Optimizing organizations portfolios in the pursuit of growth

Combining expertise in strategy and technology to create and execute robust M&A strategies to achieve superior value.


Successful businesses are those that constantly renew their portfolios both during difficult economic times and in periods of robust growth.

Renewing and optimizing portfolios can take a number of forms. For many companies, some mix of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and alliances provides an attractive approach to focusing on their highest-potential offerings, customers and markets and face the fierce competition from new market entrants.

Companies need to capitalize on today’s portfolio optimization opportunities and position themselves for growth. For companies looking to acquire or merge with another entity, or to shed a non-core or underperforming asset, we provide services that encompass deep experience in merger and acquisition (M&A) portfolio strategy, target screening, due diligence, carve-outs/divestitures and merger integration execution. We possess strong capabilities in developing and implementing joint venture and alliances strategy that help enterprises quickly and cost-effectively capitalize on new market opportunities. We can also help companies develop and implement a strong internal M&A capability that can support activities across all phases of the deal life cycle and help generate greater value from the transactions they execute.

Why Accenture

Accenture is uniquely qualified to help organizations optimize their portfolios:

M&A leadership: We have lead or had a significant role on the three largest mergers worldwide in the past six years.

Deep experience: In the past five years, we have advised clients in more than 620 deals globally.

Broad skills: Our deep experience managing and implementing major enterprise-wide projects helps to minimize the risk in any transaction. Companies and organizations are looking for game-changing solutions delivered with the right mix of skills, experience and global reach, and that’s what distinguishes Accenture in the marketplace.

Value capture: Our M&A practitioners have large scale transformation experience and bring expertise across the entire investment lifecycle. We know where to look for additional value that is typically missed by our competitors.

Deep functional expertise: We have a dedicated global M&A practice with deep expertise in Strategy, Supply Chain, IT, Sales, Marketing, Change Management and Finance Capabilities.

Global delivery: Our network of M&A professionals in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Western Hemisphere enables us to draw upon the best talent and resources for every client project.

M&A thought leaders: We have multiple patents, assets and tools, and published extensively more than one hundred articles on key topics.


M&A Portfolio Strategy: We help organizations create a solid portfolio renewal strategy including target screening based on value, operational due diligence services to quantify the expected value from transactions, and execution roadmaps to deliver M&A strategies with mitigated risk and uncertainty.

Merger Integration: We help companies develop merger frameworks that set up the integration program to focus on the key value drivers of the acquisition while mitigating customer and employee attrition and past experiences. We help the company to execute the integration plan across all business functions capturing the value and achieving the synergies on which the merger was based.

Carve-out/Divestiture: Divestitures of selected assets can also be part of a strategy for high performance by helping companies effectively tailor their portfolio of businesses and raise capital for acquisitions in markets and businesses that have greater strategic appeal.

Joint Venture/Alliances Strategy: Our rigorous partner screening framework enables companies to identify alliances and joint ventures with significant earnings potential and help companies quickly implement relationships to accelerate value capture.

Internal M&A Capability Development: We collaborate with clients to build in-house M&A organizations—a sort of M&A “machine”—that can generate predictable, repeatable and value-driven results with speed.

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