Our Perspectives

Our latest contribution on growth, execution, simplification and related business topics.

March 2017

A strategic alliance is an important lever of corporate value creation. It leverages the capabilities of a partner company to take advantage of an attractive business opportunity that the firm would not be able to access otherwise on its own. This article discusses the benefits and the conditions that make a strategic alliance the appropriate course of action.

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February 2017

A natural tension exists between strategic management and financial management of a company. Both aim at maximizing the shareholder value of the firm but differ in their approach. Strategic management considers the […]

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January 2017

Many M&A deals are premised on the value of synergies. In some cases, synergy targets can be as high as 30% to 70% to justify the deal. Yet synergies are often overvalued. Clearly, when that happens deals don’t live up to their promise and destroy significant shareholder value instead. We look at four best practices that get to the heart of common synergy valuation problems, and ensure that synergies are valued correctly.

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September 2016

The purpose of strategic controls is to track progress toward the fulfillment of the strategy or confirm its continued validity and take corrective action if needed. The objective is to act on […]

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July 2016

When looking to sell a business, it is usually in the seller’s best interest to sell to a strategic buyer.  Strategic buyers usually include competitors, suppliers or customers of your company. They […]

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March 2016

Revenue growth is the largest driver of shareholder value creation, yet most private equity firms rely on asset structure and cost reduction to add value. That doesn’t have to be the case. With a wide set of top-line initiatives at their disposal, private equity firms can unlock large benefits and realize the portfolio company’s full operational value.

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