Strategy

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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

 

Global Economy Watch May 2015

US economy falters in Q1

May 5, 2015

 
 

Payback time! Emerging markets and the rising dollar

Emerging markets and the rising dollar.

May 5, 2015

 
 

Iran: Wind of change

Since 2012, Iran's access to capital and trade markets has been severely limited on the back of international sanctions. But this could all soon come to an end.

May 5, 2015

 
 

Global Economy Watch April 2015

Slowing growth and low inflation but China still has room for manoeuvre

Apr 3, 2015

 
 

Employment and productivity – GDP growth through a labour market lens

At an aggregate level, there are more jobs in the G7 and E7 now than there were before the crisis, but has labour productivity grown too?

Apr 3, 2015

 
 

What types of jobs have been created in advanced economies?

In advanced economies, the number of part-time jobs has grown as full-time work has dried up.

Apr 3, 2015

 
 

Global Economy Watch March 2015

Eurozone GDP data shows a familiar trend, Germany ends 2014 on a high but France and Italy stumble. Spain leads the charge of the peripheral economies.

Mar 4, 2015

 
 

Global Technology Scorecard

Global Technology Scorecard is a PwC analysis and benchmark of top technology companies. The Scorecard cross-compares company quarterly and annual performance and revenues. We also offer a deeper dive into data through our online charting tool allowing you to get up close to raw statistics and manipulate which companies you'd like to compare and benchmark against.

Mar 4, 2015

 
 

Room for growth: European cities hotel forecast for 2015 and 2016

European cities hotel forecast 2015 and 2016 analyses trading trends and gives econometric forecasts for 20 cities, all national or regional capitals.

Mar 2, 2015

 
 

Metals Deals: Forging Ahead 2015 outlook and 2014 review

Welcome to Metals Deals: Forging Ahead 2015 outlook and 2014 review, PwC’s annual analysis of deal activity in the metals industry and our outlook on the prospects for dealmaking in the year ahead. We also take a regional look at what is happening in the main markets around the world.

Feb 23, 2015