What’s more complicated than a major piece of M&A? Carving out a standalone business unit from an integrated corporate group ahead of that M&A.

Georgie Blyth, partner at PwC, speaks with Ben about spin-off transactions: why they are complex, what to look for, and how to manage for success. Georgie pinpoints the key factors that legal teams need to help get right in order to lead these highly technical transactions to success. They include HR issues, designing and implementing the new business operating model, and stakeholder management, tech solutions and project management. As a bonus, he explains how to plan around expensive notary fees that are typically triggered by corporate reorganisations in continental Europe!