Global perspectives for private companies

Perspectives

Global perspectives for private companies

Agility in changing markets

Private companies are resilient, long-term focused and agile. Learn how today’s private company business leaders are facing uncertainty with confidence in our latest global study.

Tackling uncertainty with confidence

There has never been a better time to be a private company. Advances in technology have brought private businesses closer to their customers, globalisation has granted greater access to once remote markets, and a new generation of cutting-edge talent is bringing fresh thinking into strategy. However, market changes like cyber attacks, trade tensions and geopolitical uncertainty can pose significant risks to growth.

So how are private companies and their leaders tackling these challenges? Key findings of our second annual survey of more than 2,500 business leaders in 30 countries reveal:

  • Roughly three-quarters have high or extremely high confidence in their company’s success over the next 24 months.
  • Most expect their revenues, profits, productivity, and capital investment to go up in the coming year.
  • Forty-nine percent anticipate growing their full-time workforce, a slightly greater proportion than in 2017.

Published: May 2019

Global perspectives for private companies

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