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.
Corporate Finance contact: Daniela Nemoianu
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 — seize 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.
Transaction services contact - Daniela Nemoianu
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.
Restructuring services contact - Richard Perrin
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