January 29, 2018
ALM Intelligence has named PwC a leader in Divestitures Consulting. Being assessed as a “leader” is defined as a practice at the top of the market in terms of capabilities to create client impact through their depth of expertise and ability to deploy it across a range of engagement models. Leaders are unique in their ability to independently execute end-to-end projects across the full spectrum of client contexts. They range from providers to top quintile in terms of depth of capability for low-complexity engagement models to those that combine above-average depth of capability, with the ability to deploy it across the high-complexity engagement models.
The report states that “PwC has been able to wed strategy and technology effectively, using the latter to inform the former throughout the process from sell-side due diligence to implementation, and beyond. PwC is a full-service, end-to-end provider in the M&A space and has, by headcount, the largest deals practice.” The author of the report, Tomek Jankowski, went on to say, “As the divestiture space becomes more crowded, PwC makes its play around strategy in its Strategy& unit and a growing array of technology tools. For tech tools, PwC puts a strong emphasis on integrating those technology tools into the workflow, enabling and enhancing productivity, collaboration, and relying strongly on analytics tools… On the operational side, services include Divestiture Strategy, Tax Structuring, Multi-functional due diligence, Capital markets & accounting, the Transaction services agreements, and operational separation.”
Mike Niland, PwC’s US Divestitures Services Leader said: “We are very pleased to be recognized as a leader in Divestitures Consulting by ALM Intelligence. Divestitures require meticulous strategic planning to translate strategy into execution in order to maximize shareholders’ return and optimize the business portfolio. PwC can serve as a single partner to navigate the deal process, drive speed to market, minimize disruptions, and manage costs. With extensive hands-on experience, our divestiture specialists apply their strategic experience, deal IQ, industry and functional execution expertise leveraging advanced Deal Analytics to facilitate informed decision-making around strategic options, streamlined divestiture process, separation planning and optimizing parent company. Our ability to embed technology and perform deep analysis throughout the divestiture process sets a practical roadmap for enterprise-wide transformations with the ability to quickly unlock hidden value levers that are tracked in a fact-based manner throughout the deal process.”