The work of dealmakers has a profound influence on the ultimate success of the entities they create. When it comes to joint ventures and alliances, their track record is not stellar. More than 50% of joint ventures, for example, fail to meet the expectations of their shareholders. Most are restructured within 3 years; the average lifespan is just over 7 years.
Water Street's team has advised on more than 120 joint venture and alliance transactions in the past 5 years, conducted research studies on performance and best-practice, and written dozens of articles on the unique issues and challenges these deals introduce
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We have worked in recent years extensively with Water Street to professionalize our JV management practices and practitioner cadre. We have found that their external perspectives helped us to drive real value from our JVs.
As a JV CEO for over 10 years, I have come to rely on Water Street Partners as a prime source of advice for our JV. Their depth of knowledge and understanding of joint ventures is unparalleled. Our relationship with Water Street has truly had a positive impact on our business.