Private equity companies are sharpening their focus on technology diligence as technology is no longer just risk mitigation but a vehicle for growth, expansion and faster exit strategies.

Meghan C. Hughes

Principal, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP

At work, I enjoy mentoring teams, recruiting top campus talent, and solving complex client problems. Outside of work, I am a lifelong downhill skier and enjoy comedy in all forms. Wife and proud mom.

Meghan is a principal in Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) Strategy and Transactions, EY-Parthenon in Los Angeles. She has more than 12 years of experience advising on the technology aspect of deals.

Meghan brings a unique combination of people, technology, operational and financial expertise to support private equity companies in their search for the next high-growth story. She helps PE companies in all technology aspects of a transaction – target scan, diligence, sign to close, post-close optimization, value creation and exit planning.

She focuses on the private equity, TMT and health care industries across buy-side and sell-side transactions. She has advised clients across several of the world’s largest brands in North America, Europe and Asia.

Meghan holds a BS in Business, Management and Operations from Miami University (Ohio).

In 2023, Meghan was awarded Emerging Leader Award by M&A Advisor recognizing “40 under 40” for her contributions to the M&A space.

How Meghan is building a better working world

A transaction is an opportunity for our clients to create value, but it’s also an opportunity for the individual leaders to take on a new challenge. I build a better working world by partnering alongside clients, treating their challenges as my own, and building the new generation of leaders at EY through mentorship and diverse team building.

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