Divestitures and Spin-Offs

Lessons Learned in the Trenches of the World’s Largest M&A Deals

  • Joseph Joy

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph Joy
      Pages 3-9
  3. Planning for the Deal

  4. Executing the Deal

  5. Focusing on RemainCo

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Joseph Joy
      Pages 451-457
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 459-476

About this book


The world of M&A has always been complex and nuanced. Corporations encounter their toughest business problems during a divestiture or a merger. At the same time, optimal execution of divestitures can also create high value for the seller as well as the buyer. This book is a collection of leading practices on Divestitures and covers end to end transaction life cycle from readiness through execution including post deal transformation. It contains the synthesis of experiences across a wide array of clients across industries, ranging from $500 million to $100 billion in revenue.

Each chapter in this book can stand on its own as an authority on leading practices related to the topic it presents, and together, these chapters provide a comprehensive set of perspectives needed to successfully complete a divestiture. The highlight of the book is valuable real-life examples and references that a business can benefit from, when it is considering, analyzing or implementing a divestiture.


Divestitures Mergers Acquisitions M&A Divestiture Financial Separation IT Separation Information Technology Transaction Service Agreement Separation Management Office

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph Joy
    • 1
  1. 1.Deloitte Consulting LLPSan JoseUSA

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