Private Equity Disciplines for the Corporation

The secret to top private equity firms’ success lies not just in financial structuring, but increasingly in five managerial disciplines. The good news for corporations? These disciplines can, and do, apply to publicly held companies.

Getting the price right: The power of strategic intent in deal-making

When no precedent exists to guide analysts in assessing the value of an alliance, the task of justifying a price to shareholders falls to those who lead the deal. A clear, strategic vision, well-articulated and linked to rigorous valuation and informed negotiation, will be a strong predictor of success.

The Internet Asset Test

Those companies that succeed in the Internet Age will be the ones that work to apply the Internet to assets to create not merely efficiencies but also new competitive advantage. This article discusses how companies can harness the Internet to make assets more valuable.