IT Due Diligence and Merger Integration

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Providing M&A-related IT services

IT is often considered to be one of the most challenging area of integration (or separation) during an M&A transaction. Many business functions such as human resources, finance, sales and marketing depend heavily upon systems, data and process automation that IT provides. Consequently, IT becomes a critical path and dependency for integration or separation of organizations. It is thus vital that IT due diligence and merger integration be handled by experienced professionals with good understanding of IT, business and their interdependencies as well as nuances that M&A transactions create in terms of how systems, data and associated licenses and contracts could be integrated or separated.

How PwC can help

PricewaterhouseCoopers has a strong team of business technologists that understand leading practices in performing IT due diligence and managing merger integrations / separations.

  • Pre-deal services: IT due diligence services to help assess IT-related deal risks and opportunities during pre-bid or pre-close stages of an M&A transaction
  • Post-deal services: IT merger integration services to plan, design, manage and implement post-deal integration of IT organization, systems, data, processes and licenses / contracts. We are familiar with various deal structures, associated challenges and nuances as well as many of the industry-specific needs that arise from an M&A transaction. We are also familiar with both mergers and separations / carve-outs

Contact us to find out how we can help you achieve desired synergies, efficiencies, risk mitigation and cost savings through effective management of IT-related merger integration and separation efforts.