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Disrupting M&A with the transformative power of data cloud

How data cloud platforms can help improve M&A processes for both buyers and sellers

Per Edin

Per Edin

Principal, TMT Strategy, KPMG US

+1 408-367-6080

Nathan Saegesser

Nathan Saegesser

Principal, Financial Due Diligence, KPMG US

+1 312-665-8396

Chad Seiler

Chad Seiler

Partner, Deal Advisory, KPMG US

+1 408-367-7603

Joanne Heng

Joanne Heng

Principal, Deal Advisory and Strategy, KPMG US

+1 213-593-6663

Today, gathering and packaging basic company data from a seller and sharing it with multiple bidders remain a clunky, manual, and time-consuming process. But innovative data cloud solutions are becoming commonplace and could help solve many of these issues.

In a new KPMG report, How data cloud can disrupt M&A, we envision a data-cloud-powered deal market with less information asymmetry, less friction, and more rapid transactions. We believe deal makers who take advantage of data cloud could emerge as winners as they create greater sustained value through M&A.

If you’re a buyer, imagine instant access to the data needed to make a quick go/no-go decision on a bid. If you’re a seller, imagine attracting more bidders by making diligence easier and faster. Benefits of using data cloud platforms exist across all stages of the deal cycle: buy-side diligence, synergy sizing and planning, integration, performance improvement, portfolio enhancement, and divestitures. The race is on to seize the data cloud opportunity for M&A. Don’t be left behind.

Six benefits of using data cloud technology for M&A

Better diligence at lower cost in less time


Greater volume and quality of analyses, with less time and effort, Less need for dedicated IT infrastructure for each bidder.

Greater synergy sizing and planning


Better cost benchmarks, more reliable revenue synergies, and more predictive pipeline and churn analyses.

Less value leakage during integration


Less handover issues from diligence. Greater speed/quality of synergy capture.  Easier to find additional upside potential.  

Accelerated performance improvement


Faster to expand prior data sets from integration.  Easier access to external data. New ability to monetize proprietary data.  

Faster Portfolio enhancement


Easier to share data among PE-portfolio companies, or corporate business units, and with trusted channel partners.  

Easier to divest and separate


Deeper, more credible value propositions. Faster to evaluate for buyers. Less IT entanglement during separation.

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Per Edin

Per Edin

Principal, TMT Strategy, KPMG US

+1 408-367-6080
Nathan Saegesser

Nathan Saegesser

Principal, Financial Due Diligence, KPMG US

+1 312-665-8396
Chad Seiler

Chad Seiler

Partner, Deal Advisory, KPMG US

+1 408-367-7603
Joanne Heng

Joanne Heng

Principal, Deal Advisory and Strategy, KPMG US

+1 213-593-6663
Barry Patton

Barry Patton

Advisory Managing Director, Strategy - COE, KPMG US

+1 949-885-5462