Advisory Services

Competing today, investing for tomorrow

Why PwC’s Advisory services ?

Our Advisory services help you to achieve increased performance by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of your company’s key business operations.

Using our in-depth understanding of finance, risk management/compliance, IT systems, operations and human resources, we help our clients identify and implement cost saving initiatives, improve management and control, identify and manage risk and improve quality.

We also use our proven experience and expertise to provide hands-on assistance to improve financial under-performance and cash-flow management. With over 8,000 Performance Improvement professionals in more than 90 countries worldwide, we are able to leverage local expertise supported by an extensive global network.

Our related knowledge and understanding ensures tailored solutions to support your response to increasing regulation, competition, risk and costs.

How PwC can help you?

We offer advice and support around key client issues, using technology, data services and change and program effectiveness skills to provide you with the best solution.

Our Team

We have a team over 20 individuals providing Technology, P&O, Strategy, Operations, Management consulting and Deals services to the public and private sectors in Azerbaijan. With a range of experience and expertise, this team can deliver projects locally and, where it will add value to our clients, in collaboration with other specialists from the PwC global network. We thereby deliver the best solutions to our clients from strategy and market advice and business and IT improvement through to execution, including deals support and ERP system implementation.

Our services

Strategy Consulting

  • Identify and grow the few differentiating capabilities that define who you are and the value you provide
  • Create a strategy that starts with your greatest strengths and builds in execution at every step
  • Build on what you already do best, so you’ll deliver competitive advantage well into the future

Financial Consulting

  • Cost optimization
  • Project financing advisory
  • Commercial analysis & financial modelling
  • Financial and operational effectiveness
  • Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) - optimization and implementation of planning, budgeting and management reporting processes
  • Accounting methodology for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)/Business Intelligence (BI) systems - accounting methodology development and methodological support of accounting/reporting IT solutions implementation

Customer Consulting

  • Customer growth strategy
  • Customer segmentation
  • Experience strategy and design
  • Operating model development
  • Value proposition development

Technology Consulting

  • Implementation of SAP based solutions
  • Development of ERP system architecture and consistency control
  • Development of functional and methodological requirements to the automation of business processes and reports generation;
  • Organizational changes management
  • Automation projects management
  • Enabled functions: finance, logistics, operational departments, IT, risks
  • Shared Service Centre (SSC) - design and implementation of finance SSC (centralized finance)

Portfolio and Project Management Consulting

  • Project management office (PMO) support
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Management
  • Programme health diagnostic
  • Portfolio, Programme or Project maturity assessment
  • Business case development
  • Benefits management
  • Programme Governance and Decision Making
  • Reporting and control frameworks
  • Risk management
  • Scope management
  • Change control
  • Project Finance
  • Supplier Management
  • Managing Teams
  • Portfolio Delivery
  • Programme Delivery
  • Programme Planning and Delivery
  • Programme Quality Management Project Delivery
  • Life cycle assurance

Risk Consulting

  • Enterprise Risk management
  • Financial risk and treasury management
  • Risk-informed strategy
  • Crisis management planning

Valuation & Economics


  • Assessing Deal Value-Value Diligence & Other
  • Assessing Deal Value-Model Advisory
  • Value Analytics
  • Value Measurement Financial Reporting

Scope of services

  • Advice to a client on valuations of assets, liabilities and businesses as part of a transaction or proposed transaction. This includes pre-deal work such as valuation reviews during the diligence phase
  • Reviewing, advising and assisting clients with building, improving or processing deal models
  • Valuation advice and decision support to a client on business and strategic decisions that do not involve deals
  • Valuations of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes. Purchase price allocations (PPA), Impairment reviews (US GAAP and IFRS), Business & equity valuations, Property, plant & equipment values,
    Valuation of intangible assets, Valuation of liabilities

Corporate Finance

  • Advice to public sector clients on Public Private Partnerships (PPP) and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects.
  • Sales Mandates Corporates
  • Acquisition Mandates Corporates
  • Sell Side Private Equity
  • Buy Side Private Equity
  • Debt Advisory
  • Initial Public Offerings & Public to Private

Delivering Deal Value


  • M&A Integration
  • Divestiture/Carve-Outs
  • Operational Due Diligence
  • Post Deal Performance Improvement

Scope of services

  • Taking control and integrating an acquired company
  • Separating a portion of a company (e.g. a division or a brand), preparing it for sale, and optimising the core business
  • Due diligence assessment and recommendations for all operational areas (separate from, but working in conjunction with, financial and commercial due diligence)
  • Longer term integration initiatives that extend beyond the first one hundred days of a merger or acquisition

Transaction Services


  • Vendor Assistance/Sell Side (non-VDD)
  • Sale & Purchase Agreements & Structuring
  • Buy Side Due Diligence
  • Vendor Due Diligence

Scope of services

  • Vendor assistance (also known as ‘sell-side’ assistance), including advice on financial information, tailored to a client in the context of a disposal of a business. This work is carried out for the seller of the business only. The service may include assistance to the vendors in connection with the setting up or running of a physical or electronic data room. Vendor due diligence should not be included in this code
  • Advising a client on Sales and Purchase Agreements, transaction structuring and/or the results of a closing balance sheet audit arising from acquisitions, disposals and other transactions. Does not include issuing an audit or other opinion on closing balance sheet
  • Due diligence services typically carried out when a business is being acquired or when a business is seeking a refinancing or listing
  • Due diligence services carried out for the seller when a business is being disposed of (also known as ‘sell-side’ due diligence). The client is the seller of the business but the report is prepared on the basis that PwC may ultimately agree to owe a duty of care to the eventual purchaser

Business Recovery Services


  • Personal and Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Independent Business Reviews
  • Restructuring Debtor Advisory
  • NPL Sales & Analysis/Loan Portfolio Analysis
  • Corporate Simplification & Solvent Liquidation
  • Corporate Liability Management

Scope of services

  • Insolvency-related services provided to individuals.
  • Insolvency consulting/advisory work
  • Review of businesses
  • Recovery assessments and plans for underperforming businesses, including services surrounding exits from a country, industry, market or company
  • Services to buyers or sellers of non-performing loans and analysis of loan portfolios. Advice and assistance around non-performing loans (NPLs) or loan portfolios
  • Advising clients on simplifying or streamlining their corporate structure using methods which may include solvent liquidation
  • Services relating to exit from long tail liabilities, usually through a consensual restructuring of future liabilities

Deal Strategy

Scope of services

  • Providing commercial and strategic support in a deal or potential deal context
  • Market and competitive assessment
  • Internal commercial analysis
  • Business plan review

Contact us

Michael Ahern

Country Managing Partner, TLP Leader, PwC Azerbaijan

Tel: +994 (12) 4972515

Erika Rasulova

Director, Deals, PwC Azerbaijan

Tel: +994 (12) 4972515

Farid Gattal

Advisory Director, PwC Azerbaijan

Tel: +994 12 4972515

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