NEW YORK-Saturday 12 January 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]
(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Citi today released its annual Corporate Finance Priorities report, which highlights the key issues facing corporate and financial institutions.
In this report, Citi reviews the key themes corporate executives need to consider in 2019 including:
Navigating macroeconomic uncertainty
Re-evaluating organic and inorganic growth alternatives
Optimizing capital deployment firepower
Developing an action plan to address technological disruption
Pursuing a value-accretive M&A despite greater regulatory uncertainty
Rebalancing the corporate portfolio
Anticipating risking buyout interests
Preparing for trade war headwinds
Calibrating emerging markets strategy balancing growth and risk
Paying attention to corporate responsibility
“Fears of slowing economic growth, tighter monetary policy, and trade-related tensions all contributed to heightened equity and credit market volatility during 2018. In this uncertain environment, companies will need to reassess their capital deployment programs and growth initiatives,” said Ajay Khorana, Head of Citi’s Financial Strategy and Solutions Group.
The Financial Strategy and Solutions Group is the corporate finance advisory team in Citi’s Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory division. It advises corporate and financial institution clients globally on the full spectrum of corporate finance issues, including valuation, capital structure, credit ratings, risk management, liability management, shareholder distributions, and acquisition and funding strategies. In partnership with Citi’s product and industry experts, it designs innovative solutions to assist clients.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
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