To help make your company more robust, consider divesting struggling and non-core assets and take advantage of bargain prices to make acquisitions that will be a good strategic fit come the recovery. If full-blown merger and acquisition is not for you, consider other alternatives. Joint ventures can enable companies to share capital expenditure and risk; asset swaps allow for the exchange of business and assets while cost-sharing mechanisms are a creative way of sharing the costs of core services with multiple users.
Be innovative. There’s nothing like corporate belt-tightening for identifying ways to enhance or squeeze more out of your business. In fact, some of the greatest ideas — even the iPod — come out of recession. Consider whether new markets, either internationally or at home, hold better prospects for your business.
Fortune, they say, favors the brave — seizes the initiative and look for opportunities. KPMG’s transaction teams can help you here. Our firms’ professionals offer ideas, experience, independence and commitment to enable your company to be in position to take advantage of the new environment.
On the other hand, these are extraordinary times and you may need to take extraordinary measures. Good clients may have become bad debts. Reliable suppliers no longer able to supply. Banks not lending. From underperforming businesses, to those in distress, KPMG’s restructuring professionals work alongside management, stakeholders and lenders to help make real improvements to cash flow, profit & loss and the corporate balance sheet.
We take a hands-on approach to helping you stabilize your business and identify new opportunities to make sustainable changes to your strategy, operations and finances. Brought in early, KPMG firms can:
Supported by member firm professionals in both corporate finance and transaction services, our restructuring team is here to turn your business around, to help it survive in difficult circumstances and make it a winner. Sometimes, sadly, nothing can be done to resurrect a failing business that has run out of cash. As a last resort, we can ensure stakeholders are fully informed and advise them of the most appropriate option to increase recoveries.
KPMG Transaction Services provides advisory support for mergers and acquisitions. Services range from assisting in the formulation of corporate strategy, pre-deal evaluation, business integration planning, deal structuring, comprehensive due diligence, post acquisition integration support to exit strategies.