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How not to spin off

Mergers and acquisitions usually get the spotlight, but carve-outs can be just as strategic—when done right.

Carve-out Mistakes

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.


Learn why companies should be just as focused on selling a business as buying one.


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