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 Why the bank sector needs $600 billion worth of M&A
In Mergercast 57 Arjun Saxena and Doug Stotz, principals with PwC US, discuss a potentially game-changing dynamic: why the bank sector needs $600 billion worth of M&A.  The authors look at market forces transforming the sector, the unique challenge for smaller banks, and deal implications of new regulation.

Strategy That Works: A practical roadmap to success
"Strategy That Works" co-author, Paul Leinwand, brings to life some key concepts from the book. Building on more than a decade of research, he explains how companies like Haier, CEMEX, and Adidas have succeeded over time. “Success comes from making a promise about the value you’re going to create, and then focusing everything you have on delivering that promise. It’s about what you do, not what you sell.”

 

Connecting the world
Universal digital inclusion is a global development challenge. Connecting the world and bringing its entire population online will reduce poverty and provide opportunities for the world's poorest inhabitants. Learn more about Strategy&'s Connecting The World study and download related material here: www.strategyand.pwc.com/ctw.

 

Part 1: Divestitures: Hidden Value & Nasty Surprises
In this two-part Mergercast series Thomas Flaherty, a principal with PwC US, discusses a popular method of value creation – divestitures. Part 1 discusses why carve-outs are growing in popularity, competitive considerations a company should address before conducting a divestiture, and how best a company can create addition by subtraction. Part 2 addresses the tricky business of execution.

 

Part 2: Divestitures: Hidden Value & Nasty Surprises
Part 2 of this Mergercast series on divestitures addresses the tricky business of execution. Tom Flaherty, a principal with PwC US, discusses common mistakes made during the actual separation, planning for the unexpected, and what considerations are needed for the entity left behind to continue successfully. Part 1 discusses why carve-outs are growing in popularity.

 

Reducing your attractiveness to activists
Leading practitioners of Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business, and principals with PwC US, Randy Starr and Hunter Hohlt discuss how in recent years companies across all sectors have been the target of activist investors. Citing examples in the Aerospace and Defense industry, they outline some of the business strategies employed by companies that make them particularly vulnerable, and tactics they can employ to decrease their attractiveness to activists.