Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestures

By combining deep industry knowledge with world-class M&A execution skills, we help clients implement growth strategies. For example, if, as the result of a corporate strategy engagement, McKinsey has helped select an acquisition target for a client, we might start by preparing all the “outside-in” material required to structure a concrete deal proposal.

We will then facilitate the formal approach; advise on an optimal execution process and timetable; coordinate the work of other advisors, leveraging their specific knowledge and contributions; and play the center-forward role in deal structuring, valuation, due diligence and elaboration of the joint industrial plan.

When organic growth does not satisfy the needs of your stakeholders, or you would like to dispose of non-core assets, our corporate finance team can help. Our corporate finance experts can help you access new markets, assets, technologies, personnel, intellectual property and sources of finance. We can also help you to restructure the asset base of your business by disposing of underperforming assets or non-core parts of the business.

We provide a full range of M&A and financial advisory services across all industry sectors, from acquisitions through to raising finance. Wherever you are in the world, we are able to deploy local teams at short notice – teams that combine our deep industry expertise with local knowledge to focus on your deal. For every deal we are able to draw on the full range of services – including due diligence, tax and legal advice.