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Corporate Development & Finance

Industry Challenges

Every large complex company faces critical questions about its corporate strategy:

  • What are the current state and future prospects of our portfolio of businesses? 

  • What are the key drivers of our competitive advantage? 

  • What are the most attractive avenues for future growth? 

  • How are we most likely to create value for our shareholders? 

Answering these questions in a holistic way that fully integrates a company’s business strategy, financial policies, and investor goals is the domain of corporate development and finance. 

BCG Competencies

BCG is the partner of choice for companies seeking a comprehensive approach to corporate development and finance.  We help our clients improve their performance in four broad but interrelated domains:

  • Value Creation. Using our proprietary value-management methodologies, we help senior teams and boards define ambitious but realistic targets for shareholder value and align their business, financial, and investor plans accordingly.

  • Portfolio Strategy. Working with corporate executives and business unit heads, we help companies assess the current state and future prospects of their business portfolio and develop detailed road maps for strengthening it over time.

  • M&A, Divestitures, and Alliances. We advise companies at every step of the merger-and-acquisition (M&A) process, from target screening through due diligence to final integration. We also help define the best approach for selling businesses that no longer fit the company’s strategic agenda. And we know how to recognize those situations where an alliance or joint venture (rather than a full acquisition or divestiture) may be the most appropriate governance choice.

  • World-Class Finance Function. We help chief financial officers create a world-class finance function, including designing core processes such as financial management, budgeting, and reporting.

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