Mergers & acquisitions IT process integration: international biopharmaceuticals provider

Mergers & acquisitions IT process integration: international biopharmaceuticals provider


A heavily regulated biopharmaceutical client required an integration of disparate global governance systems.

Existing challenges included:

  • Need to integration two disparate global governance systems post-acquisition
  • Need to work through governance effectively and efficiently, on a consistent basis
  • Follow IT best practices across the entire organization
  • Ensure compliance in a heavily regulated industry
  • Maximize collaboration and innovation to better serve the needs of the business

How Mazars helped:

We assembled a team of skilled M&A professionals who were experienced in Compliance and IT process integration, who leveraged our deep process library to develop an integration plan and portal.


  • Determination of the “to-be” list of IT processes and benchmarking framework
  • Identification of the new process owners for all key IT processes and activities
  • Development and documentation of project plan, processes, standards and procedures
  • Creation of an executive level process impact and maturity dashboard for monitoring processes and continuous improvement
  • Development and implementation of a new portal for delivery of process and procedure information to IT and customers of IT


  • Played a key role in helping our client integrate and harmonize the IT processes and delivery mechanisms and established a foundation that supported one way for IT to work across the globe that was:
    • Based on best practices
    • Leaner and simpler
    • Focused on delivering more to IT’s customers in less time, while maintaining quality and ensuring compliance

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