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McKinsey on Finance is a quarterly publication written by experts and practitioners in McKinsey and Company's Corporate Finance practice. This publication offers readers insights into value-creating strategies and the translation of those strategies into company performance. McKinsey on Finance articles are available online at www.mckinseyquarterly.com.

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McKinsey on Finance is a quarterly publication written by experts and practitioners in McKinsey and Company's Corporate Finance practice. This publication offers readers insights into value-creating strategies and the translation of those strategies into company performance. McKinsey on Finance articles are available online at www.mckinseyquarterly.com.

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McKinsey on Finance Podcasts

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McKinsey on Finance is a quarterly publication written by experts and practitioners in McKinsey and Company's Corporate Finance practice. This publication offers readers insights into value-creating strategies and the translation of those strategies into company performance. McKinsey on Finance articles are available online at www.mckinseyquarterly.com.

The future of private equity

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These funds face a credit-constrained world; they must adapt to thrive.

Jul 11 2009

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How to improve strategic planning

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It can be a frustrating exercise, but there are ways to increase its value.

May 05 2009

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Running a winning M&A shop

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The authors argue that picking up the pace of M&A requires big changes in a company’s processes and organization—even if the deals are smaller. The text of this recording can be found at www.mckinseyquarterly.com.

Mar 23 2008

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How to put your money where your strategy is

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Allocating resources the same way every year creates inertia. Here’s a better way.

Apr 24 2012

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A hidden roadblock in public infrastructure projects

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Misplaced assumptions that governments always enjoy a cost-of-capital advantage over private players can kill projects on the drawing board. Reexamining the economics could move more deals ahead.

Jun 08 2015

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How to choose between growth and ROIC

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Investors reward high-performing companies that shift their strategic focus prudently — even if that means lower returns or slower growth.

May 05 2009

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M&A teams: When small is beautiful

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Large M&A departments aren’t essential for making successful acquisitions.

Jan 26 2010

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The power of an independent corporate center

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To develop a winning corporate strategy, you may need more muscle in your headquarters.

Jun 21 2012

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All P/Es are not created equal

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High price-to-earnings ratios are about more than growth. Understanding the ingredients that go into a strong multiple can help executives make the most of this strategic tool.

May 05 2009

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A long-term look at ROIC

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Finance theory isn’t enough when companies set their expectations for reasonable returns on invested capital. A long-term analysis of market and industry trends can help.

May 05 2009

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Reflections on digital M&A

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What exactly is digital M&A and how does it compare to garden-variety dealmaking?

Oct 19 2017

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How CFOs can help companies navigate the growing influence of activist investors

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McKinsey’s Snezhana Otto and Justin Sanders discuss the CFO’s role in a changing activist landscape.

Jun 12 2017

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M&A 2016: Bullish on M&A

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One way companies can raise immediate capital or mitigate the risk of being able to collect on their accounts receivable is to sell them off to a third party -- otherwise known as "factoring". What is it, how does it work, and under what circumstances should a company factor?

Mar 23 2017

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How activist investors are changing public company boards

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Rotman professor and experienced board director David Beatty considers several profound changes.

Jan 23 2017

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The CFO's role in war gaming

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With an emphasis on analytics, CFOs are uniquely positioned to lead a war gaming excercise.

Dec 20 2016

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A closer look at the growth of M&A from China

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What’s behind the uptick in China M&A—and what does it mean for companies elsewhere?

Aug 24 2016

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When should companies sell off their accounts receivable?

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One way companies can raise immediate capital or mitigate the risk of being able to collect on their accounts receivable is to sell them off to a third party -- otherwise known as “factoring.” What is it, how does it work, and under what circumstances should a company factor?

May 06 2016

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What’s changing in board governance—a conversation with Bill Huyett

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Board governance has changed in recent years, with transparency and visibility into the role increasing just as the pendulum swings between the demands of regulatory compliance and the strategic needs of companies. In this podcast, McKinsey’s Bill Huyett joins Werner Rehm to talk about how board governance has changed—and how CEOs and CFOs can work together to improve a company’s performance.

Feb 09 2016

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Getting better at resource re-allocation: a conversation with Yuval Atsmon

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Managers at most companies understand the value of re-allocating resources from unproductive investments into more productive ones, but in practice they seldom do. In this podcast, McKinsey’s Yuval Atsmon and Werner Rehm examine how managers can overcome some of the obstacles that get in the way of more nimble reallocation. Yuval is a principal in McKinsey’s London office and Werner is an Equity Partner in the New York office.

Feb 01 2016

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M&A 2015: A conversation with Andy West

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M&A surged again in 2015, led by activity in the US and by large deals. In this podcast, McKinsey’s Werner Rehm discusses what happened and why with Andy West, Andy is a leader of McKinsey’s Merger Management group, the Transactions service line of the Corporate Finance Practice, and the High Tech Practice and has authored numerous articles on value creation through M&A. Andy is a director in McKinsey’s Boston office and Werner is an Equity Partner in the New York office.

Dec 22 2015

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Why do some projects have higher internal rates of return?

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IRRs are not all created equal—and the differences between projects or funds can be material for oil and gas companies, private equity investors, or even investment funds themselves who use the metric as a shorthand benchmark for comparing diverse projects. In this podcast, McKinsey’s Werner Rehm discusses variations in IRR with Marc Goedhart and Chip Hughes. Marc is a Senior Expert in McKinsey’s Amsterdam office and co-author of the recent article, “A better way to understand Internal Rate of Return.” Chip is a consultant in McKinsey’s New York office, where Werner is an Equity Partner.

Nov 30 2015

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How do share buybacks affect investment in growth?

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Two co-authors of Valuation, McKinsey's Tim Koller and Marc Goedhart, explore what's driving the recent increase in share buybacks and dividends and the likely impact on investment in growth. Moderated by Werner Rehm.

Nov 11 2015

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What managers need to know about hedging currency risk

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When exchange rates are volatile, companies rush to stem potential losses by hedging their risks. McKinsey's Tim Koller and Marc Goedhart, discuss which currency risks should be hedged--and which would be better left alone. Moderated by Werner Rehm.

Nov 02 2015

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Divestitures: how to invest for success

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When it comes to creating value, divestitures are critical—but a positive outcome is not automatic. Here’s how some up-front investment can improve the odds of success.

Aug 10 2015

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Getting a better handle on currency risk

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When exchange rates are volatile, companies rush to stem potential losses. Which risks should they hedge — and how.

Jul 17 2015

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Why capital expenditures need more CFO attention

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Companies in capital-intensive industries need to get more out of their capital budgets. CFOs can play a critical role.

Jun 25 2015

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A hidden roadblock in public infrastructure projects

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Misplaced assumptions that governments always enjoy a cost-of-capital advantage over private players can kill projects on the drawing board. Reexamining the economics could move more deals ahead.

Jun 08 2015

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Overcoming obstacles to effective scenario planning

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Using scenarios to plan for uncertainty can broaden the mind but can fall prey to the mind’s inner workings. Here’s how to get more out of planning efforts.

Jun 08 2015

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M&A 2014: Return of the big deal

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Investors are optimistic about the value of big deals behind a growing wave of M&A. What key trends do they need to understand?

Apr 15 2015

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The real business of business

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Shareholder-oriented capitalism is still the best path to broad economic prosperity, as long as companies focus on the long term.

Mar 16 2015

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