Chris Woodland

Senior Leadership

Chris focuses on strategic positioning, M&A, growth and performance topics globally.

He predominately works across cloud IT/hosting, comms infrastructure and services, software, next-gen IT services/digital transformation, cyber, and the Internet of Things domains.

Chris brings 22+ years’ experience working at the confluence of strategy, finance and technology  – advising corporate clients (established and challengers), growth and private equity investors, infrastructure funds, and debt providers.

He has led over 250+ growth strategy, M&A/transaction support (market/ commercial diligence, synergy case development, portfolio restructuring), and value creation assignments across EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

Education & Prior Experience

  • KPMG, Partner, Head of TMT Strategy, EMEA
  • IBM/ PwC Consulting
  • MA Oxford University
"In a world of fast-colliding industries, the need to step back and re-assess where to play and how to deliver value has never been greater."

Related Publications

Tuesday 06 February 2024

Cybersecurity’s next winners – Specialist Service Partners and MSPs/VARS

Cyber security is notoriously high-growth and acyclical so it rightly attracts significant attention from investors. However, the space is increasingly complex and rapidly changing - the goalposts keep moving for traditional business models and while some will come under pressure, others are especially well placed to win going forward.

Tuesday 12 May 2020

ICT Services: Financial impacts on a “critical enabler” in a Covid-19 world

This report is a strategic and financial analysis on the potential impact of Covid-19 on B2B-focused ICT businesses

Monday 17 September 2018

Vertical software

Many of the best vertical software businesses make money with a well-established playbook: pick leading market positions and must-have products, drive pricing, up-sell and cross-sell; make the right bolt-on acquisitions to fill out the vertical

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