Both a carved-out business and its corporate parent typically focus on the present rather than setting up the new entity for long-term success. But they need to strive for sustainable excellence to validate the carve-out’s first-year investment thesis and achieve its growth targets.
A well-defined and well-intentioned global delivery model (GDM) of shared, centralized and decentralized services is crucial to realizing a carve-out’s deal thesis. Developing the GDM also is a critical step in turning a once-struggling business into a thriving example of efficiency and efficacy that achieves both optimization and economies of scale.
As we look to the carve-out’s future, we must consider the resources and capabilities provided by its parent as well as those the carve-out will need to survive on its own.