A brave new world for global banking
Our annual global banking review finds that a weak global economy, digitization, and regulation threaten the industry’s near-term profitability.
Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2016: McKinsey Global Survey results
In the face of political transitions and concerns over trade, executives expect improvements at home and a stable global economy—with some regional divergences.
Are today’s CFOs ready for tomorrow’s demands on finance?
Survey results show that as their role expands to include ever more nonfinancial demands, CFOs know they must build new skills to lead.
Can you achieve and sustain G&A cost reductions?
Yes, but not by playing it safe. Set big goals, insist on a cultural shift, and model from the top.
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.
Economic Conditions Snapshot, September 2016
Executives in emerging markets are newly optimistic for the future of their home economies, while respondents globally expect stable conditions in the world economy.
Building the right organization for mergers and acquisitions
Support for deal making should be organization-wide.
Weathering the storm: Asia–Pacific Banking Review 2016
Our annual report finds an industry facing challenges to maintain its growth, but significant opportunities remain.
Managing the market’s reaction to M&A deals
Announcement effects are a good instant measure of market sentiment but a poor indicator of longer-term value creation.
Mergers in a low-oil-price environment: Proceed with caution
A deal deluge typically follows an oil-price collapse—but hasn’t always created value. Past cycles teach that deals enabling players to lower costs will probably be most valuable in today’s...
Grow fast or die slow: Why unicorns are staying private
Technology companies worth more than $1 billion—and many worth $10 billion—have fewer reasons to go public than they did in the past. Here’s what that means for them and their investors.
The ‘tech bubble’ puzzle
Public and private capital markets seem to value technology companies differently. Here's why.
Negotiating a better joint venture
As important as it is to secure the right terms for a shared enterprise, it is just as critical to form a sustainable relationship.