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

 

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

 
 

Cheap oil is good news for some countries, but which sectors will get the biggest boost?

The biggest swing in the oil price since 2008. In which sectors will the lower oil price be felt the most?

Feb 9, 2015

 
 

Global Economy Watch February 2015

Cheap oil, QE and Greece - what does it all mean?

Feb 9, 2015

 
 

Interview with Andreas Riris, PwC Greece Partner

Main issues facing Greek banks and credit to Greek businesses. Greece economic output in the longer term. Restructuring local banks.

Feb 9, 2015

 
 

Global Airlines & Airports statement of capabilities – Rising to your challenges

Growth itself is a big challenge for many airport operators as they strive to expand infrastructure capacity to match demand.

Jan 9, 2015

 
 

China's impact on the semiconductor industry:
2014 update Section III: Manufacturing, Greater China, Growth Scenarios

Annual update of semiconductor manufacturing in China, the Greater Chinese semiconductor industry, government incentives and industry growth forecasts

Jan 8, 2015

 
 

Global Economy Watch January 2015

Predictions for 2015: Inflation and the Eurozone, falling oil prices and geopolitical risks.

Jan 6, 2015

 
 

Presence to Profitability

PwC’s Growth Markets Centre report, ‘Presence to profitability’, articulates steps to identify and grow profitably with the right partner in growth markets.

Dec 8, 2014

 
 

China's impact on the semiconductor industry:
2014 update Section II: IC design and manufacturing

An annual report covering China’s semiconductor production, consumption, and overall industry and its impact on the global semiconductor industry

Oct 22, 2014

 
 

Decision making in banking & capital markets

How do banking executives weigh their options with so much on the line? Analytics can help executives make hard choices.

Oct 22, 2014