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Business Restructuring

Supporting decision makers through business challenges and underperformance

With a commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes, we help clients navigate critical and complex issues, improve performance and realise strategic goals.

There are many reasons why a business may find itself facing financial challenges and needing to rapidly improve performance. Triggers for underperformance can include:

  • declining earnings
  • liquidity and cash flow concerns
  • disruption, and
  • stakeholder pressure.

However, a downward financial spiral is not inevitable. Early detection and decisive action are key to restoring and improving performance and value.

Our Business Restructuring team has significant experience advising on corporate restructures and turnarounds in the Australian market, and a close alignment with our wider advisory offering allows us to integrate expertise from across deals, tax, legal and financial services where needed.

With a commitment to the best possible outcomes, we help clients navigate critical and complex issues, improve performance and realise strategic goals.

Improve your cash position

While there are many finance levers available that can give you time to improve your position, knowing which one to pull and when requires experience and insight.

With extensive experience in company restructuring, refinancing and successful asset sales and divestments, and an emphasis on employing the most advanced resources in forensic technology - we work to best position your business for success.

Our services include:

  • financial analysis
  • cash flow strategy and execution
  • refinancing with alternative capital
  • forensic accounting
  • investigations
  • due diligence
  • working capital management
  • real estate
  • forensic technology
  • investor, shareholder and lender management.

Respond to disruptions and distress

When a business faces disruption - through regulatory change, a change in leadership, natural disaster or a fall in share market price - there will likely be financial implications.

Through our comprehensive experience, we can help you navigate the interplay between risk, debt, business operations and other key factors that underpin a company’s success, and determine how best to achieve the right balance in times of change and uncertainty.

We can also draw on our qualified external network of interim management specialists to fill any gaps you may have.



Our services include:

  • risk assessment and response options
  • restructuring, regeneration or turnaround strategies and execution
  • crisis stabilisation and business viability reviews
  • financial planning and forecasting
  • cost reduction
  • cash generation
  • sale of assets and divestments
  • change, stakeholder and project management.

Manage stakeholders in times of financial pressure

When faced with a financially distressed business, navigating the new world of compliance and keeping your investors, shareholders and lenders informed can be a daunting prospect.

We work with banks, investors, boards, management teams, shareholders, suppliers, customers, regulators and government agencies - as well as employees - to help navigate this new terrain one step at a time.

Maintain control in an exit or closure

After thorough assessment, you may determine that closing or choosing to exit all or part of your business is the most appropriate strategy. A complex process with a lot of moving parts, this is a time when your employees, customers, shareholders, investors and potential buyers will all need relevant and specific information to help make informed decisions.

We work with corporates, banks and other financial stakeholders to find the best option for managing risk and protecting businesses and brands.

Our services include:

  • exit option assessment - including divestment, closure, downsizing and hybrid reorganisation
  • options modelling
  • organisational structure simplification
  • defence against an adverse value assessment
  • deed of company arrangement (DOCA)
  • receivership and other security enforcement
  • court liquidation, and creditors and members voluntary liquidation
  • personal insolvency agreement (PIA)
  • bankruptcy
  • voluntary administration, insolvency and other exit strategies.

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Stephen Longley

Partner, Deals, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 3 8603 3203

Michael Fung

Partner, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 3 8603 1147

Rob Silverwood

Deals Business Leader, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 (3) 8603 2315

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