Adding method to managing an exit strategy

Weigh all your options

When a business cannot be fixed, funded, or sold, a wind down is necessary. Deloitte Turnaround & Restructuring’s (Deloitte T&R) Managed Exit practice works with clients to devise and implement the optimal strategy. Our proven methodology and experience help clients achieve successful wind downs. Explore how.

Exiting a business? Welcome aboard.

Every industry experiences periods of slow growth. Underperforming segments have pulled down the enterprise valuation of too many organizations. The question is, can you survive it?

Deloitte T&R’s Managed Exit practice helps multinational companies to act on underperforming and noncore areas of their respective business. In collaboration with multiple service lines and specialists across globally diverse jurisdictions, we work with our clients to develop an initial strategy, to conduct a thorough assessment, and to enact a favorable course of action.

But sometimes, a client’s only option is a wind down. When this proves optimal, we offer detailed planning and skilled implementation. Throughout a wind-down process, we focus on actionable plans with clear-cut roles and responsibilities.


How it is done

Failure to achieve a wind down on time and under cost may disrupt a company’s remaining businesses and diminish shareholder value, casting the parent organization as an underperforming company. Whether legal, operational, or financial, end-to-end collaboration throughout the process is essential.

Deloitte T&R prioritizes hands-on operational and financial advisory services. We create a transparent working relationship with management teams, collaborating onsite wherever appropriate to protect critical assets and mitigate risk. Likewise, we value working closely with a client’s legal counsel on issues such as statutory compliance, identification of labor issues, and execution of IP transfer.

The wind-down process can be divided into seven steps:

  1. Initiation and planning: Establishes framework and governance for applicable activities
  2. Work plan preparation: Creates detailed plans to capture a holistic view of expected work
  3. Pre-Day 1 execution: Executes against the work plan and establishes accountability
  4. Readiness certification: Focuses on legal and regulatory preparation with minute-by-minute planning
  5. Wind-down execution: Completes cutover activities and achieves Day 1 operation of remaining business
  6. Wind-down monitoring: Checks smooth operation of the legacy business post-Day 1
  7. Legal closure execution: Plans for legal closure and obtaining tax and regulatory signoffs

How else Deloitte can help

We offer specialization across all functional areas of a managed exit, including but not limited to:

Future of Work: Ways of working in uncertain times


  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Communications
  • HR
  • IT
  • Supply chain

Accounting and Finance

  • Financial statement preparation
  • Audit readiness
  • Account reconciliation services


  • Business tax
  • Transfer pricing
  • Debt cancellation analysis
  • M&A tax services



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Richard Infantino

Richard Infantino

Managing Director | Deloitte Turnaround & Restructuring

Richard has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of senior management and consulting positions. In addition, he has served as crisis manager, chief strategy (restructuring) officer (CSO), int... More

Ryan Maupin

Ryan Maupin

Ryan is a Managing Director and serves as the national leader of Deloitte’s Turnaround & Restructuring practice. Ryan brings more than 20 years of financial restructuring and interim management experi... More

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