Our Corporate Finance consulting work links corporate strategy, financial strategy, transactions and a capital markets perspective to help executives and their teams create value. We also help companies improve their investor relationship management and prepare for, and respond to, the approach of activist investors.
We work with our clients to understand what drives total shareholder return (TSR) in their industry and to benchmark their performance against peers using our TSR diagnostic. Our approach pinpoints the root causes of gaps between intrinsic versus market values and identifies strategies to close these gaps. We rigorously analyze corporate objectives and support the development of portfolio strategies, investment decisions and financing considerations that are aligned with those goals. We push our clients to use their balance sheet as a strategic weapon. We also help clients develop their equity story and communicate effectively with investors and analysts to ensure the right message is reaching the right people.
We have deep mergers and acquisitions consulting experience and have completed more than 10,000 M&A-related projects. Our expertise spans a wide range of services and support: M&A strategy, valuation considerations, due diligence, pre-announcement planning, merger integration, divestitures and separations, and support for selective parts of the IPO process. We help clients capture value through all types of transactions. Over the course of a decade, Bain-supported integrations created roughly 18% higher shareholder returns than typical mergers, while Bain-supported spin-offs achieved market cap increases 20% higher than the industry average.
We work together with CFOs to help them create and lead world-class finance functions. We help develop an integrated approach to value-based planning that ensures a focus on shareholder value creation by covering strategy, business planning, resource allocation, performance management and zero-based budgeting programs. We also help executives create high-performing finance organizations by building winning operating models. We maintain extensive benchmarking databases to help our clients achieve significant improvements in operating effectiveness and efficiency.
Objectivity and Independence
We have an unswerving commitment to our True North values and ensure that transactions are consistent with our clients' corporate and financial strategies. Since our fees are not contingent on transactions closing, we never have any incentive to do otherwise.