Mergers and acquisitions are not the only ways of generating new business value and enhancing competitive positioning.
Divesting selected assets also can be part of a strategy for high performance by helping enable companies to effectively tailor their portfolio of businesses and raise capital for acquisitions in markets and businesses that have greater strategic appeal.
Accenture helps companies develop effective divestiture strategies by working with them to comprehensively assess their corporate portfolios to identify opportunities for value creation. This entails four basic steps:
Aligning assets with the business’s best opportunities.
Developing a timing strategy for the separation and the divestiture transaction.
Understanding the boundaries of assets being considered for divestiture.
Packaging those assets for maximum value.
Once divestiture targets are defined, Accenture works with companies to effectively plan and execute the separation. The cornerstone of the Accenture approach is our divestiture framework, which enables companies to implement their divestiture strategies faster, with less risk and with a clearer focus on shareholder results.
Our framework includes a comprehensive methodology and assets that help companies plan, set-up and execute the separation or carve-out of business units from parent companies. It also includes proven divestiture transaction assets and capabilities that help companies prepare and execute divestitures.