At a time of unprecedented disruption and an increased focus on innovation, keeping up with market change is an everyday endeavor. To compete and capitalize on new opportunities, you have to constantly build, refine, and invigorate your portfolio.
One of the quickest ways to do it? Inorganic growth—joint ventures, alliances, mergers, and acquisitions—coupled with divestitures when needed. Still, it's no easy feat.
Your M&A decisions must align with your business objectives and be promising at the same time. It sounds simple, but it's difficult to master. With extensive experience planning and executing, we help companies quickly and cost effectively add strategic capabilities and reach.
Having supported some of the largest and most complex mergers, acquisitions and divestitures in history, we can help you create value through M&A—faster and with greater certainty.
Our cross-functional background enables us to jump in at any point of a merger or acquisition to see your initiative through, from research to onboarding.
Get the right strategic fit. We help you make better decisions on why, where and when to invest to align with business objectives.
Source the right deal. We'll assess potential and key business drivers to help you prioritize candidates.
Challenge assumptions. Our market, customer, competitor and technology insights help you conduct thorough diligence to choose the right target.
Deliver on the synergies. We'll help you reap the benefits of your deal with confidence.
Divestitures and carve-outs
Let go to grow. We'll build a strategy to help you achieve your divestiture objectives.
Get actionable insights. We use advanced analytics to drive performance, expedite the M&A deal cycle and improve decision making.
How we work
Focusing on large-scale transformation, we know where to look across the investment cycle for additional value.
Our dedicated practice carries in-depth knowledge of strategy, supply chain, IT, sales, marketing, finance and change management.
Our global network enables us to draw upon the best talent and resources for every project.
Divestitures & carve-outs
How Accenture can help
The benefits M&A enables are well known among corporate leaders. Savvy companies also recognize the ongoing pressures that require a continuous review of business assets to ensure they align with long-term corporate objectives. Companies with diversified holdings should consider rebalancing portfolios via separation strategies such as carve-outs, spin-offs or trade sales. Divestitures provide an alternative path to unlock value.
We can add significant value to clients considering separation through our end-to-end divestiture services that help develop and execute a robust portfolio separation strategy supported by unparalleled functional and operational expertise.
Whether it be separation strategy and execution, transforming technology operating models, outsourcing back-office functions to accelerate exit, or innovating a unique corporate brand to enhance market presence, Accenture has the capability to set up your business for long-term growth.
Shape, execute and accelerate transformational M&A deals, using disruptive technology to deliver speed, innovation and value.
To thrive in a rapidly evolving market, organizations need to reinvent how they manage the technology angle of their M&A deals. Technology platforms have significantly matured and can replace existing legacy architecture and business processes in one go.
We help organizations identify and implement the solutions that will allow them to leapfrog ahead in innovation. With deep expertise in platforms and a wide network of partners, we guide companies in launching technology-driven M&A strategies and accelerating spin off or integration.
The results? Streamlined business processes through standardization. Improved productivity through disruptive technologies. Reduced costs through flexible enterprise architecture. And dramatically increased speed through Agile deployment methodologies.
Time is of the essence in M&A. We know the accelerators. Start your transformation.
Accenture analysis shows that companies that flex their M&A muscle regularly often see better business results, building a strong foundation for future growth. Efficiency can be an important source of value, but increasingly deals are struck to gain innovation capabilities or access to highly skilled talent. In any case, it is critical that the merger or acquisition aligns with the long-term vision of the company.
Accenture found that just 27% of M&A deals resulted in both operating margin improvement and revenue growth. Looking at what drove the success of these transactions, we found that company leaders do two things in the short term that help in the long term. First, leaders created a long-term blueprint for the intended synergies and the new operating model prior to closing the deal. Second, a financially savvy executive remained involved post-close to ensure the company achieved the expected financial value from that blueprint.
For any company, growth and innovation don’t happen without the engagement of its people. Successfully addressing the talent side of the equation is key to maximizing M&A value. This includes making people partners in change and focusing on issues like culture and skilling as a deal progresses. In doing so, one size fits none: deal type and intent are key to determine the approach for designing the new organization.
Applying technology helps companies derive greater results from their deals. Using analytics techniques, teams can design the new, combined organization faster. Similarly, leaders are turning to cloud technologies to both smooth and speed deal making and integration. Overall, digital technologies can add speed and certainty, while fostering new M&A-related business models previously not possible.