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Seeing the savings: Toward transparent management of portfolio companies

– Early in the COVID-19 crisis, sponsors and portfolio companies collaborated to find ways to conserve cash. The next step, delivering the savings, requires heightened diligence and discipline.

In search of alpha: Updating the playbook for private equity in China

– The era of beta-driven growth is over.

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.

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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Why healthy institutional investors outperform

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

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.

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.

Standing out in China’s private equity market: An interview with Frank Su

– Frank Su, head of private equity Asia, CPP Investments, discusses the top four sectors to watch, how global asset managers can... empower their GPs to institutionalize, and why secondary exits will become increasingly relevant in China.

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.

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.

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.
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