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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.
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Winning at private-equity integrations

– Private-equity firms use add-ons to scale portfolio companies, but poor integrations impact results. Five practices can ensure... that deals flourish.
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The workplace will never be the same: Imperatives for real-estate owners and operators

– The cubicle farm has to go. Offices must be places of magic.
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Purpose for asset owners: Climbing a taller mountain

– In the wake of the pandemic, the world’s long-term investors are reexamining their purpose.
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How private equity can catalyze diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace

– Private equity has an opportunity to transform the global business community and improve returns.

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The best of our recent research and ideas for investors.

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Climbing the private-equity learning curve

– CEOs who are used to engaging with public-company boards need a different playbook when it comes to private-equity boards. Here’s... what they can expect.
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What’s ahead for biotech: Another wave or low tide?

– Even in tough times, investor expectations and deal making in biotech are surging. Can the sector maintain its strong growth?
Debate

Debate: Funding infrastructure investment in a post-COVID-19 economy

– Harvard economists Larry Summers and Ed Glaeser debate how to fund infrastructure investment in a post-COVID world.
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Investing in infrastructure for a ‘green recovery’

– Asset managers must understand the impact of climate change on their portfolios. Doing so can result in a more sustainable built... environment that supports decarbonization technologies.
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Rise of the platform era: The next chapter in construction technology

– The construction technology ecosystem is shifting toward integrated software platforms that better serve customer needs. Significant... opportunities exist for strategic and financial investors.
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Private equity and the pandemic: An interview with the CEO of Hahn & Company

– Scott Sang-Won Hahn, CEO of the South Korean private-equity firm Hahn & Company, discusses forces at work in his country and... how the dynamics unleashed by COVID-19 are an impetus for change.
Article

An optimistic scenario for the US response to COVID-19

– Much would need to happen, but returning the country to something that approaches stability by next summer may be possible.
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A rolling disruption: COVID-19’s implications for private equity and portfolio companies

– The pandemic has triggered seismic economic and societal changes. New research can help sponsors assess the strength and direction... of these tremors.
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Why healthy institutional investors outperform

– A strong mission and excellent talent management make for healthy institutions—and better investment performance.
Interview

A playbook for private equity success in China: An interview with Jean Salata

– Jean Salata, CEO and Founding Partner of Baring Private Equity Asia, discusses key trends in the evolution of private equity deal... flow, how digitalization is affecting private equity firms, and why leadership and talent are key to unlocking outsized returns.
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How to generate alpha in Chinese private equity: An interview with Nexus Point founder KC Kung

– A leading private equity investor explains why the time is ripe for control investments in China.
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