Divestment strategy: sell and separate

Reimagine your portfolio and reshape your future through strategic sales and spins. Navigating risk and operating at speed, EY teams help you create long-term value through better divestments – from design to delivery. Our divestiture consulting services operate across the entire divestiture life cycle, from strategy to separation to stabilization upon deal closing. Our strategic portfolio management advice helps you decide what and when to monetize.



Strategies for successful corporate separations

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What EY can do for you in divestitures and carve-outs

Our diverse divestiture teams can help you capture full value from a divestiture, whether you are a corporate or a private equity fund. We can help you limit disruption, manage remaining tax cost structures and allow you to focus on creating long-term value for stakeholders.

We help enable strategic portfolio management through divestitures, including development of the value story and deal model, marketing the business to buyers, optimizing tax attributes to buyer and seller, preparing carve-out financials and developing operational separation plans.

We offer deep insight into portfolio management to help you get answers to key questions:

  • What should I sell to reposition my business in the market? 
  • How can I sell assets at optimal prices?
  • How can I reshape my portfolio to help meet sustainability/ESG targets?
  • How can I optimize my portfolio to raise capital for future investments?
  • How can I sell non-core assets to preserve capital and help digitally transform my business? 
  • How can I reframe my geographic footprint through divestments?

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