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Top issues for technology M&A: 2014

This article features issues impacting technology industry M&A in 2014.

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Divestiture Planning and Execution

Outside-in perspective to divestitures

Successful surgery relies on a combination of detailed examinations, effective medical practices, and surgeon experience and intuition. The same is true when a company decides to sell all or part of the business—a transaction can go horribly wrong without accurate and extensive due diligence information. Worse yet, significant value can be lost if deal execution falters post-closing.

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Deloitte’s Divestiture Planning and Execution practice brings an outside-in perspective to the divestiture process based on thousands of transactions across industries.

Understanding that each transaction time frame differs, Deloitte’s divestiture practice can help companies balance speed with elegance to manage transaction risk, minimize transition service agreements (TSAs), maximize deal value, and address potential stranded costs.

We work closely with our other M&A practices, such as M&A Strategy, Commercial and Operational Diligence, and Functional Integration and Carve Outs, to provide insights at each stage of the M&A life cycle. We also leverage the audit, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services of Deloitte’s network of practitioners to bring the targeted resources to our divestiture planning and execution engagement.

 

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  • Separation planning and execution
  • Carve-out financial statement development
  • TSA strategy and implementation
  • Day One and separation readiness
  • Stranded cost identification and minimization

 

Potential bottom-line benefits

  • Increasing shareholder value through rapid, effective transaction execution
  • Reducing risk by enhancing business continuity and developing executable TSAs
  • Identifying quick wins that give a transaction early credibility
  • Enhancing discipline through content-rich, knowledge-based program management
  • Reducing disruption by focusing on people and change management
  • Retaining customers and employees through rigorous execution of customized playbooks
  • Reducing stranded costs by confirming SG&A details don’t fall between the cracks

 

Divestitures require specific capabilities, from strategy through execution, that may not be available in-house at most companies.

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