Deals oversight

Boards play a pivotal role as public companies consider deal opportunities

Deals, spanning from mergers and acquisitions to divestitures, can be key to driving businesses forward and in new directions. The board of directors play a pivotal role in overseeing the consideration, pursuit and execution of deals. In fact, the board must carefully weigh all opportunities to buy or sell as part of its routine corporate oversight.

Deals inherently come with varying levels of risk and reward. If your company is considering an IPO, acquisition, divestiture or joint venture or alliance, your board of directors can play an important oversight role throughout the process.

PwC's Governance Insights Center has teamed with PwC's Deals to create thought leadership on a range of Deals topics specifically suited for boards of directors involved in deals oversight.

The board’s guide to deals

Boards are well positioned to help management think through the benefits and hurdles involved in a deal. PwC's series, The board's guide to deals, tackles issues that boards should be prepared to discuss with management, such as:

  • IPOs
  • Acquisitions
  • Joint ventures and alliances
  • Divestitures
  • Restructuring

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Paula Loop

Governance Insights Center Leader, PwC US

Sharad Jain

Partner, Governance Insights Center, PwC US

Deidre Schiela

Partner, Governance Insights Center, PwC US

Paul DeNicola

Principal, Governance Insights Center, PwC US

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