Assistant Manager – Tech – Integration & Separation

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Job description
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 turning their business around in times of difficulty.

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.

Role description

You will deliver 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 DiligenceResearching, writing, delivering, and reviewing technology related deal and transaction reportsAnalysing and data mapping to comment on the technology of the business including cost, products and systems and technology contractsProviding 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 to describe a typical technology functionContributing content for sections of reports/deliverablesIntegration & SeparationAdvising 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 colleaguesIdentification or review of client synergies for technology within a larger teamWider teamWhen 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. You will be expected to support the management and performance development of junior team members as well as supporting the Manager and Associate Director in day to day project activities.

Stakeholder Interaction & challenges:
You will manage some clients directly and be the key point of contact on projects. You will also be expected to manage internal stakeholders, all the way up to Partner level.

Impact, Risk, Accountability & Governance:
You will be expected to support the Manager in managing project risks and engagement activities. You will also be expected to be involved in internal initiatives and practice development.

EssentialA good understanding of, or preferably a background in IT/technology, ideally in a M&A environmentDesirableDesirable to have a technology specialism such as: technology strategy, applications, infrastructure, architecture, cyber securityWillingness to travelExpertise / Technical role requirementsProgramme management experienceComfort with ambiguity, fluid consulting situations and a highly pressured environment which characterise transactionsSkills:Facilitation of client meetings and interviews

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