Align tax planning with strategy to unlock shareholder value

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PwC’s stratified forecasting framework solves valuation challenges It may be 2017, but many companies still handle tax planning like they did years ago. Those policies might have worked well in the past, but they fall short in today’s global business environment. Now, variations in business practices, local policies and regulations often present obstacles for those […]

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Working with the SEC: 5 tips for a successful IPO

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By Wayne Carnall, PwC Partner I recently presented at one of PwC’s IPO conferences to a room full of CFOs, controllers, heads of corporate strategy and other executives interested in taking their companies public. My presentation covered information about how to interact with the SEC during the preparation phase leading up to having your registration […]

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New Mergercast episode: The New Paradigm for Telecoms

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In Mergercast 59, Dr. Roman Friedrich, Managing Director with Strategy& Germany, based in Dusseldorf, and Rolf Meakin, Partner with Strategy& UK, based in London, discuss a pressing challenge for telecoms: the need to digitize, simplify and consolidate, if they wish to remain relevant.  They look at the risks of a business-as-usual approach; what companies must […]

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Happy Holidays from PwC’s Deals Practice

December 22, 2016
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Holiday wishes come true? Capital markets poised for resurgence – Q4 2016 Capital Markets Watch

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By Derek Thomson, Capital Markets Research Leader, PwC The end of the year has prompted many questions from clients and others in the industry about what’s ahead for the capital markets in 2017. While each organization’s holiday wish list may differ, one overarching theme prevails – organizations are hungry to determine the best path to […]

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What you need to know about dealmaking in 2017

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By Bob Saada, US Deals Leader PwC’s Year-end review and 2017 outlook: A post-election roadmap for deals There’s no doubt that 2016 will go down as one for the record books. This year, while it got off to a slow start, the market remained strong, with the US stock market indices achieving their highest levels […]

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Why Chinese investors are on a buying spree

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By Bob Saada, PwC US Deals Leader & Curt Moldenhauer, PwC Deals Acquisitions Leader and China Inbound Deals Leader What to know about inbound Chinese deals Here’s a question we’ve been getting asked a lot lately: “Will China’s appetite for buying up US assets subside during this period of transition between presidential administrations?” Sure, there […]

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Why Top Management Should Listen to Activist Investors

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By Paul Leinwand, Global Managing Director, Strategy&, part of the PwC network and Aaron Gilcreast, Principal, PwC Activist investors who expect to raise returns by influencing strategic decisions are having a meaningful impact on many industries from consumer-packaged goods to aerospace and defense. And the odds that your company, or industry, may find itself targeted […]

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The Demands on Auto Suppliers

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As they adapt to the shifting geography of sales and technological disruption, the companies that provide auto parts, components, and systems must re-evaluate their product portfolios. To remain competitive, suppliers will have to learn how to differentiate themselves and their products to preserve a profitable place in the automobile ecosystem and maintain high entry barriers […]

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Private Equity Deals: Trends, opportunities and the rise of alternative financing

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By Howard Friedman, PwC Deals Partner and John Toriello, PwC Deals Partner What is the most disruptive trend affecting private equity deals today? This has to be the increased competition for assets from corporate sources given the large amounts of cash resident on balance sheets. This has led to the private equity industry looking for […]

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