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CFO Insights — Better break-ups: The art of the divestiture

Published on: Apr 23, 2015

In their continuing efforts to unlock greater shareholder value from portfolio realignment, CFOs are increasingly turning to spin-offs, which create new public companies out of existing business units.

While the transactions may be logical in concept, they are rarely easy in execution. No two are the same, and with each one, CFOs and their teams face a host of tasks, such as defining precisely which businesses and assets to sell or spin off, creating financial statements for the resulting entity, and mapping a quick, yet effective separation plan.

This issue looks at four lessons to consider when separating an entity and keys to helping companies get it right the first time.


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