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Private Equity Operating Partners, Chief Information Officers, Corporate Development Leads, Chief Financial Officers



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IT Integration and Separation




Event Description 

The M&A market is hot and is expected to continue into 2022 at a bullish pace. Private equity has record levels of capital, which they are deploying to technology and technology enabled companies who have benefited and continue to benefit from the digital transformation trends that we’ve all seen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.






IT plays a key role in M&A transactions speeding deal making and boosting deal value, while also reducing risk and helping to reposition a company for growth. During this webcast, we’ll discuss how:

  • Cloud technologies and digital operating models can often accelerate transaction timelines and reduce the need for lengthy TSAs. With the right approach, M&A timelines can be accelerated by 30% by turning to cloud computing and new digital operating models.
  • Companies with weakened cybersecurity hygiene can destroy deal value. The public nature of the transaction environment attract cyber criminals and maintaining focus on cybersecurity helps reduce regrets caused by a cyber attack later in the deal lifecycle.
  • M&A transactions create a unique opportunity to shed legacy technology restraints and transform IT for future growth.
  • IT enables up to 40% of integration related synergies by achieving economies of scale and enabling business related synergies.

Date and time

Original Broadcast Feb 24, 2022 1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET



Recommended CPE credits

Please note: CPE credits are not awarded for webcast replay.



Learning objectives

  • Describe the business value of focusing on IT in integrations and separations
  • Recognize the synergy drivers and IT implications of different transaction scenarios
  • Identify the key IT hotspots in planning an integration or separation
  • Propose a framework for approaching IT integration or separation
  • Describe tactical and strategic actions to help ensure IT integration or separation success



Scott McGurl

Scott has worked in industry and management consulting environments for over 25 years supporting clients define and achieve their business transformation objectives.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Life sciences
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology and telecommunications
  • Retail and consumer products
Service Experience
  • Advisory
  • Human capital services
  • Mergers and acquisitions



Recommend field of study

Information Technology



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Delivery method

Group - Internet




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