Deloitte versus KPMG Who invests more?

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BY : Diego GutiérrezSeptember Tue, 2018

We analyse Deloitte and KPMG, their various innovation policies and their different acquisitions during the first half of 2017 and 2018.

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We analyse Deloitte and KPMG, their various innovation policies and their different acquisitions during the first half of 2017 and 2018.

Deloitte analysis

Deloitte based in New York, is the world's number one private professional services firm by revenue ($36.8 billion in 2016), with a workforce of 263,900 employees, is one of the largest and most prestigious in the world, and is also one of the world's leading Four Big Auditors together with PricewaterhouseCoopersErnst & Young, y KPMG.

Deloitte provides audit, consulting, tax, legal, transaction and restructuring advisory services to national and multinational organisations in all major business sectors. With a presence in 150 countries around the world, Deloitte focuses its services on business excellence, training, promotion and the promotion of human capital.

Deloitte achieved record revenue of $38.8 billion globally in its last financial year (ended 31 May 2017), registering a 7.11T$1T increase in revenue over the previous year, marking the Firm's eighth consecutive year of growth.

Maintaining the focus on generating positive impact for its clients in all geographies, Deloitte grew in all its service areas: Risk Management (12.9%), Consulting (10.2%), Tax and Legal (6.6%), Financial Advisory (5.8%) and Audit (1%).

KPMG Analysis

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing audit, legal, tax, financial and business advisory services in 156 countries. It is one of the world's four largest professional services firms, the world's largest Big4together with PwCDeloitte y Ernst & Young.

It provides professional services offering audit, tax, financial and business advisory services with 133,000 employees in the 154 countries in which it operates.

The combined revenues of KPMG International's network of member firms reached a record $26.4 billion (€22.323 billion at current exchange rates) for the fiscal year ended 30 September 2017, an increase of 5% in local currency terms versus 2016.

KPMG is implementing a multi-year global investment programme, and this year has invested more than $1bn in new services, technology, alliances and acquisitions, with a particular focus on D&A, strategy, cybersecurity, digital labour and audit. This is the network's largest potential investment, and is transforming the Firm's technology capabilities and operating model.


Major acquisitions by Deloitte

  • Atadata: ATADATA's market-leading cloud automation and management platform, ATAsphere, was acquired on 23 January 2018 which extends Deloitte's end-to-end cloud offerings from the strategy phase through to the build and operational phases.
  • WellPlacedCactusWell Place Cactus, acquired on 6 December 2017, will leverage commercial expertise and design capabilities to enhance integrated solutions.
  • JKVine Founded in 1998, it specialises in performance engineering and testing for commercial systems.
  • BMR Advisors acquired on 19 July 20187 , has around 600 people in its team, providing services such as tax and regulatory services, mergers and acquisitionsand risk and advice.
  • Innowake acquired on 6 June 2017 a German-based software company that specialises in modernising software code in order to upgrade Deloitte's systems.
  • Market Gravity acquired on 1 June 2017 is a design consultancy that helps companies create and launch innovative products and services.
  • Strut Digitalbased in Sydney, was integrated on 8 May 2017 and provides a suite of cloud migration services.
  • Web Decision is an omni-channel data management and marketing services company based in Greensboro, North Carolina. Provider of data management and campaign management services for clients in the retail, e-commerce and publishing sectors. Acquired on 2 May 2017.

Major acquisitions by KPMG

  • Adexio Business Solutions acquired on 9 April 2018 is a global information technology firm specialising in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement.
  • Egyde integrated on 6 April 2018, is a Quebec-based cyber security firm specialising in continuous security testing and proactive cyber security services.
  • Rainmaker Labsacquired on 26 May 2018 is an enterprise mobile app developer that will strengthen digital and mobile offerings.
  • CyberincThe world's largest independent identity and access management technology provider will enhance KPMG's existing capabilities as a leader in information security consulting services was acquired on 3 January 2018.
  • Acuity acquired on 13 June 2017 is a provider of marketing services spatially through research and data collection.
  • Matchi is a leading global innovation and matchmaking platform that connects financial institutions, including banks and insurance companies, with financial services technology solutions and companies around the world. It was acquired on 10 May 2017.
  • ToMont Solutions acquired on 1 May 2017 is a leading Oracle EPM and OBIEE consultancy focusing exclusively on the Hyperion and OBIEE application suites.

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