Deals Strategy

Deals Strategy advises investors and corporates on their investment and growth agenda, with services such as commercial/strategic due diligence, market entry strategy/market assessment and feasibility studies/business plan development.

Deals Strategy is a connection between two different worlds—deals (or transactions) and strategy consulting.

Deals consulting in deal strategy

Our practitioners bring deep industry experience to our engagements, and take pride in delivering at pace. With this combination of pace and depth, we are able to successfully deliver complex strategy engagements to our clients in short time frames ranging between two to eight weeks.

Deals Strategy conducts deep primary research on all engagements, which, combined with PwC’s extensive global consulting knowledge collateral and secondary research, can ensure differentiated and rich strategic insights in our client engagements.

Some of the sectors where we have deep experience include:

  •  Consumer products
  •  Retail
  •  Logistics
  •  Media and entertainment
  •  Education
  •  Agribusiness
  • Industrials
  • Telecom, Media and Entertainment
  • Agriculture, Food and Beverages
  • High-Tech, Electronics and IT/ITeS
  • Real Estate and Housing
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Packaging
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • IT/ITeS
  • Financial Services
  • FMCG and Durables
  • Retail, E-Commerce and Consumer Services
  • Logistics and Infrastructure

Deals Strategy is ideally positioned to advise clients when they have the following questions:

  Key question  Service offering 


Which are some of the attractive industries and targets that we can invest in?

  • Industry assessment
  • Targetscreening/profiling 


We have identified a target company—how can we do a quick analysis of their market/competitive positioning and growth plans without engaging with the target? 
  • Outside-in commercial/strategic due diligence 


For our proposed investment in a target, how can we analyse their industry of operations, competitive positioning and realism in their business plan assumptions? 
  • Commercial/strategic due diligence 


Our portfolio company is seeking to grow/diversify in a new/related business—how can they do so? 
  • Market assessment/feasibility study 


How can we identify value creation opportunities for our portfolio company?
  • Portfolio company performance enhancement 
  Key question Service offering
1 We are seeking to enter a new or related business—how can we get a view of our strategy and financial returns?
  • Market assessment/feasibility study growth strategy
2 We are seeking to enter a new geographical territory (MNC entering India or Indian company going global)—what are the key considerations that we need to evaluate?
  • Market entry strategy
3 We are keen to acquire companies—can you help us understand, screen and profile potential acquisition targets? 
  • Target screening/profiling 
4 We would like to enter into a joint venture (JV)—can you help us prepare for this?
  • JV strategy
5 We are in M&A discussions—can you help us evaluate synergies in the potential deal?
  • Synergy assessment
6 Can you help us evaluate our business objectively, as a private equity fund would?
  • PE view of business
7 Can you help us strategically evaluate a target we are seeking to invest in/acquire?
  • Commercial/strategic due diligence

Contact us

Sankalpa Bhattacharjya

Leader, PwC India

Tel: +91 124 330 6012

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