We discuss the current deals landscape and outlook for 2023.
In this episode, PwC partners Chris Rhodes and Andreas Ohl join us to discuss our 2023 deals outlook and related accounting considerations. Included are insights on how dealmakers are thinking about value creation as they navigate macroeconomic uncertainties and what finance teams need to know as deals are happening.
In this episode, you’ll hear discussion of:
  • 1:21 - The current deals landscape and outlook for 2023
  • 9:30 - Headwinds facing the deals market from the current macroeconomic and geopolitical environment
  • 14:12 - Accounting considerations for deal transactions in this type of macroeconomic environment
  • 28:36 - How successful dealmakers still find opportunities in divestitures
  • 33:58 - Final advice for companies considering deals in 2023
Want to learn more about the 2023 deals outlook? Watch a replay of our webcast or read our report. And for more on accounting considerations, listen to previous podcasts on impairment accounting, including one on impairment of goodwill and other intangibles.
About our guests
Chris Rhodes is a partner in PwC's Deals practice. He provides commercial structuring, valuation, and accounting advice for a variety of transactions under both US GAAP and IFRS. He concentrates on delivering strategic transactions such as acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures, along with capital raising, capital restructuring, and other financial engineering, including risk management.
Andreas Ohl is a partner in PwC's National Office focused on thought leadership, standard setting, and mergers and acquisitions under US GAAP and IFRS. In addition to his US responsibilities, he leads the sustainability topic team for the PwC global network. Andreas is chairman of the Business Valuation Standards Board at the International Valuation Standards Council, is a member of the working group that authored the AICPA's in-process R&D guide, and has served as a member of the FASB's Valuation Resource Group.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
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