Why preparation is critical for successful divestments

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3 minute read 19 Mar 2019
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Rich Mills

EY Americas Divestiture Advisory Services Leader

Leader of complex divestitures that help enhance shareholder value and drive more efficient capital allocation. Dedicated husband and father.

Paul Hammes

EY Global Transaction Diligence and Divestiture Advisory Services Leader

Leader in transformational global divestitures. Catalyst for profitable growth. Innovator. Value driver. Passionate about diversity in business. Husband. Father.

3 minute read 19 Mar 2019

Watch the video recap of our 2019 webcast for perspectives on divestment planning and execution to help optimize speed and value.

C-suites across the globe face several forces affecting divestment plans – from shifting customer expectations to technology-driven sector convergence to ongoing shareholder pressure.

Companies are streamlining operating models so they can pivot more quickly in pursuit of new growth opportunities and stay competitive. They are also using divestments to fund new investments in technology, products, markets and geographies. More than ever, divestments are at the core of growth and transformation strategies. And the appetite for divestments remains near record levels – 84% of companies plan to divest within the next two years.

Watch the full video replay of Divestments in 2019: agility, growth and transformation with a panel of EY professionals and Blackstone as they discuss key insights from the Global Corporate Divestment Study and answer clients’ most pressing questions:

  • Why are so many companies divesting?
  • How can you operationalize a divestment for success?
  • How can you maximize value from the next wave of buyers?

Summary

Our 2019 Divestments webcast focuses on how companies should approach portfolio strategy, improve divestment execution and future-proof their remaining business.

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Authors

Rich Mills

EY Americas Divestiture Advisory Services Leader

Leader of complex divestitures that help enhance shareholder value and drive more efficient capital allocation. Dedicated husband and father.

Paul Hammes

EY Global Transaction Diligence and Divestiture Advisory Services Leader

Leader in transformational global divestitures. Catalyst for profitable growth. Innovator. Value driver. Passionate about diversity in business. Husband. Father.