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Asian private equity: Defying expectations

– What’s influencing Asian private equity now, and how might it evolve?

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A routinely exceptional year for private equity

– A new report from McKinsey finds that in 2016, private markets again defied expectations. But competition is getting tougher for... both managers and investors.
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McKinsey on Investing

– The best of our recent research and ideas for investors.

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How private equity adapts: A discussion with Don Gogel

– A longtime private-equity CEO reflects on the advantages of pure-play firms, how to deploy virtual expertise, and why general... partners are like wineries.
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The private-market investing revolution

– The scale and nature of private markets investing will be transformed in the next five to seven years, with innovative attackers... offering a real challenge to incumbents. This report presents the implications for investment firms, based on proprietary research.
Article

Fine-tuning family businesses for a new era

– Family businesses were the particular beneficiaries of three decades of favorable global economics. Now operating a la familia... should prompt soul-searching about how they manage their unique strengths.
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What private-equity strategy planners can teach public companies

– Successful PE firms model practices that would benefit any multibusiness enterprise—as well as some that break the public-company... mold.
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How leading institutions are changing the rules on portfolio construction

– The world’s largest investors are determined to make the leap from big to great. Getting there will depend on a new understanding... of strategic asset allocation.
Interview - McKinsey Global Institute

Inside the mind of a venture capitalist

– Draper Fisher Jurvetson partner Steve Jurvetson reveals what he looks for in entrepreneurs and explains how large companies can... respond to disruption.
Survey

From big to great: The world’s leading institutional investors forge ahead

– Leading institutional investors have grown rapidly into significant global organizations. But what’s next? Our survey of... senior executives reveals how the world’s largest investors plan to expand their capabilities and enhance their performance.
Interview

Private equity in Korea: A discussion with Scott Hahn

– A pioneer investor explains why these are early days for buyouts in South Korea, the 11th-largest economy in the world.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Why investors may need to lower their sights

– The forces that have driven exceptional investment returns over the past 30 years are weakening, and even reversing. It may be... time for investors to lower their expectations.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How private-equity owners lean into turnarounds

– PE-backed companies outperform their public counterparts during periods of distress because the owners play a more active role... in management.
Article

A better way to understand internal rate of return

– Investments can have the same internal rate of return for different reasons. A breakdown of this metric in private equity shows... why it matters.
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Back to basics: Creating value through superior products

– Revitalizing product development is an unexplored lever for most private-equity firms.
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New horizons for infrastructure investing

– Investors are having trouble finding attractive deals. They might be looking in the wrong places.
Article

Private equity and India’s economic development

– Our new survey determines if India’s emerging private-equity sector has helped or hurt the country and its companies.
Article

The return of zero-base budgeting

– 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.
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A conversation with CDPQ’s Michael Sabia

– A leading institutional investor reflects on the industry.

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