Corporate Development

Shepherding the deal from idea through integration and big-picture transformation

Successful corporate development requires a balance of smart deliberation and strategic decisiveness in order to accelerate both organic and inorganic growth. For many companies, corporate development leads the execution engine of future growth and value creation options for a business unit or the whole company, especially if those options lay beyond immediate market, operational and product skill sets boundaries.

With our Corporate Development team, we can establish a new, more efficient approach to working with you and help deliver on the deal at any point in the cycle: from growth strategy and creation to deal execution and value creation. Our diverse experience in the dynamic deals market combined with in-depth knowledge of your business makes our team different. You can trust that we are on your side when it's all on the line. We have extensive knowledge about the challenges, the pressures and the aspirations.

How we can help

What is Corporate Development?

Unique, scalable and either deal-specific or recurring services that help address corporate development support needs for clients who:

  • Lack a dedicated corporate development team or capabilities, but envision non-core or inorganic growth
  • Need support on specific complex investments due to capability, capacity or geographic challenges
  • Want support building in-house corporate development or business development team capabilities

How is Corporate Development different from M&A?

Whether you need corporate development services for short-term support on a specific acquisition, divestiture or partnership, corporate development as a service or an outsourced support model for long-term support across the entire lifecycle of your investment initiatives, we can help you develop and execute your corporate development strategy. Regardless of the scope of work, PwC’s Corporate Development solution can help deliver:

  • A human-led, tech-powered team that provides centralized support across your corporate development activities including:
    • Portfolio review
    • Determining strategic options
    • Investment thesis creation
    • Market engagement
    • Deal execution through integration and value creation
  • On-demand corporate development capabilities that you can scale up or down quickly in a market where corporate development talent is scarce, expensive and sometimes inefficient

How does Corporate Development work?

Under your direct review and approval, our team acts as your trusted corporate development team across the deal lifecycle. That includes:

  • Deal strategy and creation: Helping you shepherd the deal into the market by coordinating support across your board of directors and C-suite in an uncertain environment
  • Deal execution: Helping you get to sign and close a deal by driving inclusiveness for stakeholder and cross-functional teams, coordinating support across targets, and supporting negotiations and cross-functional diligence in an intense environment
  • Integration / separation and value creation: Helping you convert deal goals and re-engage deal ideation by coordinating support and conversations across functional integrations / separations with your board of directors and C-suite

What are the benefits of Corporate Development?

Corporate Development helps you accelerate your non-core and inorganic growth journey by strengthening your ability to increase win rates and effectiveness.

It also supports early pipeline identification and involvement of necessary cross-functional teams to help execute your deals in an efficient manner, helping deliver cost savings and flexibility on managing both people and deal-related costs over a traditional model.

“[Corporate Development] takes it to the next level where we’re able to have an extension of our team, integrate seamlessly and create the capability to solve complex problems.”

Corporate Development clientPartner, Global private equity firm

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Deals Partner, PwC US

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Deals Partner, PwC US

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Deals Partner, PwC US

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