Let’s face it: Carve-outs are not as exciting as buying a new business. But agile companies know that divestitures are just as important as M&As. In fact, Accenture research shows that 83 percent of companies now view carve-outs as an important strategic tool to drive competitiveness. A successful spin-off can sharpen a business’s focus on the most promising markets and customers, leading to more profitable growth.
Here are the most common mistakes companies make during a carve-out—and how to avoid them.