IT M&A strategy consulting

EY-Parthenon Deal Technology teams design and deliver merger and acquisition (M&A) IT and digital strategies to improve your enterprise value whether buying, merging, spinning off or divesting a business.

EY-Parthenon teams can help you design and deliver M&A IT and digital strategies to improve your enterprise value whether buying, merging, spinning off or divesting a business.



How we work with clients

Our IT M&A strategy consultants advise corporate executives and private equity (PE) investors with their IT strategy, technology/product strategy, cybersecurity strategy and digital growth strategy when they are looking to acquire, merge or divest part of their company or portfolio. For example:

  • A PE buying a business or carve-out from another company: What should the IT organization look like once the business is carved out from the seller company? What will be the IT running cost at that point? What investment will be needed to get there?
  • A chief information officer: The company has committed to investors that it will create efficiencies that will reduce sales, general and administrative costs by 10%. What levers can we pull in the digital and IT space to meet this synergy improvement target?
  • A life sciences client looking to grow market share: How can my prospective acquisition’s cloud and robotic process automation investments support my sales growth goals?
  • A chief technology officer: How can we improve the product organization’s efficiency as we buy and integrate a digital target?

What our IT M&A strategy professionals can do for you

Our team excels in defining and supporting IT strategy, technology/product strategy, cybersecurity strategy and digital growth strategy in each phase of the merger and acquisition and divestiture lifecycle. From assisting in the appraisal of acquisition options, to helping prepare a company for acquisition, to implementing synergy and business goals, our team has the skills and experience to support the most complex situations.

Our practice provides insights in cloud, data and analytics, applications, IT infrastructure, cyber, digital products, and technology financial management to help investors and clients make informed transaction decisions.

Transaction support activities include: 

  • Developing digital and technology strategies 
  • Helping identify and achieve transaction synergy goals (e.g., investments and cost enhancement)
  • Supporting digital, cyber and IT infrastructure diligence
  • Implementing IT management, governance and operating models for the portion of a company that is being sold
  • Providing digital transaction advisory (e.g., target scanning, vendor and sourcing analysis, integration vs. incubation planning, separation planning and post-deal digital transformation)
  • Performing cybersecurity assessments (e.g., identifying technical vulnerabilities, recommending cyber strategies and evaluating the total potential losses due to cyber risks).

The team

Matt Bartell

EY-Parthenon Americas Deal Technology Leader

Decades of experience in technology and management consulting. Passion for helping clients with complex global transactions.

New York, USA

Sri Prabhakaran

EY-Parthenon Principal, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP

Driving value through strategic growth initiatives with a focus on digital business transformations. Avid reader. Organic farming enthusiast.

Chicago, USA

Adolf Unoarumhi

EY-Parthenon Principal, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP

IT transformation leader and M&A IT advisor. Avid traveler. Deeply involved in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in my community.

Philadelphia, USA

Meghan 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.

Los Angeles, USA

John Hauser

EY Americas Transaction Support – Cyber Due Diligence Leader

Experienced cyber due diligence advisor. Certified Information Privacy Professional. Former FBI Special Agent. Two-time marathon runner.

Tysons, USA

Sumi Jagannathan

Principal, Strategy and Transactions, EY-Parthenon, Ernst & Young LLP

Experienced C-suite advisor in M&A, carve-outs, technology strategy and transformation. Passionate about all things Harry Potter, numbers, cooking, history, science fiction and Women in Technology.

San Francisco, USA

William Miller

EY-Parthenon Partner, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP

Former CIO. Innovator. Frequent author and speaker. Passionate technology leader. Energy sector focused.

Houston, USA

Brian Levine

Managing Director, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP

Former US Department of Justice cybercrime prosecutor. Musical comedy writer and swing dancer. A proud parent of two.


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