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Divestitures

Sell whole, spin off or carve out - find the right solution for your needs

Whether you’re looking to spin-off, carve-out a piece of your business or sell an entire company, the right divestiture can streamline efficiencies and free up capital to grow. Access a global network of seasoned specialists to help you position your asset for maximum value.

The PwC Difference

Our research shows that 57% of Divestitures underperform their industry benchmark 24 months after complete.  

What makes the difference is experience doing divestments and a playbook to avoid value destruction. Engaging more with the management team and optimising the assets from a tax and legal perspective. We know this because we do this every day. Working with us enables you to focus on RemainCo, while we focus on a clean separation.

 

Phases of the Divestiture cycle

Divestiture planning

Deal Strategy and readiness

Knowing what to carve out, when it should be spun off or maybe sold completely, our strategy specialists help you make a data-driven decision. Proprietary methodology aims to identify obstacles to a successful divestiture.

Value creation planning

It seems like a simple idea, whatever the asset size, industry, or sector, there’s no substitute for an evolving 360-degree view before closing the deal. Our deal experts can work with you to develop a value creation plan from the start of your deal that will help you proceed with confidence, establish a strong foundation, and help grow sustainable value.

 

Deal Execution

Sell-side due diligence

Sell-side due diligence aims to address the concerns and issues that may be relevant to even the most demanding buyer. This is a great opportunity to uncover the potential value in your assets for sale and ensure this is brought to life in your vendor materials.

Tax and legal considerations

Increase shareholder value, reduce transaction risk, and achieve optimal outcomes. Our team of M&A tax specialists have extensive global business experience, focusing on shareholder value and risk management. Collaborating with you and our PwC tax specialities, such as Transfer Pricing and International Tax, we help identify strategies to provide an integrated approach to transactions.

Valuations

How value is perceived is no longer just reliant on financial metrics.  Our valuations team can help you identify, analyze and unlock new streams of value which are often overlooked prior to sale, to support your business sales narrative.

People 

Who stays with Remainco and who goes with the new company? How can you maintain productivity through a disruptive divestiture process?  Our HR and Change specialists know that transparent communications ensure everyone can move as smoothly as possible through this transition.

Deal Analytics

Any strong bidders pack will have a value creation plan backed by data-driven insights.  Our data scientists work closely with our deal specialists to uncover the value levers to help maximise your sale. Our deal analytics community can help you make better investment decisions and improve performance through advanced analytics and technology.

 

 

Post-deal value realisation

Carve-out accounting and restructuring
Carve-out transactions involve a high degree of complexity. We can help you be proactive in assessing financial reporting and accounting implications related to your carve-out. Our experienced teams can also offer supplemental support to your in-house finance, accounting, and external audit resources in conjunction with deal team members. From start to finish, we can be your trusted advisor to set your sights high and execute on the roadmap to deliver the most value out of your carve-out transaction.
Separation project management

Working with your core separation team, we develop detailed plans covering pre-and post-Day 1 separation points. Our depth of separation experience ensures that critical Day 1 risks and actions as well as key steps to establish the standalone capabilities are managed, minimising business disruption and allowing management to focus on business as usual. We provide a structured implementation approach that adapts to your needs, enabling effective management of the separation.

Operational readiness

Divestitures provide an important opportunity to achieve your goals for optimizing strategic assets. We understand there is no one-size-fits-all, instead we’ve adapted our proven tools and processes to custom fit your culture, people and strategic environment so you’ll be deal ready and have the confidence to make the decisions that build value immediately and sustainably via operational readiness. Combined with the deep experience of data scientists and industry subject matter specialists, we’ll work with you from portfolio assessment through to post deal value creation to leave no stone unturned, no value left on the table.

Find out more post deal solutions in our Consulting Services

 

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Malcolm Lloyd

Malcolm Lloyd

Global, EMEA and Spain Deals Leader, PwC Spain

Will  Jackson-Moore

Will Jackson-Moore

Global Private Equity, Real Assets and Sovereign Funds Leader, Partner, PwC United Kingdom