About this study
The EY Global Corporate Divestment Study focuses on how companies should approach portfolio strategy, improve divestment execution and future-proof their remaining business amid rapid technological change.
The 2018 study results are based on 1,000 interviews with 900 senior corporate executives and 100 private equity executives. The survey was conducted between October and December 2017 by FT Remark, the research and publishing arm of the Financial Times Group.
Executives are from companies across the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
• CEOs, CFOs or other C-suite-level executives make up 85% of executives surveyed.
• Executives have knowledge of or direct hands-on experience with their company’s portfolio review process and have been involved in at least one major divestment in the last three years.
• About a quarter of corporate executives represent companies with annual revenues of US$1b–US$5b, and 42%
represent companies with revenues that exceed US$5b.