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Global perspectives for private companies: Agility in changing markets

Published on: Jul 04, 2019

In many ways, there’s never been a better time to be a private company. Technological advances have brought private businesses closer to their customers, globalization has granted greater access to once remote markets, and a new generation of talent is bringing fresh thinking into strategy. However, market changes like cyberattacks, trade tensions and geopolitical uncertainty can pose risks to growth.

So how are private companies and their leaders doing? 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.

Read the full report for more on how today’s private company leaders are facing uncertainty with confidence.


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