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Latest Publications

  • Perspective
  • October, 2014
  • Unlocking Acquisitive Growth: Lessons From Successful Serial Acquirers
  • Gerry Hansell, Decker Walker, Jens Kengelbach
  • Successful serial acquirers deliver more growth and create more value from acquisitions than their peers. What explains their success? A willingness to invest disproportionately in three key areas: defining a compelling investment thesis, building an enduring M&A network and culture, and establishing distinctive principles to guide the M&A process.
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  • Focus
  • September, 2014
  • When “Asset Light” Is Right
  • Nicolas Kachaner, Adam Whybrew
  • Determining the optimal level of asset ownership is a challenge. A BCG survey of 2,687 large companies across 24 industries found that asset-light models deliver consistently stronger financial results. Six management techniques that improve coordination and knowledge sharing allow companies to go asset light and still retain the benefits of vertical integration.

  • Read more on bcg.perspectives
  • Article
  • September, 2014
  • The Retail Revival Series: Succeeding with a Store-Led Strategy: A Store-Level Focus Can Transform Retail Chains Faster and Yield Real Results
  • Gavin Parker, John Bayliss, Bill Urda, Gavin Marley, Kate Cormack
  • Retail chains can sharply improve performance with a store-led initiative. This involves the deliberate, choreographed coordination of cross-functional “transformation SWAT teams” dedicated to leading sustainable change; “stores of learning” to pilot new practices; and rapid rollout across the chain, spearheaded by store operators themselves.
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