Corporate Development & Finance

Corporate Development & Finance


Corporate Development & Finance

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Managing for TSR

Value Creators 

December 2016

Nondurables companies seeking to deliver returns to their shareholders need to get back to fundamentals—strong brand portfolios, core capabilities, and business systems that give them an edge.

Mergers & Acquisitions

November 2016
When it comes to synergies, value-creating acquirers do three specific things differently. We set straight the role of synergies in M&A value creation.


November 2016
The only certainty is uncertainty. To make sure your M&A strategy is Brexit-ready, consider the likely impacts not only on your business but also on your industry.
October 2016
The looming changes give an opening to PE firms, but only if they’re adept at value-added transformation. Some UK sectors are especially attractive.


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.

Corporate Boards

August 2016
An actively engaged board is able to identify and act upon weak signals that could indicate a need for change. Its composition and operations reflect the evolving needs of the business.
June 2016
A BCG study of Nordic companies, which rank among the world’s top value creators, offers insights into how companies in all regions can promote long-term success.

Emerging Markets

February 2016
Many MNCs need to undertake a fundamental transformation in emerging markets. By starting with one local operation, they can develop a robust methodology for subsequent rollouts.
November 2015
Despite Brazil’s economic hardships, opportunities to create value for shareholders can be found. But companies accustomed to easy growth will need to fundamentally recalibrate their approach.
October 2015
Notions of a binary world, divided into wealthy “advanced” economies and fast-growing “emerging” economies, are outdated. Companies need a new approach to setting global strategies.
September 2015
The most entrepreneurial companies in emerging Asia are finding creative ways to navigate talent, infrastructure, and regulatory bottlenecks—and are seizing the greatest growth opportunities.