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February 2016—Under pressure to be active acquirers, some pharmaceutical and medical-products companies may be neglecting best practices. Here’s where they can most improve.more
January 2016—PE-backed companies outperform their public counterparts during periods of distress because the owners play a more active role in management.more
January 2016—The same handful of integration challenges vex companies year after year. New survey data suggest how high performers stay on top.more
December 2015—Deal activity surged again this year—especially big deals and those in the United States.more
November 2015—Investments can have the same internal rate of return for different reasons. A breakdown of this metric in private equity shows why it matters.more
October 2015—Fears that US companies underinvest by paying too much back to shareholders are unfounded. Rather, the rise in buybacks reflects changes in the economy.more
October 2015—Companies that are best at transactions approach M&A differently—but there’s room for improvement across the board.more
October 2015—Our latest research on growth in software and online-services companies has some surprising findings about the benefits and risks of buying growth.more
October 2015—The growing strategic role of CFOs may create tension with top strategists. That’s a missed opportunity for teaming up to improve company performance.more
October 2015—Seasoned finance chiefs explore revamping business models and coping with new competitors, currency risks, and changing capital structures.more
August 2015—Expanding your focus tends to add more value in emerging economies than in developed ones.more
August 2015—The venerable technique has vaulted back into the consciousness of corporate leaders—for good reason. But getting it right is not easy and depends on five key elements.more
August 2015—When it comes to creating value, divestitures are critical—but a positive outcome is not automatic. Some up-front investment can improve the odds of success.more
July 2015—Most companies are seeking growth outside their core business, according to a new survey. But few have made revenue gains as a result—or have the right capabilities to support it.more
July 2015—When exchange rates are volatile, companies rush to stem potential losses. What risks should they hedge—and how?more
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