Episode 38: Spinoffs

In this episode, J. Neely, a Partner at Strategy&, examines the renewed interest in spinoffs seen in 2011, when a number of major companies announced plans to slim down their organizations.  He explores a number of topics including whether the spinoff trend will continue into 2012, strategies behind major 2011 spinoffs including Kraft and Sara Lee, other spinoff transactions of note such as Fortune Brands and McGraw Hill, and whether this spinoff trend suggests a move away from mergers and toward corporate shrinkage and pure-play competitors.

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