Deals Strategy

The right deals for long-term growth

Deals strategy that can transform high stakes into high growth

In today’s more competitive deals environment, thoughtful private equity and corporate clients take a broader view in order to move more quickly to create value. Dealmakers understand that a strong investment thesis ultimately creates value from a combination of topline revenue growth with bottom-line cost optimization.

Having the right advisor with deep industry and subject matter specialization helps you achieve your growth objectives. It means putting proven deal analytics to work to uncover the insights needed to move forward at deal speed. And no matter the scope of the engagement, it requires an advisor that has the flexibility to address both short- and long-term requirements. At PwC, we help you deliver the complete deal. 

What is deal strategy?

Companies of all types (public, private and PE-backed) are perpetually in some stage of M&A preparation or action. Private equity investors, C-suite executives and board members should regularly reassess their business portfolios for ways to increase market share and competitive advantage, inform capital allocation and improve shareholder value whether by acquisition, divestiture, strategic alliance or accessing the capital markets.

Portfolio management

Make timely decisions with a strong portfolio review process

  • Are you proactively assessing your portfolio against your core strategy?
  • Do you need insights to help you balance effective capital and resource allocation?
  • Are there parts of your business that are underperforming, no longer fit or would be more valuable to others?


Accelerate your strategic agenda

  • Do you have the deep insights needed to address questions on your core markets, value proposition and growth opportunities?
  • How does your investment thesis hold up against the market dynamics?
  • Are you able to access new products, services, technologies, customers or markets?


Improve your exit

  • Do you need help crafting a compelling story for potential buyers?
  • Do you have the right corporate finance support to generate interest across the buyer universe of financial sponsors and strategics?
  • Do you need independent, objective analysis to articulate strong company positioning that clarifies growth potential and illustrates the unique differentiating factors and opportunities that address typical buyer concerns?

How we can help with your M&A strategy and deal hypothesis

Market and sector assessment

  • Evaluate detailed market and sector dynamics to understand the market drivers and identify attractive areas for potential investment
  • Identify targets or buyers in sectors and markets that align with your investment strategy
  • Commercial due diligence as a component of comprehensive business diligence enterprise business diligence

Strategy and portfolio assessment

  • Identify areas of improvement and create action plans including digital transformation, and pricing and product strategy
  • Identify in-flight initiatives that will help transform the business and create buyer demand
  • Proactive portfolio analysis to help you understand how the portfolio contributes to overall shareholder value

Strategic modeling

  • Align the portfolio with your strategy, identify non-core assets and identify value drivers at a granular level
  • Build detailed and dynamic financial models for a cross-functional view of the business along with key business drivers and KPIs
  • Evaluate, quantify and articulate the shareholder value proposition of different strategic options for improved, accelerated decision making
  • Forecast optimization and value impact analysis of the business to be divested, incorporating the findings from diligence 

Value creation ideation

  • Buy better with informed deal value, supported by a value creation plan that allows you to imagine the possible, from market potential to operations, structuring to financing and tax efficiency
  • Enhance the value of the existing business and improve performance by bringing a value creation focus with an outside-in perspective
  • Enhance the value on exit and increase execution certainty by applying a buyer’s lens
  • Be creative by embracing and encouraging fresh perspectives, and lay the path for deal execution, integration and separation and value capture

Work with us

We are on your side when it's all on the line

From the assessment of business portfolios, through acquisitionsdivestitures and strategic alliances that enable competitive advantage, capital allocation and improve shareholder value, we’re here to help you drive growth.

We support private equity and corporate clients:

  • Private equity clients with over $2.5 trillion in assets under management, with 80% of our clients relying on us for multiple projects.
  • Publicly traded companies with a combined market capitalization of over $4 trillion turn to us to deliver across the deal lifecycle.


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