Corporate Development & Finance


Corporate Development & Finance

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Managing for TSR

Value Creators 

May 2016
See which companies came out on top worldwide and in 28 industries in BCG's annual Value Creators rankings, which the firm has published since 1999.
February 2016
The strongest companies in Australia created superior value despite a subdued market. Regardless of their size or sector, these companies delivered growth in revenues and profit margins.
July 2015

When it comes to value creation, companies can learn a lot from those that deliver superior TSR relative to their peers despite strong economic headwinds. 

July 2015
Here’s how companies can use a focus on value creation to jump-start a far-reaching organizational and business transformation.

The CFO Agenda

March 2016
Potent forces are reshaping Germany’s corporate-finance landscape. To succeed, businesses must craft new approaches to get needed financing, and banks must find ways to remain relevant.
March 2015
Before investing in new performance management systems, leaders need to identify the metrics that really matter and design processes for translating data into effective decision making.
April 2013
Managing risk involves more than complex financial models and formal risk-management systems. Here are ten basic principles that should govern the art of risk management.

Mergers & Acquisitions

May 2016
Half of all insurance transactions fail to create value. Companies can tip the scales with rigorous strategy and target analysis, strong deal execution, and effective postmerger integration.


February 2016
By leveraging activists’ own moves, tech executives will do more than shield themselves from attack. They will focus on what counts: creating value.
September 2015
Board members should engage regularly with senior managers to examine value creation alternatives, and then pursue the ones that generate the greatest shareholder value.
August 2015
Management and boards can beat activists at their own game by viewing the company through the activists’ lens and preemptively crafting superior value-creation plans.
February 2014
The best defense against activist investors is to borrow directly from their playbook. Examine your company as an activist would.

Corporate Strategy

February 2016
Four steps will ensure that a corporate spin-off delivers the kind of value that investors expect—for both the newly independent business and the initiating company.
The Growth Imperative
October 2015
Why can’t European entrepreneurs attract more private European money? Low returns are only partly to blame. Here’s how to make the market more investor friendly.
January 2014
How have some companies found growth despite the odds? BCG research offers lessons from “uphill growers.”