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Meet David Carney

Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

A principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, David Carney has always been a leader. Today he leads our Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Integration Services line. In that role, he advises senior executive teams and boards of directors, typically of large, global clients, on issues of improving shareholder returns through M&A strategy, target screening, operational due diligence, integration and divestitures. He also has led many consulting projects involving some of the world’s largest, most complex tech and telecommunications integrations and divestiture carve outs.

On post-merger integration and divestiture projects, David works closely with executive and integration teams to help them plan integration strategies, front-load and expand synergies, develop new customer-facing strategies and integrated operations, design organizations and work force strategies, plan for an issue-free customer and employee “Day 1” and manage the cross-functional integration program.

In addition, David oversees the development of Deloitte’s M&A methodology, training and eminence programs.

My Education 

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School
  • Master’s degree from the University of Oxford 
  • Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College

My Latest Thinking

Economic Uncertainty and Your Next Big Deal

David is featured in this article from on the impact of an economic downturn on M&A deals. He highlights important measures for companies looking to grow while still insulating themselves from the unexpected.

The Secrets of Successful Mergers: Dispatches from the Front Lines

This article, by David along with Deloitte Consulting LLP Principals Don deCamara, Diane Davies and Bruce Westbrook, examines how successful mergers were executed by offering first-person accounts from senior executives involved in three recent mega mergers.

Making the Deal Work: Perspectives on Driving Merger and Acquisition Value

"Making the Deal Work" explains real-life examples from the front-lines of the market's most complex M&A integrations.

My Areas of Specialization

  • High-tech
  • Merger & Acquisition Integration 

My Industries

  • Life Sciences 
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Telecommunications

Proudest Career Moments

The proudest moments of my career have been when we help divestiture clients achieve a flawlessly executed “Day 1.” On Day 1, everything changes: organizations, business processes, IT systems and policies. Thousands of interdependent activities have to go right simultaneously. And when they do, our client wins and we celebrate too.

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