Your deal journey
Selling or divesting a business requires careful planning and thoughtful execution. It’s an opportunity to look ahead and create a path to value, but the process can be high-stakes, emotional and fraught with financial uncertainty.
That’s where we come in. Our days are spent helping clients assess the implications of their divestiture across their business from any point in the deal spectrum—from day-one readiness planning to implementation of the deal and post-separation transition.
Whether you’re exploring a sale for succession, or wanting to spin off or sell a piece of your business, we can be your trusted adviser, every step of the way. Our deep industry experience and advanced analytics tools give you greater insight into the options and opportunities you face.
Assess my options for sale
Clarify your options for sale and formalize your new strategy with the help of our corporate finance team. Commercial due diligence can also give you insight into the competitive environment and current market demand for businesses like yours.
Assess my options if I’m having financial troubles
Evaluate your financial and growth forecasts with a lead financial adviser. Develop options to restructure in order to sell or carve out your business to improve value for you and your stakeholders.
Identify issues that affect price or a buyer’s acquisition decision
Conduct HR due diligence to establish and understand existing HR and workforce issues that are critical early in the transaction, identify their relevance and level of impact, and ensure appropriate projections are either accounted for or addressed with the buyer as part of the transaction.
Understand the value implications of my next move
Conduct scenario testing and analysis with the help of our strategic value consulting team to understand the potential value of your business that remains after a divestiture.
Identify the opportunities to drive increased value and mitigate potential value risks
Undertake sell side due diligence in the areas that will impact value, including commercial, financial, tax, reputational, IT, operations and human capital.
Prepare my accounting for the sale
Determine the accounting implications of your divestiture. Our accounting advisory services can help prepare the often complex carve-out financial statements required so that all your assets and liabilities are identified and you meet buyer expectations and local M&A accounting standards.
Prepare my operations for day 1 post-sale
Reduce disruptions and unforeseen costs to your existing business. Understand how what your selling impacts the remaining business, and mitigate any management, operational, technology or human capital risks with help from our delivering deals value and People in Deals teams.
Be prepared to manage my internal and external stakeholders through the transition
Build a strategy to support your organization through HR pre-close, including communication and stakeholder engagement plans and tailored transition plans for specific stakeholder groups.
Ensure retained workforce is engaged and aligned with post-sale organization
Support your organization post-close with active stakeholder engagement and communications, culture and employee sentiment pulse check, and HR function review to ensure alignment with in the organization post-divestiture.
Canada Family Enterprises and Business Leader, PwC Canada
Tel: +1 416 869 2323