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Randall Mabie

Managing Partner, M&A Services, Tata Consultancy Services

Blake Hansen

Partner, M&A Services, Tata Consultancy Services

Stuart Wilson

Partner, M&A Services, Tata Consultancy Services

Eliminate TSA woes with Divestment Factories

The second half of 2020 witnessed a rebound in M&A activity with the highest third quarter on record, according to Dealogic. Many deals that were put on hold due to the economic uncertainties and logistical issues posed by COVID-19 are coming to fruition. With previously planned divestitures or future carve outs now back on the table, sellers, as well as buyers, must address the proverbial ‘elephant in the room’ – transition service agreements (TSAs).

A TSA can not only create distractions to a seller’s remaining business but provide sub-optimal operational support to the buyer during integration of the acquired assets.

This whitepaper describes what drives the need for TSAs, provides guidance on how to right-size the scope with M&A playbooks, and shares insights on how to avoid TSAs all together with pre-defined solutions and migration services or Divestment Factories.