Strategy& provides mergers and acquisitions consulting services to public-sector and private-sector operating and investment companies. Since 2002, the firm has assisted in more than 600 acquisitions and restructurings for clients globally. In the Middle East region, we have worked on some of the largest mergers and acquisitions deals in a variety of sectors: petrochemicals, utilities, oil and gas, industrials, telecommunications, transportation, retail, media, and healthcare, among others.
Client engagements include merger planning, acquisition due diligence, post-merger integration, portfolio restructuring, and initial public offering strategy development. We also assist clients with reviewing divestitures, developing alliance and partnership strategies, and assessing investment opportunities. Our restructuring consultants apply rigorous analytical frameworks, supported by lessons from leading global companies, to provide robust mergers and restructuring strategies that result in significant, sustainable changes in performance.
Helping clients define an acquisition/merger approach that supports their corporate strategy, including defining the drivers and logic for the acquisition and screening potential targets.
Conducting detailed due diligence for buyers or sellers. This includes assessing the target company’s commercial potential given its competitive positioning; external challenges related to regulations, technology, the economy, and consumer behavior; and internal challenges related to management capabilities, organizational effectiveness, and financial resources.
Supporting organizations’ postmerger integration by developing a detailed integration plan (prior to the closing of the deal); defining integration risks; setting up a program management office; and managing the implementation, including market-facing, operational, organizational, and financial initiatives.
Supporting privatization of state-owned enterprises starting with the development of privatization strategy, strategic and business planning, program management, and post-privatization restructuring.
Assisting underperforming companies in improving performance through a review of market-facing, operational, organizational, and financial functions.
Assisting organizations that want to divest one of their businesses or restructure their portfolio on the basis of defined strategic drivers in making the decision and defining the approach (for example, IPO or trade sale?).
Developing the alliance and partnership strategy that best fits the corporate strategy and assisting companies in defining the optimal operating model for managing those alliances and partnerships.