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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.

As organizations and markets increase in complexity, defining strategy becomes more demanding. Leaders must reconcile a high-level view of their business with a detailed understanding of the countless activities that create value at a granular level. Information is vital, but with so much data available, how do leaders separate the signal from the noise?

Our Strategy Analytics Center (STAC) helps leaders make sense of internal and external data on corporate performance, macroeconomic changes, and global and local trends so that executives can develop more robust strategies for creating value, identifying business opportunities, and pursuing growth.

How we help clients

Our approach provides clients with the wide-ranging fact base they need to address the big strategic questions about their business: How is my industry being shaped by global forces? What actions can I take to increase value? How and where can I grow?

Access to unparalleled expertise and insights

STAC provides our clients with the comprehensive analysis and insights they need to develop winning strategies. The Center brings together the best thinking from McKinsey’s Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice and the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)—our business and economics research arm. Our global team of over 100 experts have access to proprietary databases, analytical platforms, and advanced modeling techniques to generate distinctive data-driven insights that empower our clients to make faster and better strategic decisions.

Long-standing leadership in strategy topics

With a tradition of research and innovation spanning decades, we have consistently produced knowledge that breaks new ground such as our landmark books Valuation and The Granularity of Growth and MGI’s series of publications on urbanization. We bring clients the most powerful solutions for tackling strategic challenges, and we invest continuously in innovation and capability building. Our independent, fact-based perspective is anchored in large volumes of data, processed through advanced analytics to yield fast, accurate, and deep insights.

Greater clarity and confidence in decision making

We help clients sift through the complexity of strategic planning to understand where the real uncertainties lie. The scope of our data, the interpretive force of our models, and the rigor of the processes applied by our analytics experts equip leaders to build a clearer and more detailed picture of the world, make better-informed and more robust decisions, and introduce greater transparency into direction setting.

Featured capabilities

Corporate Performance Analytics (CPAnalytics): Adjusted financials for public companies, industry perspectives, and the best available data on over ten million private companies.

Economics Analytics Platform: Thousands of economic indicators from McKinsey proprietary and frequently referenced external databases.

Performance diagnostics: Perspective on historical value creation, drivers, and future potential.

M&A Hub: Implementation engine to accelerate M&A strategy—from M&A blueprint to letter of intent—including analytics-based deal scans.

Growth Analytics: Uncovering growth opportunities using analytics based on natural language processing (NLP).

SynergyLab: Outside-in and deal-specific cost synergies estimates for targets.

Featured experts

Tim Koller

Partner, Denver

Werner Rehm

Partner, New Jersey

Chris Mulligan

Partner, New York