Strategy

How we can help

Develop a global growth strategy

We can help you develop new market-oriented growth strategies tailored to your business’s strengths, needs and ambitions, strategies that are specifically geared to a three-speed global economy and the varying dynamics of different markets.

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Manage risks as you grow

We can work with you in your boardrooms and back offices, helping you protect and strengthen every aspect of your business, from people to performance, systems to strategy, business plans to business resilience.

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Deliver deal value

We can help you find suitable targets, negotiate the best terms and manage the post-deal integration process to maximise the value of your mergers and acquisitions, drawing on our comprehensive range of consulting, tax, financial and business assurance services.

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Execute successful transactions

We can help you master the many challenges associated with cross-border listings, IPOs and debt offerings, using our capital markets expertise and knowledge of different regulatory regimes.

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Make sense of regulation

We can help you manage different local regulations when you enter new markets, as well as help identify and control future regulatory risks.

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Invest responsibly

We can help you assess how compliant you are with sustainable development requirements, policies and codes, advise you about the impact on any operational changes you’re planning and suggest areas for improvement.

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Manage tax issues

We can help you manage your global and local tax issues, including corporate tax, indirect tax and accounting risks and opportunities.

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Setting strategy in a changing world

The differing rates of economic growth, or indeed, contraction that we see around the world together with greater volatility, has made it more difficult for companies to create and execute new growth strategies. Other changes have compounded the challenges. These include the impact of new digital technologies, shifting demographics, changing customer behaviour and mounting pressure on the world’s most critical natural resources. The links between business and governments around the world have also become clearer and more important.

Seeing the future clearly and developing a proactive response - rather than simply reacting to events - will be a key source of competitive advantage in a fast-evolving market.

What does this mean for your business?

Top executives in every industry are considering how to succeed in this new environment. They’re thinking about how best to pull strategic levers like talent, collaboration and innovation. They’re also reassessing their risk strategies and organisational and analytical techniques to make their companies more resilient. And some of them are targeting specific emerging economies, which they now regard as more promising than their traditional markets.

But all markets vary – as do the needs and wants of the customers they comprise. So it’s essential to have a global growth strategy that’s underpinned by the ability to get closer to customers at local level. This often entails dealing with different demographic profiles, assumptions, behavioural patterns and the like. It may also mean localising a company’s power structure, allowing the business to pivot in different directions across different markets as conditions change.

That’s a tall order, especially given the need to keep a tight global rein on costs and risks. But, in our view, local responsiveness is now vital for the success of any strategy based on global growth.

 

View our latest Strategy research and insights

 

PwC Global Airline CEO Survey 2014 – Strategic sights set on transformation and innovation

Four out of five CEOs in the airline sector witness a shift in global economic power as the major trend that will transform their business over the next five years. According to the survey, increasing passenger volumes will mainly result from growth in China’s middle class.

Jul 17, 2014

 
 

Insurance 2020: The digital prize – Taking customer connection to a new level

Non-life insurers are being left behind by the rapid changes in customer expectations. How can digital innovation help them to engage more closely with customers?

Jun 26, 2014

 
 

Cash for Growth – PwC’s global working capital survey 2014

PwC’s global working capital survey 2014 looks at which countries are succeeding in releasing cash for growth and which sectors have work to do.

Jun 24, 2014

 
 

Equipped for the future: Re-inventing your organisation

The financial services sector is facing increasing market transformation. How can you make sure your business is equipped to compete?

Jun 13, 2014

 
 

At a crossroads: The Future of Central Banking

Once again PwC is hosting a Central Bank Forum to bring together senior central bankers from around the world. Sessions will include topics such as global economic trends, bank resolution, monetary policy, ethics in central banking, data mining and balance sheet management, to name a few.

Jun 13, 2014

 
 

MoneyTree™ China TMT Report -- Q3/Q4 2013

This quarterly study of private equity investment activity is based on data provided by Zero2IPO and serves as a reliable source of current and recent trends in PE/VC funding.

May 30, 2014

 
 

Remoulding your workforce for a new marketplace

Have you got the right people, with the right skills in the right places? Find out in PwC’s Global CEO survey.

May 28, 2014

 
 

MoneyTree™ India -- Q1 2014

This quarterly study of private equity investment activity is based on data provided by Venture Intelligence and serves as a reliable source of current and recent trends in PE/VC funding.

May 19, 2014

 
 

Cities of Opportunity 6

PwC’s Cities of Opportunity 6 analyses the development of 30 global cities, and through their performance seeks to add insight on the policies and actions that make cities function best.

May 18, 2014

 
 

Fit for the future. But are you truly resilient?

Will the global growth CEOs foresee translate to their companies? The key may be in how resilient their practices are, from innovation to talent to consumer strategies.

May 9, 2014