Corporate Development & Finance

Corporate Development & Finance


Corporate Development & Finance

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Value Creators 

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.


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.
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.

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.”

Mergers & Acquisitions

June 2016
Large, well-established companies should turn away from the classic PMI and instead embrace a more nuanced postmerger approach—and rejuvenate their potential for growth.

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.

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.