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January 21, 2021

Thursday, 11 February 2021 | How companies are using an asset-light strategy to gain a competitive advantage (11 am EST)

In this webcast, leaders will discuss how asset-light strategies are helping companies improve their cost structure, enhance agility and grow their business in a post-pandemic world.

As companies enter the recovery stage from COVID-19, many are re-evaluating ownership of non-core assets and operations, and potentially migrating to an ecosystem of strategic partners. These partners, typically “better owners or managers” of such assets, can help transition fixed costs to a variable cost structure, enhance company agility, shift resources to focus on core or critical capabilities, and enhance valuation.

During this webcast, industry and EY leaders will discuss:

  • What factors are driving the trend toward asset-light strategies
  • The latest data on how asset-light approaches may enable higher returns and may help to accelerate COVID-19 recovery
  • Where to begin when re-evaluating ownership of non-core assets and operations
  • Implications for tax and accounting, deal structure and governance

We hope you will be able to join us.

Date: Thursday, 11 February 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m -12:00 p.m. EST New York

Registration: Register for this event.


  • Willem Appelo, Former Worldwide Vice President Supply Chain, Strategy, Innovation and Deployment, Johnson & Johnson
  • Ed Noack, Global Director, Dow Services Business and Transaction Leader, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dow
  • Ana Maria Romero, Principal, International Tax and Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Giri Varadarajan, Partner, EY-Parthenon, Ernst & Young LLP


  • Sam R. Johnson, Americas Vice Chair – Accounts, Ernst & Young LLP

CPE credit offered: 1.2. Final CPE award to be based on content, polling, and length of participation. See CPE FAQ for more information.

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