Increasingly, companies are revisiting their presence in foreign markets, and often concluding it’s time to exit. The reasons for a country exit vary, but they include rising operating complexity, supply-chain issues, margin pressure, and disruptive geopolitical events. Leaving foreign markets, however, can be a challenging process. How do you decide if it’s time to exit?
In a new KPMG report, Rethinking global footprint: Time to exit some markets?, we look at why companies choose to exit countries and for those considering it, propose a framework for evaluating a potential departure. In each case, a company must undertake thorough market and product evaluations, and then in executing the exit it must make detailed plans to minimize disruptions and unintended consequences.