Operational separation

Our teams help clients successfully separate processes, people and systems, and focus on key value drivers, during the sale or spin-off of a business unit, division or an entire entity.

What EY can do for you

Our capabilities include:
  • Divestiture strategy: We can help you develop a separation strategy and road map while considering your go-to-market approach, interim and future state organization design, employee and customer retention implications, process redesign requirements, data analytics and any working capital implications. Post-separation, we identify value creation opportunities for your remaining business.

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  • Operational diligence: We offer more than the early identification of the operational issues affecting a business case. We focus on the key issues of your  business by preparing diligence reports, analyzing stand-alone and stranded costs, helping prepare management for negotiations, examining efficiencies and developing fact-based positions for future-state operating models and transition service agreements (TSAs).

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  • Separation planning and execution: We support the development and execution of separation plans to minimize disruption to the ongoing business and disentangle complex areas — including customers and contracts, legal entities, IT infrastructure and applications, supply chain and human resources. Our proprietary leading practice tools provide a robust platform to help manage your transactions in a coordinated manner.

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