Corporate advisory and restructuring

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Manage financial challenges and restructuring

There are many reasons why a business may face financial difficulties and needs to rapidly improve performance. We help uncover the right strategic and financial alternatives to pivot organizations toward a stronger future, redirecting vulnerability into strength.

Our cross-functional crisis specialists take a holistic view of the business using our industry experience and predictive data analytics tools to help identify the factors negatively impacting the organization and get stakeholders building value for the future with speed and confidence.

Step 1: Evaluate and identify options

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Recognize the warning signs

Use early detection measures to get a holistic view of the organization and identify what’s negatively impacting the business.

Evaluate the business strategy and alternatives

Explore a range of commercialfinancial and operational due diligence services to protect yourself from what you don’t (yet) know. And with independent business review, you can strengthen the organization’s credibility and its reputation.

Identify HR function aspects of a restructuring initiative

Conduct a review of the HR function (operating costs, key partner and outsourcing arrangements, technology), and employment law in order to determine the financial implications, and opportunities of the restructuring.

Know what the options are

Understand how serious a problem is and identify strategic options for increasing value moving forward with our corporate advisory and restructuring team.

Support the next move with valuation and financial analysis

Develop tailored models using predictive analytics to support a restructuring or turnaround strategy that positions the business for success. Conduct scenario testing and analysis with help from our strategic value consulting team to understand the options and support your decision making.

Step 2: Restructure

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Regain control of the business

Plan and implement recovery strategies and performance improvements quickly and efficiently across the organization with advice from our business regeneration professionals.

Simplify the business structure

Identify surplus entities, release capital, reduce operating costs and streamline the corporate structure so you can unlock hidden value from the organization through corporate simplification.

Manage debt properly

Get debt financing in place so you can act on the organization’s strategy, whatever your financing objectives.

Get market-ready and find potential buyers

Develop your sale mandate and source potential buyers with the help of our corporate finance team.

Structure the deal

Get help structuring the deal with corporate financeaccounting and M&A tax planning services to deliver long-term value. Our restructuring and litigation and disputes teams can also help protect stakeholder interests when agreements are drafted.

Be prepared to manage my internal and external stakeholders through the transition

Assess revitalization options, develop a plan of action and mobilize the resources needed so you can execute an effective restructuring.

Pull out of a market or region

Improve value by designing and executing a controlled exit plan.

Manage an insolvency

Clarify available options, decrease loss exposure and increase returns when turnaround isn’t possible by executing an insolvency. View our current insolvency assignments.

Build for the future through financial restructuring

Assess revitalization options, develop a plan of action and mobilize the resources needed so you can execute an effective restructuring.

Withstand stakeholder scrutiny

Get third-party financial advice about the fairness of your restructuring to various stakeholders with a fairness opinion. An independent fairness opinion provides the board with the insight they need to make informed decisions and avoid litigation.

Ensure my retained workforce is engaged and aligned post-restructuring

Support your organization with active stakeholder engagement and communications, culture and employee sentiment pulse check, and HR function review to ensure alignment with retained organization.

Step 3: Post-restructuring

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Deliver value

Realize your post-restructuring goals driving sustained economic value with the support of our delivering deal value and People in Deals teams.

Realign and plan a tax structure

Enhance capital structure and tax attributes, or realign the corporate structure so you can increase value – all with a focus on improving after-tax returns.

Contact us

Greg Prince

Greg Prince

Deals Law Firms Leader, Partner, PwC Canada

Tel: +1 416 814 5752

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