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M&A and Divestitures

Embedding Corporate Transactions into Overall Strategy

M&A and divestitures are increasingly critical to business success. Why? Growth drives value creation, and acquisitions offer a way to grow when organic growth is limited. Actively pruning the business portfolio over time also helps a company sustain its capacity to deliver value. It’s not easy—most M&As actually destroy value. The key is to manage corporate transactions as an industrial process, not an occasional activity, at all stages—be it during due diligence or in the critical post-merger integration phase.

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GlaxoSmithKline chose to divest of two of its health beverage brands for £1.35 billion. How did the company plan for a successful sale?

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  • Leads BCG's M&A work globally
  • Strategic and commercial due diligence
  • Divestitures, carve-outs, and trade sales
  • Shareholder value creation, TSR strategy
  • Leads BCG's M&A and post-merger integration topics globally
  • Corporate portfolio strategy
  • Brand strategy in multiple categories
  • Cost reduction programs
  • Leads BCG's post-merger integration topic globally
  • Post-merger integration (mergers and acquisitions)
  • Culture integration
  • Organization design
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