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2020 Global Corporate Divestment Study

This report by EY explores the latest thinking on portfolio rebalancing and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on corporate divestments.

Key points include:
  • Almost three-quarters of UK respondents say that they’ve held onto assets too long
  • 65 percent of UK respondents said that there was a delay in closing their last deal due to a lack of understanding around regulatory requirements
  • Half of UK respondents said that a need to fund new technology investments had prompted their latest divestment
  • 43 percent of global companies say they are continuing preparation, but deferring active marketing of divestments

Related Experts

Charles Honnywill
Lead Partner, Divestiture Advisory Services, UK & Ireland

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