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The Critical Role for Procurement in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestments

By August 23, 2022May 29th, 2024No Comments

Procurement’s role in integrations and separations is often overlooked – and understandably so. Corporate development teams and M&A professionals are chartered with identifying, negotiating, and closing the deal. Execution on the investment thesis is paramount.

However, the untapped potential in procurement represents an opportunity to ‘sweeten the deal’. At its core, procurement is chartered with the management of third party spend and partner relationship oversight. The inherent supply base influence on profitability and risk is only magnified in a M&A environment. Thus, sidelining procurement in inorganic activities such as acquisitions or divestitures could mean missing the opportunity for deal upside and value acceleration.

Chris McCarney and Marcos Cortes from KPMG, LLP discussed their experiences in aiding clients at the cross-section of M&A and Procurement.

Participants in this live Q&A session heard from Chris and Marcos as they explored…

  • Procurement’s role at each stage of the deal cycle
  • Overlooked and under-estimated procurement opportunities in integrations and separations
  • Pre-deal, post-deal, and no-deal elements to consider

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