Francesca Scott

Partner – UK Head of Synergies

KPMG in the UK

Francesca is a Partner with KPMG in the UK’s Deal Advisory Integration & Separation team and is Head of the Firm’s Synergies offering. She has over 15 years’ experience within KPMG providing deal-related support to clients across a wide range of sectors, at all stages of the deal life-cycle, on both the buy- and sell-side (including bid-defence), with a focus on delivering synergies and synergies-related engagements on over 100 transactions (several of which have set market precedents).

Francesca has been instrumental in developing the KPMG synergy proposition and methodology. Her synergy experience includes:

  • Synergy offerings: Synergy assessment / assist, private synergy commentary reports, Quantified Financial Benefits Statements (both synergies and transformational benefits), Synergy Benefit Statements, clean teams, synergy case validation and benefits tracking.
  • Types of synergy benefit: Cost, revenue, cost avoidance, capex, working capital, financing
  • ICAEW guidance paper: Authored the Synergies chapter of the Valuation guidance paper “Contemporary Valuation Issues Arising in Deals” developed by KPMG in conjunction with the ICAEW in 2017.
  • Management Studies, BA Hons from University of Nottingham

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

  • Deal Advisory

  • Synergies

  • Integration

  • Separation

  • Transactions