Sell-Side & Divestiture Services

Maximizing time and opportunity while limiting risk and disruption

How an owner decides to exit a business and who they partner with in the management, strategy, and execution of a divestiture matters. Whether it is the carve-out of an existing business, packaging a group of non-core assets for sale, the formation of a joint venture, a spin-off or IPO to the public markets, our Sell-Side & Divestiture Services team has the tools, experience, and subject-matter knowledge to help you accelerate your speed to execution and enhance the opportunity while managing risk and limiting disruption to the existing business.

Delivering bottom-line benefits for sell-side transactions

Identify the right deal
From portfolio review, to perimeter definition, and divestiture strategy, Deloitte helps clients address their long-term growth aspirations and become a prepared seller from a financial, tax, operational, and commercial perspective. Deloitte will develop and assess client portfolio strategies, internal divestiture capabilities, transform-while-you-transact restructuring planning, and separation design and structuring.

Deloitte has a suite of innovative tools and accelerators available as part of the Total M&A Solution that drive value throughout the early transaction lifecycle. For example, iDeal is a set of analytics, visualization, and automation tools that distill detailed financial, operational, and commercial data into big-picture insights to enable impactful conversations. Additionally, ValueD is a digital platform that brings transparency to the valuation process through flexible benchmarking and dynamic modeling capabilities.

Execute the deal successfully
Deloitte supports separation execution throughout the sell-side process by ensuring consistent messaging through a virtual data room, bidder due diligence Q&A, and sell-side banker collaboration. Deloitte helps clients develop financial information, audit-ready financial statements, tax structuring alternatives, TSA/MSA sheets, and other tax, financial, or operational separation materials required for effective deal execution. Deloitte prepares functional separation of systems, processes, people, and assets through workplans and Day 1 readiness requirements, advises readiness for cutover at closing, and executes Day 1 command centers.

Deloitte’s Total M&A Solution includes several key tools that streamline separation planning and execution activities. Among the integrated set of innovative technologies focused on executing the deal are Deloitte’s Financial Statement Carve-out Accelerator, which fast-tracks the development and audit of carve-out financial statements. D-ICE, an AI solution that analyzes unstructured contract data to significantly accelerate the contract review process; and M&A Central, a SaaS application that provides critical program management capabilities across the separation lifecycle. This set of technologies, amongst others in the Total M&A Solution suite offer M&A solutions that can be tailored to each client’s transaction journey—and help map the path ahead.
                          Deliver the promised returns
Deloitte provides the support needed to draft disclosure schedules, support sellers during negotiations, and execute on organizational restructuring, post-close transformation and functional optimization of dis-synergies and stranded costs for the remaining company post-transaction. Additionally, Deloitte assists clients in post-close activities such as TSA/MSA tracking, execution, and exit planning.

As part of Deloitte’s Total M&A Solution, Flexible Computing Services is a cloud-based, preconfigured solution that allows rapid digital transformation of core business processes and technology architecture in M&A situations.

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Chris Caruso

Chris Caruso

Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Financial Advisory Leader

Chris is a partner and the leader of Deloitte’s US Life Sciences M&A practice in addition to the Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Financial Advisory leader. Chris has more than 20 years of experience... More

Ryan J. Stecz

Ryan J. Stecz

M&A Tax Partner

Ryan is a partner with Deloitte Tax LLP in the M&A Transaction Services practice, based in Chicago. Ryan has more than 20 years of public accounting experience including more than 15 years as a dedica... More

Lauren Hayes

Lauren Hayes

Managing Director | M&A Consultative Services

Lauren is a managing director in the Merger & Acquisition Consultative Services practice with Deloitte Consulting LLP and leads the US Divestiture service offering. She has more than 15 years of exper... More