Experts and practitioners from McKinsey's Corporate Finance practice talk about value-creating strategies and the translation of those strategies into company performance. The podcast is a complement to the firm's quarterly publication, McKinsey on Finance.
Starting from zero
Zero-based budgeting is an old financial management approach that is experiencing a resurgence. But why this -- and why now? McKinsey’s Wigbert Bohm, an expert in the field, helps us understand how digitization has given new life to ZBB, the benefits it offers, and how to implement it in both large and small organizations.
Toward faster separations
McKinsey’s Obi Ezekoye and Andy West share insights on the most effective ways to part with assets. Successful divestors “move slow to move fast”: They carefully think through all the strategic and operational considerations before making a public announcement. Then they use a careful, systematic process for assessing exactly what and when to divest, as well as how to manage the task most efficiently.
Reflections on digital M&A
What exactly is digital M&A and how does it compare to garden-variety dealmaking?
How CFOs can help companies navigate the growing influence of activist investors
McKinsey’s Snezhana Otto and Justin Sanders discuss the CFO’s role in a changing activist landscape.
M&A 2016: Bullish on M&A
M&A activity slowed in 2016: The number of deals decreased as did the combined value of them. Are we seeing an end to the M&A wave we’ve been experiencing since 2009? McKinsey’s Michael Park and Werner Rehm put recent trends into context and provide an optimistic outlook for future deals.
How activist investors are changing public company boards
Rotman professor and experienced board director David Beatty considers several profound changes.