Divestitures that generate value

Successfully planning and executing a business divestiture is far more challenging than most executives expect. When divesting a business, time is often short, unexpected stress and consequences arise, and value is easily leaked.

 
PwC Partner Ron Chopoorian discusses the key focuses of companies going through a divestiture and what constitutes a successful divestiture.

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Successful divestitures in today’s marketplace require a sharp focus and rationale around the opportunities that an asset has to grow.

Read more in PwC’s Year-End M&A Outlook for 2014

30% Of deals are now divestitures, consistent with the past two years

 
The better the seller can improve on the buyers financing opportunities and the better they communicate the company’s story, the smoother the sale should be. Learn more

"The private equity community can do very creative things that a corporate won’t try."

 
"From a preparation standpoint, I like to be as close to being done as possible once I’m on the phone with XYZ buyer."

Corporate divestitures from strategy to execution - Four guiding principles to optimize

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Securities Litigation: M&A – PwC Partner Patricia Etzold asks PwC Deals Partner Brian Vickrey and PwC Forensics Services Partner Kevin Kreb to discuss risk areas, due diligence, and accounting methods.

 

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Sellers should be prepared to support their asking price with compelling financial data. They need to vet every aspect of the asset from financials to operations to ensure there are no surprises or potential issues that could derail their strategy and damage their commitments to shareholders. Also, the better the seller can improve on the buyers financing opportunities and the better the seller communicates the company’s story, the smoother the sale should be. Our deal practitioners can help you avoid the pitfalls that sellers can fall into, and help you prepare for your divestiture so you can maximize what you may get for your business and quickly return to re-focusing on other business units in line with corporate strategy.

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