The Strategy practice helps corporate and private equity investors develop or appraise strategic business plans in both deal and non-deal related situations through the rigorous analysis of the business's market environment, competitive landscape and internal capabilities. We help our clients determine the right strategic priorities for profitable growth and offer support and practical solutions into achieving these growth objectives. Structured into dedicated industry teams, we draw on an extensive bank of direct experience, as well as utilising the firm's market leading global network of industry and technical specialists, local knowledge and resources.
We help our clients determine the right strategic priorities for profitable growth and offer support and practical solutions into achieving these growth objectives. We combine strategic insight, rigorous analysis and in-depth industry expertise with access to the firm's market leading global network of industry and technical specialists, local knowledge and resources.
We support corporate clients to address all aspects of their strategic agenda:
We assist in addressing a number of strategic issues and questions through four broad areas of strategic expertise:
Identification of strategic opportunities for growth through rigorous analysis of a business's market environment, competitive landscape and internal capabilities. Formulation, planning and monitoring of strategic initiatives to achieve growth objectives. Assisting you in answering the questions:
Decision support in evaluating new markets through a review of market size, growth potential, regulatory and competitive environment. Quantification of the potential opportunity, operational planning and business model selection to support new market entry. Acquisition target and joint-venture partner identification, evaluation and synergy identification. Deep understanding of target positioning (products, capabilities, customers) and assessment of business sustainability and positioning. Assisting you in answering the questions:
Helping to achieve sustainable competitive advantage through the alignment of proposition (and supporting organisational structure and processes) with customer needs. This may involve proposition benchmarking to competition (price, product range and depth, promotion), consumer segmentation and profiling and analysing the impact of any proposed changes on current business operations. Assisting you in answering the questions:
Identification of sources of competitive advantage in the supply chain and operational planning and implementation support for procurement and manufacturing initiatives to drive competitive advantage
If a corporate or a private equity house wants to acquire another company, it will need to thoroughly understand that company's current and projected performance. PwC provides a commercial due diligence report, which usually involves a comprehensive review of the company's business plan in the context of projected market conditions and the industry/competition.
Our strategy group numbers more than 100 dedicated due diligence specialists and consultants, each with a specific sector focus (enabling rapid diagnosis of key deal issues), and many with previous commercial management experience in some of the world's leading companies. Each member of the team can draw on the extensive expertise and the resources of PwC's worldwide industry networks.
We regularly work alongside our financial and operational due diligence teams to share findings and conclusions. As a result, PwC's conclusions are based on well-researched and integrated views on all aspects of the transaction.