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 Growth Imperative

April 2016
Corporate venturing is entrenched in the corporate landscape, and companies are expanding their repertoire of venturing tools. Here’s how to make the most of them.
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.”

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.

Activism

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.

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.
Value Patterns
September 2013
Three winners in the 2013 Value Creators rankings show how business leaders can use value patterns to unlock new sources of value.
June 2012
To understand how value patterns work, consider the story of the one we call high-value brands.
April 2012
A CEO who develops an explicit corporate investment thesis—as professional investors do—can create a coherent process for managing a company’s strategic choices.