PwC was again announced as a Leader in ‘Transactions-Acquisitions Consulting 2019’ by ALM Intelligence, a company that assesses consulting firms in defined markets on the basis of their breadth and depth of service capabilities and ability to deploy those across highly-complex client requirements.
According to the report, “The Mergers & Acquisitions market in 2019 is a strange beast. Deal volumes remain at record levels, although it has decreased overall globally year-over-year. What continues to surge upward is deal values; it is a frothy market. This is despite the poor quality of targets available, with most low hanging fruit long since picked. This reality is pushing private equity and strategic buyers alike into deeper relationships with consulting providers to vet targets and make deals work. The singular client focus is return on capital.”
Commenting on the leader status, ALM states that “PwC has focused in its TAS offering over 2018-2019 on more closely integrating its capabilities across business and technology while refining a deal modeling capability that attempts to drill into what determines deal success, including such intangible factors such as business practices, reputational risk, privacy due diligence (in terms of data), and external impactful issues such as shifting regulatory sands. PwC’s primary focus is on quality of outcome.”
PwC was named ‘Best in Class’ for the Operating System capability area. The report states that “PwC has delved into the minutiae of deal outcomes and in so doing has developed powerful, impactful capabilities in structuring and integrating client technology around operations, human capital and other key assets in the most effective ways for achieving client value and goals.”
Commenting on PwC’s approach, Tomek Jankowski Senior Analyst, Management Consulting Research at ALM and author of the report states, “PwC’s Deals advisory practice is one of the firm’s legacy practice areas and a traditional area of strength for the firm. The firm has robust end-to-end capabilities across the M&A process but is, typically for the Big Four, best known for its capabilities in the execution and integration deal phases.”
He goes on to say, “Through PwC Corporate Finance LLC, the firm has the strongest investment banking and financial capital raising advisory services of the Big Four.”
“Our US Deals team is proud to be a part of such an esteemed global network of M&A professionals,” said Curt Moldenhauer, US Deals Solution Leader at PwC. “We continue to advance our offerings based on client needs, a relentless focus on creating value and technology’s pervasive impact on the dealscape. We are truly honored to receive this recognition.”
Malcolm Lloyd, Global Deals Leader, PwC, commented: “We are really proud to be named a Leader by ALM Intelligence for our work in the Deals space. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients drive their growth agenda and secure their future in this competitive and dynamic market. Our connected global network of industry focused deal advisors bring a value-creation approach underpinned with data-driven insights to help our clients identify and unlock maximum value from their deals."
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