Divestitures and carve-outs

During various phases of a company’s lifecycle, it may divest part of its business through a sale, spinoff, split-off, or initial public offering. The chosen form of a divesture can dictate how the financials of the new entity are presented.

Insights from PwC
10 August 2020

2020 midyear outlook: New M&A patterns start to emerge

As the US economy fell into a recession amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the number of deals in the second quarter dropped by 29% from a year earlier, and values fell by 79%. To put this in perspective, this is the single largest year-over-year decline in deal activity since the dotcom recession in 2001. However, there are indications that the market is starting to stabilize. Deal volumes in May and June were higher than in April, and a few large deals were announced by mid-July. As the market begins to stabilize, certain patterns have begun to emerge.

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Insights from PwC
28 July 2020

When a piece of your company no longer fits: What boards should know

Sometimes certain parts of a company no longer fit with the overall strategy. By separating, companies can focus on core capabilities and increase shareholder value. But what do directors need to consider before green-lighting a divestiture?

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