Boston Consulting Group
Operations Leaders Are Pessimistic on Recession
More so than other executives, COOs and supply chain leaders expect an economic downturn, causing significant harm to the business, within 18 months.
Deals Made During Downturns Create More Value
While companies are naturally conservative with cash when the economy goes bad, it may be a good time to consider making acquisitions, research suggests.
Transformation Requires a Scientific Approach
AI, machine learning, and other new technology must replace subjective rules of thumb and one-size-fits-all programs for business transformation to succeed.
Are Buyers Fudging the Synergies of M&A Deals?
Although acquisitions frequently fail, acquiring companies are ballyhooing their financial benefits as transaction prices steadily rise.
Four Keys to Realizing Post-Merger Synergies
'Clean teams,' performance tracking, and other ways to ensure as a buyer you capture all of a deal's value.
Avoid Culture Wars in Post-Merger Integrations
Culture is often one of the underlying reasons for the deal. Ignoring or changing that culture can destroy the target’s value.
Family Companies: To Have and to Hold
Far from declining, family firms will remain an important feature of global capitalism for the foreseeable future.
Industrial Robots ‘Nearing Point of Takeoff’
By 2025 one-fourth of all automatable tasks in manufacturing will be performed by robots, boosting output per worker, says BCG.
Spin-offs Dent Credit Ratings
Shareholders may greet some spin-off transactions warmly, but creditors may see only downside risks.
Investors Prefer Spin-Offs to Sales and Carve-outs
In addition, investors are more open to companies pursuing divestitures aggressively now, as long as the exit strategy is "credible," says a BCG report.
Invasion of the Health-Insurance Brokers
Largely dealt out of benefit distribution by Obamacare, intermediaries are looking to work directly with your employees.