Corporate Development & Finance

Corporate Development & Finance


Corporate Development & Finance

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Value Creators 

March 2017
In 2016, Australia’s largest companies demonstrated that shareholder value can be created across all industries, regardless of broader economic and geopolitical trends.

Portfolio Management

December 2016
More big companies undertake portfolio transformation at some point than many people realize, and success rates are high—better than 50%.
August 2014
Research by BCG and Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg highlights success factors—and raises caution flags—for executives considering business portfolio restructurings.
July 2014
One of the most powerful tools available to CEOs and CFOs to promote growth is their company’s approach to capital allocation across its portfolio of businesses.

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 multinationals 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.

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.
December 2015
Finding the right balance between centralization and decentralization is a perennial challenge in corporate strategy. Your corporate center can add value rather than destroy it.
April 2014
Research points to better capital management and portfolio streamlining as the key levers that diversified companies can apply to overcome the “conglomerate discount.”