Strategy & Corporate Finance

Building enduring value through bold strategies

Our approach

Collection

The McKinsey Difference in Strategy & Corporate Finance

An overview of how McKinsey helps clients to overcome inertia and unlock big strategic moves.

Empirical evidence

Creative data mining enables us to produce privileged insights and finely calibrate strategies that we know work; these are not simply theoretical claims backed by a few cases but rather statistically valid ones based on large-sample learnings from nearly 100 years of experience.

Bigger, bolder bets

Uncertain times demand bold responses, yet many large corporations tend toward timidity and inertia. To be successful, companies must make bold moves to unlock new sources of growth. Making the right moves involves using granular analysis to choose the right submarkets, and upending the traditional approach to planning by reallocating resources—people, money, and management—to new areas.

People—the social side of strategy

Great strategy moves beyond analysis into an immersive journey where teams grapple with the issues, integrate a range of perspectives, and explode their own myths. This process can be challenging, but it creates the deep conviction people need if they are to commit to a bold new direction.

Our thought leadership

Book

Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick

The new book on how to beat the odds with a bold strategy
Book

Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, 7th edition

At the crossroads of corporate strategy and finance lies valuation. This book enables everyone, from the budding professional... to the seasoned manager, to excel at measuring and maximizing shareholder and company value.

Impact stories

Changing focus amid digital disruption

How a digital transformation and entry into new business areas helped a high-tech firm thrive in the digital world.

Charting a growth path for a newly public company

How we helped a financial-services firm boost profitability and establish a digital and M&A strategy.

Featured Capabilities

Noble Intelligence

Harnessing artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies to address social and humanitarian crises

McKinsey Regulatory Center

We support you at all stages of the M&A transaction, including stakeholder management and postmerger integration.

Strategy Analytics Center

We help clients make better strategic decisions through a deeper understanding of corporate performance, value creation, macroeconomic forces, and global and local trends.

McKinsey Academy

McKinsey Academy helps organizations equip their people with the needed skills to achieve and sustain transformational impact.

Corporate Performance Analytics

Provides fast, sophisticated financial insights through automated benchmarking reports

Featured insight

Issue

McKinsey on Finance, Number 77

– Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy

Our people

Martin Hirt

Senior Partner, Greater China
A leader in McKinsey’s global Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice and one of the firm's most experienced client counselors on issues of strategy,...

Michael Birshan

Senior Partner, London
Global co-leader of our Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice, partnering with bold and determined leaders to set strategy, transform organizations,...

Chris Bradley

Senior Partner, Sydney
Leads the Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice in Asia and works on strategic transformations for organizations across Australia’s media, banking,...

Carolyn Dewar

Senior Partner, Bay Area
Delivers large-scale performance-improvement programs that foster culture change and counsels senior executives making leadership transitions

Dr. Laura Furstenthal

Senior Partner, Bay Area
Serves healthcare clients globally as well as not-for-profit organizations, governments, and Nobel laureates, guiding innovation in strategy,...

Celia Huber

Senior Partner, Bay Area
Leads the North American Board Services practice area and advises organizations on strategies to help them thrive within the context of global...

Anna Koivuniemi

Partner, Amsterdam
Leads growth strategy and analytics globally, helping clients to make strategic choices and leverage digital, data, and strong commercial skills...

Ishaan Seth

Senior Partner, New York
Works with clients in the financial-services and private-equity sectors, including investment banks, retail banks, brokerages, and insurance...

Ben Stretch

Partner, Sydney
Leads McKinsey’s Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice in Australia and New Zealand, counselling senior executives on strategy, acquisitions,...

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