Driving Growth And Competitiveness: Can The Power Of Cloud Lift M&A Value Into The Stratosphere?

Driving Growth And Competitiveness: Can The Power Of Cloud Lift M&A Value Into The Stratosphere?

by Accenture
2015 was a banner year for mergers and acquisitions with a record $4.7 trillion in deal activity globally. While deal volume has dipped during the first several months of 2016, the market remains bullish on the role that M&A will continue to play in unlocking value in many industries. Transformative as-a-service capabilities are enabling leading acquirers to capture and lock-in synergies at a depth and speed previously unseen in historic merger integration programs. […] Read more

Making A “Poison Pill” Easier To Swallow: How To Manage M&A-Related Software Licensing Costs And Compliance Risks

Figure 1: Day 1 IT contract needs

by Deloitte
CIOs who use a centralized, streamlined approach to M&A-related software license re-contracting may reduce costs, aid compliance, and enhance the value of the entity in play. With M&A activity on an upward trajectory, CIOs of companies undertaking mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures may be facing millions of dollars of unanticipated software expenses — temporary and long-term licenses, transition services, and other third-party agreements — that often are unaccounted for in deal terms. […] Read more

Applications Rationalization During M&A: Standardize, Streamline, Simplify

Figure 1 Applications rationalization as part of the IT cost savings universe

by Deloitte
Most companies tend to accumulate a large information technology (IT) application portfolio over time, especially if they grow through M&A and do not fully integrate operations and assets after each transaction. When viewed holistically, many of these applications may not align with the company’s overall M&A strategy; they were created as point-in-time solutions and don’t necessarily support post-deal, enterprise-level, business and organizational objectives. […] Read more

Consumer Currents – Food For Thought: Do Grocers Need To Reinvent Their Business Model?

Consumer Currents - Food For Thought: Do Grocers Need To Reinvent Their Business Model?

by KPMG
As Albert Einstein shrewdly remarked: “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” In the consumer marketplace in the 21st century we live in an age where innovation and reinvention is the key to growth. That is the challenge – and opportunity. […] Read more

How Investors And Equity Analysts View The Value Of Companies’ Advanced Information Strategies

Figure 1 D&A's impact on investment decisions will grow

by KPMG
Investors who control large institutional portfolios and the equity analysts who advise them believe the use of data and analytics (D&A) has a substantive and often dramatic impact on the companies and sectors they cover. D&A will alter the competitive landscape — rewarding some companies and punishing others — especially in the longer term. […] Read more

Dear CFO, Why IT Does Matter Within M&A Transactions: Insights & Recommendations

by Deloitte
Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures (M&A) are the most rapid way for companies to change their business portfolio and to improve their competitive position in the market. M&As fundamentally affect business units almost overnight by adjusting the scope and breadth of how they conduct their everyday business operations, including their products, services, management and reporting structures. […] Read more

Dear CFO, Why IT Does Matter Within M&A Transactions: Insights & Recommendations

by Deloitte
Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures (M&A) are the most rapid way for companies to change their business portfolio and to improve their competitive position in the market. M&As fundamentally affect business units almost overnight by adjusting the scope and breadth of how they conduct their everyday business operations, including their products, services, management and reporting structures. […] Read more

Dear CFO, Why IT Does Matter Within M&A Transactions: Insights & Recommendations

by Deloitte
Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures (M&A) are the most rapid way for companies to change their business portfolio and to improve their competitive position in the market. M&As fundamentally affect business units almost overnight by adjusting the scope and breadth of how they conduct their everyday business operations, including their products, services, management and reporting structures. […] Read more

Executing On The Integration Strategy: Integrating Finance After A Merger

by Accenture
For companies engaged in a merger or acquisition, experienced Finance executives understand the importance of developing a sound strategy for integrating the legacy firms’ Finance functions. Such a strategy is a foundation for enabling the combined enterprise to capture the benefits targeted by the deal. […] Read more

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