Large corporations will streamline and look to divest non-core assets. Examples of the trend are already in evidence. In November, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) announced it will sell the famed Duracell battery unit to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BERK.A, BERK.B) for $4.7 billion in stock.

The transaction will allow Cincinnati-based P&G to shed the slow-growing brand and focus on an estimated 80 other brands.

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