Many companies are setting their strategy against a flawed view of the markets in which they compete. How sure are CEOs that their current growth strategy will achieve a competitive advantage and sustainable value over the next two to three years? In this article, we look at how to understand a company’s true competitive position, … More How can your growth strategy evolve faster than the market?
Customizing M&A diligence and integration priorities to a specific deal rationale promotes long-term growth. Companies often apply the same M&A diligence and integration playbooks to all deals, rather than tailoring activities to the strategic rationale behind the particular transaction. As more than half (52%) of companies expect to actively pursue M&A in the next 12 … More How you should align your acquisition approach with your growth strategy
Mid-market companies may not think they are a target for cyber crime, but they are actually at the top of the list. According to the October 2019 EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer, the biggest fear that middle-market companies have about cybersecurity is reputational damage. Second on the list is operational disruption. This is no surprise, given … More How to beat the mid-market cyber attackers