When organizations elect to divest or carve-out a percentage of their assets for strategic purposes, they face an array of challenges. Divestitures are complex transactions that typically take months to complete, even after identifying a potential acquirer. To maximize the benefits of the transaction, organizations require a carefully constructed strategy, rigorous due diligence, and precise execution to get to the closing more quickly. They must also know the financial and operating information that buyers want to see, and how it should be presented. Few organizations have the experience, training, and technology to pull it all together.
That’s why so many turns to RSM’s sell-side divestiture and carve-out team for strategic guidance and hands-on implementation. We have established a coordinated, comprehensive methodology to lead companies through an exit readiness exercise that aligns outcomes with goals. It ensures that financial, tax, operational, and market opportunities and issues are identified, managed, and mitigated before the transaction process begins. We believe that a disciplined approach to divestiture is critical. Regardless of the exit path, it translates into value.