New revenue recognition rules will alter your deals: Is your team ready?

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By John Toriello, PwC Deals Partner and Howard Friedman, PwC Deals Partner By now, almost all Finance executives understand they’re facing a deadline on the new revenue recognition standard. Arguably the most significant accounting change in years, the standard takes effect for most companies in 2018. For companies choosing the full retrospective option for adopting […]

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Megadeals in Consumer Packaged Goods

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In response to sluggish organic growth and activist investor pressure to enhance value, many of the biggest companies in the consumer and packaged goods (CPG) sector are scrambling to find ways of optimizing portfolios and cutting costs. While the number of megadeals remains fairly constant year to year, there is a dramatic rise in deal […]

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Considering an acquisition? What boards need to do before, during, and after the deal

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Making an acquisition is a major step for a company. For all the possible benefits, however, there are many challenges that can derail a deal and destroy the anticipated shareholder value. Navigating those pitfalls is vital to an acquisition delivering on its potential. And the board’s active involvement throughout the process is critical. So what […]

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An underutilized lever for unlocking deal value

February 2, 2017
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By Larry Jones, PwC US Deals Principal and Colin McCue, US Deals Director, Strategic Value Consulting As companies buying or selling look to maximize the value of a transaction, they will typically look at opportunities to accelerate volume growth, improve pricing or reduce cost. While this line item approach has – and will continue to be […]

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Annual US Capital Markets: What to Watch for in 2017

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By Derek Thomson, US Capital Markets Research Leader, PwC Among the many factors that influence the US capital markets, the big news from this weekend — the inauguration of a new US president – may prove the most significant unknown when trying to anticipate 2017 capital markets activity. Certain policies proposed by the new administration […]

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Will a deal-making administration be good for deals?

January 23, 2017
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By Brian Levy, PwC Deals Industries Leader The waiting is over, now the wondering begins. As a new United States government gets down to business, how much campaign rhetoric and how many tweets will become policy? This is the first administration in a long time that is heavily focused on the US growth agenda – […]

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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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