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Preparing for private-equity exits in the COVID-19 era

– Exits have all but stopped, for the moment. Leading firms are taking advantage of the extra time.

Institutional investing in the time of COVID-19

– Tested by the pandemic, many of the world’s leading institutional investors are demonstrating resilience and agility.

Reimagining the office and work life after COVID-19

– The pandemic has forced the adoption of new ways of working. Organizations must reimagine their work and the role of offices in... creating safe, productive, and enjoyable jobs and lives for employees.

How private equity operating groups are taking on the challenge of the coronavirus

– Value-creation teams are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for their portfolio companies. Our interviews... reveal the steps they’re taking.

McKinsey’s Private Markets Annual Review

– Updated annually, our Private Markets Review offers the best of our research and insight into private equity, private real estate,... and other private markets. Explore the findings from our most recent report and scroll for past years’ reports.



McKinsey on Investing

– The best of our recent research and ideas for investors.

McKinsey on Investing draws on the perspectives and experience of McKinsey consultants who advise investors, and other sources from around the world. To learn more about our expertise, please visit our Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice, Wealth & Asset Management Practice, or Capital Projects & Infrastructure Practice pages.

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Startup funding in logistics

– A new report looks at the impact of new money in an old industry—and what it means for incumbents, startups, and investors.

The PE company CFO: Essentials for success

– Private equity portfolio companies are crucibles for CFOs. Here are four essential priorities to get started on the right foot.

Lessons for private equity from the last downturn

– Adding value to portfolio companies and buying cheap still matter.

Commercial real estate must do more than merely adapt to coronavirus

– COVID-19 is a humanitarian challenge that will have lasting effects on how people live, work, and play. By acting today, real... estate leaders can best serve end users and ensure their own viability.

Private equity and the new reality of coronavirus

– Sponsors and their portfolio companies need to adjust quickly to the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s the new playbook.

A turning point for real estate investment management

– As institutional investors flock to real estate, investment managers must avoid getting stuck in the middle of the market—too... big to be nimble yet too small to reach scale.

Pricing: The next frontier of value creation in private equity

– Few PE firms systematically focus on pricing transformations, though such programs can create substantial value. Here’s... how pricing value can be captured at any stage in the deal cycle.

How private equity can maximize value in US financial services

– The industry may be on the cusp of a new and less forgiving era. Private owners can take steps now to get ready.

More than values: The value-based sustainability reporting that investors want

– Nonfinancial reports helped stimulate the growth of sustainable investing. Now investors are questioning current reporting practices—and... calling for changes that executives and board members must understand.

Private equity exit excellence: Getting the story right

– While a successful exit has many elements, a clear and evidence-backed equity story detailing the asset’s potential may be the... most important. Three key principles can help funds maximize exit returns.

Growing opportunities in the Internet of Things

– Maturing underlying technologies will make Internet of Things technologies easier to implement and help companies and investors... seize new opportunities.
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