M&A Integration and Separation

Acquisitions and divestitures of businesses or business units create regulatory, legal, tax and financial challenges for investors. Our experts advise you across the entire lifecycle of a transaction. In this way, you achieve maximum value for you and your shareholders.  

Buy side – M&A integration

Mergers and acquisitions offer huge potential for value creation but may entail numerous risks.  Questions which need clarifying in advance include: 

How can I realise the potential synergies identified? How can I recognise problems in advance that could potentially impact negatively on the integration process later? How do I minimise interruptions to normal business during and after the acquisition? 

Our experts in post-merger integration (PMI) help you to answer your questions even before the deal is closed and prepare efficiently for day one. Together we determine clear structures and goals to achieve efficient synergy management. Based on the results of operational due diligence (ODD), our team develops approaches and solutions, and optimises the business model. In addition, we help you to prepare a corresponding reporting structure which reflects the new company.  

Sell side – Carve-out

A carve-out of a division or the sale of business units requires comprehensive expertise and effective planning to support professional implementation of the carve-out. Objective and professional external advice is frequently helpful in order to make the best decision and answer the most important questions:

How can I avoid loss of value when selling business units? Have I taken all regulatory, legal and tax issues into account? How can I prepare the necessary documentation most effectively?

PwC’s experts support you to separate business units efficiently and prepare all the required tax, legal and financial documentation for the new structures.  Together, we can ensure that day one goes smoothly, and the separation is successful across all business areas (HR, tax, IT, etc.). 

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