Mergers & acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions


2010 Insights: E&M US M&A activity

With cable, telecom and wireless providers descending upon a converged marketplace for voice, video and data services, most communications executives are scouting opportunities for growth through consolidation as the industry heads toward fewer, but stronger companies.

Industry partnerships, joint ventures, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions all require what PwC provides: in-depth analysis, careful evaluation and a thorough understanding of valuation methods, business models and regulatory implications. Our areas of expertise:

  • Identifying acquisition targets or buyers and making introductions
  • Assisting with financing
  • Keeping shareholders apprised of proceedings
  • Providing detailed due diligence (financial, tax, pensions/human resources, treasury, IT)
  • Advising companies on how to optimize structures to realize a smooth transition and improved financial performance

A flexible PMO approach and specialized expertise help launch an online joint venture

Faced with declining market share as a result of consumer migration to new media distribution channels, two traditional media companies formed a joint venture to distribute content online. PwC’s team created and led the prelaunch program management office (PMO), which monitored and managed multiple activities related to the launch including technical aspects, communications, risk, contracts, etc. The PMO helped keep the project on schedule, focusing client personnel on the requirements to get the business off the ground. As a result, the organization experienced a successful business launch.