In Mergercast 58, principals with PwC US Tom Hansson and Abhijeet Shekdar discuss the growth challenges large, well-established food and beverage companies are facing today and how to address them against a backdrop of changing consumer tastes, impatient capital markets, high cost structures and anemic top-line growth.
In Mergercast 56 J.Neely, a principal with PwC US and Joerg Krings, a managing director with Strategy& Germany based in Munich, discuss the growing rationale for digital deal making, why, and the M&A challenges when these companies get together.
In Mergercast 55 principals with PwC US J. Neely and Paul Leinwand, who is a co-author of Strategy That Works, discuss how winning companies close the elusive strategy-to-execution gap, and how these relate to choices about M&A.
"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.”
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 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.