Our group is divided into two distinct but related specialties: transactions management and finance organization improvement.
Using deep analytical expertise and proprietary tools and models, our teams in both specialties help high-tech companies identify their true sources of value.
We then use these findings to develop strategies to capture that value, such as mergers, divestitures and asset sales, and equity-based transactions, as well as guide investments that enhance value.
Helping our clients decipher their true sources of value allows them to align their organizations and shape their portfolios to better suit their unique competencies and to jettison offerings that can impede performance. Our work with high-tech companies extends to deal support beyond valuation and strategy to encompass all phases of due diligence and merger management.
Our High Tech Corporate Finance professionals also have extensive experience developing and managing post-merger integration teams as well as providing objective analysis to support client negotiations pre- and post-close.
In addition, we have helped many finance teams evaluate and realign their companies’ capital structure to improve the utilization of resources, access the capital markets, and enhance liquidity.
In a recent engagement, a McKinsey team worked with the leadership of a software company to perform a capital-markets diagnostic that sought to optimize the client’s dividend strategy and balance its obligations to shareholders while attracting new investors.
Proprietary tools and insights
Our Corporate Finance team’s contributions to advancing the science of valuation include several groundbreaking books and articles, most notably Value: The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance, and its precursor, Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, which has sold more than 500,000 copies in 10 languages.
Our High Tech Corporate Finance team also develops unique tools such as the Enterprise Dynamic Industry Gameboard, which allows enterprise technology providers (in Hardware, Software, Networking or Services) to map their position and competitors’ to project probable changes at a client, industry, or segment level.
For more details about our expertise in this area, please visit the Corporate Finance Practice section.