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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, on the year in 2018, and scroll for past years’ reports.
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From pure investor to entrepreneurial owner: How private-equity firms can master the shift

– To take their investments from good to great, PE firms need to act more like entrepreneurs: totally engaged and willing to take... risks to create value.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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From pure investor to entrepreneurial owner: How private-equity firms can master the shift

– To take their investments from good to great, PE firms need to act more like entrepreneurs: totally engaged and willing to take... risks to create value.
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Private equity opportunities in healthcare tech

– Although private equity firms have been hesitant to invest in healthcare tech, they have reason to invest in promising targets... now.
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Start me up: Where mobility investments are going

– Our latest mobility start-up and investment tally shows the industry invested $120 billion in the last 24 months as it prepares... for the years to come.
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Strategy in the face of disruption: A way forward for the North American building-products industry

– Disruptive technologies, product innovation, and digitization will transform the building-products industry. Incumbents can protect... themselves by transforming their thinking—and their businesses.
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Catalyzing the growth of the impact economy

– A mature impact economy would help power economic growth while solving global social and environmental challenges. Here’s... what it will take to accelerate the impact economy’s development.
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How Indian private equity is coming of age

– As more capital becomes available, competition increases, and lessons from past excess and inexperience result in better performance,... private equity firms are reevaluating their strategies and internal capabilities.
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Private equity operating groups and the pursuit of ‘portfolio alpha’

– While this function has become ubiquitous at private equity firms, they have yet to adopt a standard approach.
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How private equity is tackling operational complexity

– General partners are improving their efficiency and scalability through digital and analytical tools.
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Finding untapped potential in European healthcare service providers

– European healthcare service providers are complex and fragmented, but with niche market knowledge and a creative approach, investors... can create substantial value.
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Is big really beautiful? The limits of pension consolidation

– Many governments are thinking about merging their disparate systems. New research finds real benefits, but capturing them is difficult.
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