KPMG and McLaren Group form ground-breaking strategic alliance to transform audit and advisory services

KPMG and McLaren Group form ground-breaking strat...

Under the terms of the 10 year agreement, KPMG becomes the ‘Pioneer’ Innovation Partner of the McLaren Group, bringing together McLaren’s highly tuned expertise in predictive analytics and KPMG’s extensive audit and consulting capability.

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KPMG and the McLaren Technology Group have announced today a strategic alliance which will apply McLaren Applied Technologies’ (‘MAT’) predictive analytics and technology to KPMG’s audit and advisory services.

Under the terms of the 10 year agreement, KPMG becomes the ‘Pioneer’ Innovation Partner of the McLaren Group, bringing together McLaren’s highly tuned expertise in predictive analytics and KPMG’s extensive audit and consulting capability. 

MAT and KPMG will jointly develop and deliver a unique range of advisory services. Companies will be able to draw upon a combination of KPMG’s longstanding consulting pedigree and business insight, paired with McLaren’s high performance culture and technical know-how.

Simon Collins, UK Chairman of KPMG, commented: “Our alliance with McLaren gives us the opportunity to accelerate the transformation of our audit and advisory businesses.  McLaren has honed sophisticated predictive analytics and technologies that can be applied to many business issues. We believe this specialist knowledge has the power to radically transform audit, improving quality and providing greater insight to management teams, audit committees and investors. The same is true of our advisory services, where we believe applying McLaren’s predictive analytics and know-how to, for example, a complex international supply chain, could help our clients make a step change in the service they provide to their customers. 

“Initially, we will work with McLaren on a select number of clients and then seek to apply these learnings more broadly across our client base.  Today’s deal marks a substantial investment by our business in audit quality and extending our advisory offering.”

Ron Dennis CBE, Chief Executive and Chairman of the McLaren Group said: “We chose to establish this ground breaking alliance to take our expertise into a whole new market and to continue the rapid growth of McLaren Applied Technologies. As well as being one of the largest audit and advisory companies in the world, KPMG has a deserved reputation for innovation. I am very excited to be working together and by the opportunity to deliver tangible benefits to both KPMG and its clients. 

“McLaren has developed world class expertise in predictive analytics, high performance design and technology development. This expertise, combined with our ethos of constant innovation, attention to detail and determination to win, enables us to complement KPMG’s already extensive capabilities.

“However, this alliance is about more than just commercial opportunities. Both KPMG and McLaren have shared values of integrity and corporate responsibility. Although we come from diverse industries, we have a lot in common and I firmly believe that we can achieve great things together.”

The alliance builds on KPMG’s strategy of investing in data and analytics and technological expertise by developing its own digital platforms and forming strategic alliances with key partners, such as, most recently, Imperial College London. Similarly, McLaren is investing in this alliance to extend the application of its analytics, technology and design expertise to other industries. 

MAT’s expertise has already been applied in industries beyond motor sport. For example, MAT has improved pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing processes, created air traffic scheduling systems and worked with some of the biggest oil and gas companies to optimise production processes. 


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Sorrelle Cooper, Head of the Press Office, KPMG

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Jess Liebmann, PR Assistant Manager, KPMG

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KPMG Press Office: +44 ( 0)20 7694 8773


Ben Heatley, McLaren Group corporate PR manager



Notes to Editors:

In the last year KPMG has formed alliances with Imperial College London to set up the KPMG Advanced Centre for Data Analytics and Pivigo Academy to set up the first Data Science Summer School to enhance its data and analytics capabilities. At the same time, KPMG has also developed a suite of software solutions designed to help large and small enterprises manage their data, cash flow and people – examples include the KPMG BIO Tool, a workforce analytics tool, and KPMG Powered Finance, a cloud-based financial analytics tool.


KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 11,500 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.8 billion in the year ended September 2013. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and has 155,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

About McLaren Technology Group

McLaren is globally renowned as one of sport’s most successful competitors and as one of the world’s most illustrious high-technology brands.

The McLaren Technology Group has grown to encompass much more than just motorsport: today it houses McLaren Applied Technologies, which supplies electronic systems to the entire Formula 1, Indycar and Nascar grids and creates cutting-edge solutions for a wide variety of high-tech industries. McLaren Automotive has established itself as a successful global company having launched the internationally acclaimed 12C, 650S and McLaren P1™ high-performance cars.

The team campaigns in the 2014 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with the driver pairing of 2009 world champion Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen. They drive the McLaren Mercedes MP4-29. Visit for more details.

About McLaren Applied Technologies

MAT harnesses the significant R&D, technical expertise and innovative spirit that has kept McLaren at the pinnacle of elite motorsport for five decades. It then applies this knowledge and approach to improve the performance of and inspire innovation in blue-chip companies.

MAT works in a range of industries, often totally unrelated to motorsport or automotive, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, energy, transportation and consumer brands.

© 2016 KPMG IFRG Limited is a UK company, limited by guarantee. All rights reserved. KPMG IFRG Limited, registered in England No 5253019. Registered office: 15 Canada Square, London, E14 5GL, UK.

This article represents the views of the author only, and does not necessarily represent the views or professional advice of KPMG in the UK.

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