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Business recovery services

A number of factors both internal and external can plunge a company into financial distress. These factors include rapid market changes, new competitors, disruptive technologies and strategic errors.

Left unaddressed, they will adversely affect company performance and ultimately threaten corporate survival. Whether these factors occur in isolation or converge, they typically trigger a host of problems, including underperformance, declining earnings and liquidity and cash-flow blockages.

Our Business Recovery team specialises in providing services to troubled and under-performing businesses, their stakeholders, and their lenders. Services cover three broad areas Corporate Analysis, Restructuring & Turnaround and Insolvency. Our ultimate goal is to propose practical and effective solutions for our clients.

PwC is one of the world's largest provider of business recovery and insolvency services. Active in 144 countries, our global network of over 2,000 highly skilled professionals can rapidly deploy cross-border services to stakeholders in troubled and seriously underperforming businesses.

Our experienced teams offer a full range of advisory and implementation services, from turnaround and restructuring plans to optimised exit strategies.

Our services include:

  • Restructuring/Turnaround
  • Corporate analysis
  • Insolvency


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Our service overview


For under performing companies, we deliver restructuring solutions designed to build a platform for swift recovery and sustained future success. We thoroughly assess all revitalisation options; develop a plan of action in partnership with management, creditors and other stakeholders; and mobilise the resources required for effective implementation. Our professionals utilise PwC's deep and broad industry knowledge and local knowledge in planning complex, cross-border restructurings.

Business regeneration
Our experienced teams help underperforming businesses plan and implement recovery strategies quickly and efficiently. This may involve moving forward on several fronts—crisis intervention, stabilisation and stakeholder communication; generating quick wins and reducing working capital; designing and implementing a value-recovery plan.

Optimised exit services
When external and/or internal pressures dictate withdrawal from a country, industry, company, market or brand, PwC can assist in optimising value by helping you design and execute a controlled exit plan—sell, fix and sell, wind-down. Our proven methodology optimises shareholder returns, mitigates delays and obstacles, and minimises disposal/divestment costs.

Distressed mergers and acquisitions
For business stakeholders experiencing pressure on profitability, cash flow and/or the balance sheet, we maximise value through the sale of shares or business and assets within a tight timeframe using a combination of corporate finance, restructuring, insolvency and tax skills and techniques. PwC has an accelerated disposal methodology that delivers substantial value over and above what is usually recovered in an unplanned insolvency situation, which may be the next alternative outcome.

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Corporate analysis

Independent business reviews
When a company is underperforming, is in distress, or is in crisis, our first step is to undertake an in-depth and tailored assessment of the situation and resources. Our rapid and rigorous review process scrutinises financial performance, operating dynamics, asset deployment, and management issues—and then identifies a range of options.

Non-performing loan sales and analysis
We advise banks and other financial institutions on the disposal or purchase of non-performing loans. Our services include conducting financial due diligence and portfolio reviews, preparing information memoranda on asset valuations and disposal options, identifying potential investors, and facilitating sale negotiations and deal completion.

Corporate simplification
When an existing corporate structure no longer meets a business' objectives, we will work with you to identify surplus entities, release capital, reduce operating costs, and achieve a leaner, more transparent corporate structure. Our tailored approach addresses critical issues, minimises risk, and helps ensure a smooth transition to a streamlined operating model.

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Executor/corporate insolvency
We can advise and assist with the winding down of companies. We can act as receivers, receiver managers or liquidators.

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Contact us

Cyril Azobu

Cyril Azobu

Partner & Advisory Leader

Tel: +234 1 271 1700

Eric Nana Nipah

Eric Nana Nipah

Partner & Deals Leader, Ghana

Tel: +233 30 2761500

Augustina Ekua Mills

Augustina Ekua Mills

Associate Director, Ghana

Tel: +233 30 2761500

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