Planning in times of COVID-19

“The best plan not executed is not the best plan” The lockdown and social distance measures due to Covid-19 have generated a global economic shock on supply and demand. In most companies, there is a high degree of uncertainty due to the abrupt drop in business turnover or the breakdown of supply chains and [...]

2020-05-14T17:52:11+01:00May 14th, 2020|Competitiveness and innovation, Corporate finance|Comments Off on Planning in times of COVID-19

A playbook for M&A

M&A activity represents globally more than US $ 3 tn every year, however research shows that between 50% and 85% of the transactions carried out do not reach the objectives that were initially established to acquire a business. To try to explain the reasons for these high rates of "failure" in the M&A market, professors [...]

2020-04-05T08:39:19+01:00March 1st, 2018|Business valuation, Competitiveness and innovation, Merger & acquisitions|Comments Off on A playbook for M&A

Corporate venturing to capture innovation

The need for growth has led companies to identify and acquire disruptive opportunities and protect against the rapid innovation faced in many industries. Firms established in the market have confronted the threat of becoming obsolete by opening their innovation strategy to increase their exchanges with the startups ecosystem. Collaboration between corporations and startups has become [...]

2020-04-05T08:39:20+01:00August 9th, 2017|Business valuation, Competitiveness and innovation, Merger & acquisitions|Comments Off on Corporate venturing to capture innovation

Business Valuation vs Brand Valuation

There are situations in which, instead of a business valuation, a brand valuation is needed; In these cases, it is difficult to define what the brand is, what portion of the cash flows generated by the company are due to the brand or how much a company is valued without its brand. There are different [...]

2020-04-05T08:39:21+01:00June 14th, 2017|Business valuation, Competitiveness and innovation, Merger & acquisitions|Comments Off on Business Valuation vs Brand Valuation

Social impact investments

In the last 40 years the development of technology and telecommunications led by entrepreneurs has deeply transformed our lives. In many cases, companies started by young entrepreneurs surpassed others that until then had been leaders of their sectors. These entrepreneurs were motivated by innovation and risk-taking, even shifting the focus of governments on how economic [...]

2020-04-05T08:39:22+01:00October 26th, 2016|Competitiveness and innovation, Resources|Comments Off on Social impact investments

The 12 pillars of competitiveness (part II)

In our last article we present the first part of the pillars on which the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) is based, which has been used annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF) since 2005 as a tool to measure the competitiveness of countries. The ICG tries in an open and non-definitive way to capture a [...]

2017-04-30T17:45:38+01:00May 10th, 2016|Competitiveness and innovation, Corporate finance, Resources|Comments Off on The 12 pillars of competitiveness (part II)

The 12 pillars of competitiveness (part I)

This is the first of two posts that briefly describe the twelve pillars on which the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) is based, which annually and since 2005 is used by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a tool to measure the competitiveness of countries. For more than 3 decades, WEF's annual Global Competitiveness Reports have [...]

2020-04-05T08:39:23+01:00May 9th, 2016|Competitiveness and innovation, Corporate finance, Resources|Comments Off on The 12 pillars of competitiveness (part I)
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