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Consumer trends and changing behaviour are having an unprecedented impact on both retail and consumer goods. New and shifting channels and emerging business models put pressure on large established players but also generate new opportunities. Driven by the need to change or to seize these opportunities, PE and corporates are increasingly stepping up their M&A activities to seize opportunities.
PwC Deals assists Retail & Consumer companies during the deals process in multiple ways; from defining and validating M&A strategy and finding relevant targets, to due diligence on all relevant aspects of a deal (commercial, financial, operational, IT, pensions and tax). Post-deal we help Retail & Consumer companies with post-merger integration and carve-out issues. Our restructuring business can help retail and consumer goods companies that are under financial pressure.
We can help you to define or validate M&A Strategy through an assessment of consumer markets segments and an M&A target search that provides great opportunities. We can help grow your business through a well-thought strategy based on your capabilities and fit.
Maximising value before divesting a business unit or portfolio company and preparing an asset for sale. Our team has extensive experience in these important aspects and knows how to anticipate on the quickly changing retail and consumer markets.
A key understanding of external factors as well knowing the internal workings of retail and consumer related businesses is critical in your assessment of a Target. We have tailored Due Diligence methodologies for retail and consumer goods companies, often including specific Deals Data & Analyse competencies to reveal and support underlying trends hidden in the company’s data. We offer an integrated approach, covering the relevant aspects of a Deal and use different lenses (financial, commercial, operational, tax, legal considerations) to support you in making the right decisions.
Turning your transaction in a success is always a challenge. We assist you in extracting the most value from your deal through effective target operating models, integration and separation programme design. We can also assist you in identifying and materialising new growth opportunities such as new markets and products.
"Changing consumer markets are putting traditional Retail & Consumer companies increasingly under pressure. Difficult to achieve topline growth and declining cost-cutting potential is moving PE and corporates towards M&A"