further develop your technology skills base.

Your responsibilities will include:

Due Diligence
Researching, writing, and supporting technology related deal and transaction reports, including Powerpoint and Excel outputs
Analysing and data mapping to comment on the technology of the business including cost, products and systems and technology contracts
Providing insights on technology aspects of the deal that are relevant to the client and readers of the technology due diligence reports and to be able to explain issues simply, highlighting the impact of technology on business strategy, operations and, ultimately, deal valuation.
Developing an understanding of technology benchmark and qualitative information to provide insights to clients
Contributing content for sections of reports/deliverables with oversight from senior members of the project team

Integration & Separation
Supporting senior member teams on technology aspects of integration, separation (carve outs) and optimisation initiatives (e.g. synergy analysis) including the development of target operating models, understanding the current technology landscape, defining transitional service agreements, developing detailed plans, and supporting the implementation of such plans.
Support the technology workstream in integrations and separations within a larger team of Integration & Separation colleagues
Proactively circulate decisions/actions in a concise way when attending client workshops or meetings (where appropriate)

Wider team
When you are not working on a project, you will provide support to senior colleagues in a number of different aspects such as preparation of proposal materials, development of propositions etc.
Leadership & Management:
You will support the Manager on both small and large projects in a client facing role and develop impactful ways to present ideas to the client. You will also be expected to support the Manager and Associate Director in day to day project activities and ad hoc tasks
Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:
You will be expected to manage internal stakeholders, all the way up to Partner level. You will also be expected to manage some clients directly and be the key point of contact on projects, while escalating to the Manager as and when needed.
Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance:
You will be expected to understand and support the Manager in managing project risks and engagement management activities. You will also be expected to be involved in internal initiatives and practice development.

Experience

Essential
Bachelor's degree qualification or equivalent
A good understanding of, or preferably a background in IT/technology, ideally in a M&A environment
Strong business acumen, with analytical and problem solving skills and ability to understand how business model decisions impact operating model design/execution across operations, technology, risk governance and organisational design
Experience in a consulting related discipline at a Big 4 firm, major strategy firm, or boutique firm; ideally within a deals environment

Desirable
Have a technology specialism such as: technology strategy, applications, infrastructure, architecture, cyber security, etc.
Willingness to travel
Professional qualification desirable but not mandatory

Expertise / Technical role requirements
Programme management experience
Comfort with ambiguity, fluid consulting situations and a highly pressured environment which characterise transactions


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