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Private Equity and M&A

Private Equity and M&A

ISG partners with the world’s top private equity firms including Blackstone, KKR, Hellman & Friedman and TH Lee to provide pre-close IT due diligence and post-close IT optimization and sourcing strategies.  Our relationships with a number of our PE partners go back over 10 years, and ISG has delivered over a half billion dollars in cost savings to their portfolio companies.  ISG typically takes a two phase approach to drive savings.  The first phase benchmarks the portfolio company’s IT spend and determines where gaps-to-market exist in pricing and terms & conditions.  ISG identifies the potential savings opportunities and recommends a strategy to quickly capture those savings, then executes on the agreed strategy.  We negotiate with existing suppliers and take services to market, delivering signature ready contracts to our portfolio company clients.  The second phase involves technical assessments to identify opportunities for technology transformation, leading to long term sustainable cost savings.  We continue to work with our portfolio company clients to identify ongoing cost savings opportunities driven by market changes and new technologies. 

Meet the team

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Kevin Thornton

Head of Private Equity

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