Business strategy

Bringing the know-how, technology, and scale to think and deliver big on your company’s greatest strengths

Strategy Experts

About

We measure our success by your success

The global market is defined by its complexity and fluidity. To shape your future you need to make bold moves, but, of course, that takes time. And money. And people.

That’s where we come in. Strategy& takes a bold and pragmatic approach to strategy. We help you see not only where you need to go, but also the choices you’ll need to make to get there, so you can forge a clear path from today’s potential to tomorrow’s promise.

What we can do to help

As the only at-scale strategy business that’s part of a global network with deep and broad capabilities expertise, we combine our strategic foresight with the experience of frontline teams across PwC to transform perspective into pragmatism, and ambition into action.

The result is a strategy process powerful enough to capture possibilities that have yet to be imagined, while practical enough to ensure effective delivery. It’s the strategy that gets an organization through the changes of today and drives results that redefine tomorrow. It’s the strategy that turns vision into reality.

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Private Equity

Our suite of services helps private equity firms realize their full potential through better-informed decisions across the whole investment life cycle, from investment strategy through exit:

  1. Market strategy: We work with your leadership team to help it optimize the firm’s overarching strategy and assess the attractiveness of a particular sector, theme or investment thesis.
  2. Commercial diligence: Commercial due diligence is a core service. Using data-driven analysis, including our unique capabilities in primary and secondary research and econometric analysis, we are able to support our clients’ diligence process in evaluating the attractiveness of a target’s industry and assessing its competitive position and opportunities for growth. Our work is supplemented by EY’s diligence capabilities in financial, tax, human capital and operations.
  3. Growth strategy: We assess opportunities for portfolio companies to expand their revenue. Examples of our capabilities include our data-driven approach to customer segmentation, geographic expansion, product line strategy and M&A strategy.
  4. Value creation: We guide our clients through the post-acquisition planning process for their portfolio companies. As part of our organization’s broader strategic capabilities, we help support cost optimization, marketing effectiveness, pricing optimization, sales force effectiveness initiatives and post-merger integration.
  5. Exit strategy:We can aid our clients in the exit phase of investment by articulating a portfolio company’s strategic position and future growth opportunities.

What to Expect

Comprehensive integration

Link your finance strategy to your corporate strategy, transactions and capital markets approach to create more value for your organization

Enhanced investor relations

Communicate a compelling equity story to investors and analysts, respond effectively to activist investors, and build new IR capabilities

TSR insights

Use our proprietary diagnostic to better understand what drives total shareholder return in your industry and compare your performance against peers

Effective equity story

Pinpoint the root causes of gaps between intrinsic versus market value and identify the best ways to close them through a compelling equity story

We work closely with CFOs and finance leaders to make sure the finance function's priorities are closely aligned with--and help propel--your corporate strategy. We'll help you create a roadmap of key initiatives that produce quick wins and efficiency gains while enhancing the capabilities that support your most strategic activities. Our Support Function Advantage expertise can help you add more value, reduce costs and operate as a true partner to the business. And our Results360 change management approach can help you build the skills you need and drive the lasting behavioral and culture changes that make results stick.

In this era of the activist investor we help CFOs tackle another key challenge: our investor management framework addresses all the essential levers that influence the gap between intrinsic and market value, enabling you to:

  1. Systematically uncover investor biases about your company and your industry sector
  2. Target the right investors: those that can truly move the stock, and be influenced
  3. Tailor the totality of your communication to these investors and adjust your communication mix to reflect the unique circumstances of your company
  4. Approach investor management activities in the same disciplined way as any critical, cross-functional business process, guided by clear strategies, execution plans, KPIs, and more