PwC Named a Leader in Transactions – Acquisitions Consulting

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04 October, 2017

ALM Intelligence recognises PwC’s Deals Practice as having expanded capabilities throughout the deals process to bridge transaction execution to value creation.

PwC was announced as a leader in Transactions – Acquisitions Consulting by ALM Intelligence, a company that assesses consulting firms in defined markets on the basis of their breadth and depth of service capabilities and momentum.

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Being assessed as a “leader” is defined as a practice at the top of the market in terms of capabilities to create client impact through their depth of expertise and ability to deploy it across a range of engagement models. Leaders are unique in their ability to independently execute end-to-end projects across the full spectrum of client contexts. They range from providers in the top quintile in terms of depth of capability for low-complexity engagement models to those that combine above-average depth of capability, with the ability to deploy it across high-complexity engagement models. 

In the report, PwC is also named as ‘best in class’ for Project Management, highlighting that “all the Big Four have strong project management capabilities, but PwC is able to bring together the different teams in each component of the process together seamlessly and move a deal to completion. PwC is often a leader in deal volume.”

“In today’s landscape of ever-growing business complexities, our practice is proud to have received this recognition and to be named a leader in Acquisitions by ALM Intelligence for our forward thinking and solution-driven work on behalf of our clients,” said Curt Moldenhauer, PwC Deals Partner and Acquisitions Leader.” As opportunities continue to grow within every area of business, our dedicated teams provide a combination of technology-enabled financial, commercial and operational insight to help our clients define their strategic vision and navigate the process to uncover value in their investments.”

The author of the report, Tomek Jankowski, states that, “Of all the Big Four firms, PwC has the largest deals organisation by headcount and one of the legacy practices. The impact of Strategy& is finally being felt and the firm is gaining some traction in the earlier phases of the deal process. PwC has one of the tightest-knit TAS organisations among the Big Four with teams working seamlessly across domains.”

Tomek went on to say that “Moreso than most other firms, PwC brings advanced technology and data analytics to the deals process. PwC’s traditional execution focus has expanded to greater control and capabilities throughout the entire deals process, and seeks, as the firm says, “to bridge transaction execution to value creation.” This includes a stronger emphasis on human capital and change management, with a particular eye to the impact of culture in post-deal success. This has been, for most of the Big Four, a neglected area until recently.”

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