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Merger & Acquisition library

Navigate the M&A library by clicking on one of the phases of the deal lifecycle below.

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Divestitures aren’t just mergers in reverse – they’re complicated, counter-intuitive transactions that include carve-outs, spin-offs, liquidations, split-offs, exchanges and tracking stocks. Today, untangling a business unit from its parent is more difficult than ever, especially since the parent organization, spin-off and buyer may all have different agendas. To get the results you expect, it’s critical to maintain operational excellence while managing potential conflicts between the announcement and final execution.

Explore the contents of the M&A library by clicking on one of the phases of the deal lifecycle below: 

M&A Library

M&A Strategy

Target Screening

Due Diligence

Transaction Execution



More Featured content

  • Sell-side considerations for a cross-border divestiture
    Cross-border divestitures in an increasingly globalized environment. What considerations should sellers be mindful of?
  • Divestiture Survey Report 2013: Sharpening your strategy
    Divestitures are becoming more a matter of strategy than survival. Deloitte surveyed executives regularly involved in divestitures to assess the past experience of their companies, their outlook for the future, and the challenges they face. Read our findings from the survey and insights from Deloitte’s experience in the marketplace.
  • Sell-side considerations for middle-market companies
    What are some of the issues and challenges company owners face leading up to and during the sale process? What are some of the leading practices that can help a seller prepare for and execute a transaction that achieves their goals for deal value? Learn more here.
  • Carve-out financial statements: Tax considerations and complexities
    This report discusses key tax issues arising from a divestiture.
  • Sellers, conditions are ripe: Time to take a bite at the apple
    This article features insights on the current M&A and tax environments and discusses some strategic opportunities available to companies seeking liquidity.

As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. 

More Dig Deeper

  • Integration and divestiture planning and execution
    Learn more about divestiture planning and management
  • Finance integration and divestiture
    How can you turn a deal that looks good into a deal that delivers? Learn more
  • HR integration and divestiture
    Know how the organizations planning to integrate anticipate and handle the challenges during the deal
  • IT integration and divestiture
    Learn how IT can play a major role in M&A deal process

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