Merger and acquisitions (M&A) Services

Move your M&A deals with speed and certainty.

At a time of unprecedented disruption and an increased focus on innovation within the TMT sector, keeping up with market change and key trends is an everyday endeavour. To secure the best deal value, compete, and capitalise on new opportunities, you must constantly build, refine, and invigorate your portfolio and models.

One of the quickest ways to do it in the TMT sector? Inorganic growth—joint ventures, alliances, mergers, and acquisitions—coupled with divestitures when needed. Still, it’s no easy feat.

Your merger and acquisition activity must align with your business objectives and be promising simultaneously. It sounds simple, but it’s challenging to master. With extensive experience in planning and executing, we help companies quickly and cost-effectively add strategic capabilities and reach.

Having supported many complex and profitable mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, we can help you create the right deal value through M&A—faster and with greater certainty.

Business models

The four most common key themes driving models, professional advice and transactions across the TMT sector are Horizontal, Vertical, Market-extension, product extension and Conglomeration​

Merger and Acquisition activity

The TMT sector continues to be a driver for private equity, Below companies mentioned are deals that have excited and challenged the TMT industry, whose deal value and near completion is close to completion or complete.

  1. Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard

  2. Broadcom acquisition of VMWare

  3. Oracle acquisition of Cerner

  4. AMD acquisition of Xilinx

  5. Prologis merger with Duke Realty

  6. Orange merger with Grupo MásMóvil

  7. DSM merger with Firmenich

  8. Adobe acquisition of Figma

Deal Value

Despite the global pandemic, and the war in Ukraine driving geopolitical turmoil, volatility in commodity prices, and a return to historic inflation affecting global deal activity in the first half of the year, $2 trillion was still transacted across 2,274 deals. In the second half of 2022, deal activity is expected to increase even further, surpassing 2021’s widely reported 5.1 trillion figure.

RDCs near future deal to watch, due for completion across the coming months is the acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk

Key Trends

Despite the global pandemic, RDC explain how significant M&A activity is being fuelled by digital transformation and, in turn, how M&A is accelerating transformation at lightning speed in sectors ranging From Telecoms, Technology, Software, and artificial intelligence, RDC addresses key trends and data to businesses securing the right deal value.

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Our Capabilities

Our cross-functional background enables us to jump in at any point of a merger or acquisition to see your initiative through, from research to onboarding.

Corporate strategy

Get the right strategic TMT Sector fit. We help you make better decisions on digital transformation. The why, where and when to invest in aligning with the business’s objectives and avoiding substantial risk.

Target screening

Source the right deal. We’ll assess potential, critical opportunities and other factors to help you prioritise candidates.

Due diligence

Challenge assumptions. Our markets, customers, competitors, technology insights and artificial intelligence (AI) help you choose the right target and secure the right deal value.

Merger integration

Deliver on the synergies. We’ll help you reap the benefits of your deal with confidence.

Divestitures and carve-outs

Let go to grow. We’ll build strategies to help you achieve your divestiture objectives.


Get actionable insights. We use advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to drive performance, expedite the M&A deal cycle and improve decision-making.

How we work


We don’t simply play back what we’re being told. Even if our key highlights mean a fundamental shift in traditional thinking or creating a separate legal entity, we won’t hold back on bringing innovation and recommendations to avoid sustainable risk.


We deliver short-term gains rather than at the expense of long-term sustainability. Technology has the power to transform societies. Our role is to ensure customers are treated respectfully, not simply as a monetisable commodity. Positive social impact matters to us.


We don’t just deliver disruptive ideas; we back them up. Our market intelligence is highly rigorous – we leave no stone unturned to ensure you have optimal advice. End-to-end for us means strategy should come with a practical delivery plan made possible by our consultants’ hands-on experience.


We move with industry, which is revolving at a phenomenal pace. Whilst our methodologies are well established, we bake flexibility into our approach. Recognising strategy changes as findings emerge, we evolve our thinking to keep you ahead of the competition.

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