Opportunities for Korean companies in the post-COVID international markets

Opportunities for Korean companies in the post-COVID international markets

4 October 2023 — Amidst the ongoing recovery from the profound ramifications from COVID-19, the global economy and the intricate web of global supply chains are going through a transformative phase. However, within these shifts lie many opportunities. For Korean enterprises, this phase presents the potential for fresh prospects beyond the borders.

Using systematic bolt-on acquisitions to drive growth

Using systematic bolt-on acquisitions to drive growth

21 June 2011 — Companies seeking growth often balance between growing through organic business development, and inorganic growth through mergers and acquisitions. Organic development is slow, as it takes time to develop and launch new products and technologies, a new business line or broader geographic presence. Programmatic “bolt-on” acquisitions provide an alternative value creation path with manageable risk.

Using success gates in portfolio strategy development for more informed decision making

Using success gates in portfolio strategy development for more informed decision making

9 September 2021 — Developing a portfolio strategy is inherently complex due to many alternative opportunities coupled with limited resources, other business specific constraints and uncertainty of future markets. Defining key constraints for individual portfolio businesses and using success gates to track their impact helps in selecting viable strategic options for all future scenarios.

Prospects in shipbuilding for South Korea and Japan amid the US and China scrutiny

Prospects in shipbuilding for South Korea and Japan amid the US and China scrutiny

8 May 2024 — Following the recent investigation by President Joe Biden into alleged unfair Chinese economic practices in shipbuilding and maritime logistics, the dynamic of the global maritime industry is expected to shift. This action, intended to support US shipbuilders, could inadvertently provide an opportunity for South Korean and Japanese producers to strengthen their market position against increasingly competitive Chinese rivals.

Optimizing working capital in a downturn for resilience

Optimizing working capital in a downturn for resilience

18 December 2023 — Many companies struggle to free up significant cash via optimizing net working capital (NWC). This article walks you through a pragmatic process for optimizing net working capital adding some practical key considerations as well. A systematic process is essential to free up cash reserves and shift working capital management from passive monitoring to active optimization.

Valuing a business in 30 minutes for quick insights

14 December 2012 — Although valuation is complex, in some situations a quick review is adequate to get an idea of the company’s value, key drivers to increase value or what is fundamentally expected of a business’ performance given a certain value, for example an asking price of a business up for sale. This article discusses the approach for conducting a quick basic valuation of a business.

New market entry - best practices and lessons learned

New market entry - best practices and lessons learned

2 February 2023 — In a series of webinars and lectures, we discuss how leveraging a systematic and structured methodology for international expansion and new market entry can increase chances of success.

The untapped business opportunity in Southeast Asia – productivity improvement

The untapped business opportunity in Southeast Asia – productivity improvement

30 March 2016 — Low productivity is the main challenge facing Southeast Asian economies. There is a macroeconomic imperative to boost productivity but implementation is difficult. In this article, we address automation, efficiency and human capital development as key new business development areas in the region.