Managing Director & Senior Partner
Johan Öberg is a core member of Boston Consulting Group’s Principal Investors & Private Equity practice and global leadership team. He leads the firm’s tech capital work globally, supporting tech and growth investors in investment strategies, due diligence, and portfolio value creations. He is also a core member of the firm’s Global Advantage and Health Care practices.
Since joining BCG in 2000, Johan has worked in a variety of industries in the Nordics and throughout Europe, as well as in the US and Asia. He has specific experience in private equity and mergers and acquisitions.
Supply chain disruptions. Cybersecurity. Trade wars. New taxes. The global geopolitical landscape is getting far trickier for technology investors. Here’s how they can negotiate it.
As the pandemic hammered economies worldwide, these tech-enabled companies outperformed the market handily. What does their success reveal about future sources of growth and innovation?
The pandemic has amplified trends that were already underway, but it is also driving radical changes in consumer behavior and other areas that will affect investments in industries.
Plans to tax CO2 emissions that are attributed to imports would hike costs for EU trade partners and redefine competitive advantage in many industries.
If the last decade was a golden age for PE, the next one could be more gilded. Funds have the potential to deliver exponential growth—provided firms make the needed strategic and operational changes.
During the next slowdown, the smart money will double down on growth, fast-track transformation, and capitalize on attractive, well-priced opportunities.
Even with capital and competition at all-time highs, growth is possible for PE firms that rethink value creation.
Nearly ideal market conditions in private equity will not last. Top firms will adapt by improving internal processes, creating better talent strategies, and finding new ways to deliver value.
In the past, these countries have enjoyed levels of success that belie their small size. To keep that going, both government and the private sector need to transform themselves.
A BCG study of Nordic companies, which rank among the world’s top value creators, offers insights into how companies in all regions can promote long-term success.
To regain an economic edge, the Nordic countries should apply best practices, including reforming labor regulation and boosting innovation.
The Nordic countries are losing their competitiveness, and a transformation is needed to change direction. We believe that by addressing the workforce gap—caused by the aging population—and by stimulating the most productive industries, the Nordics could return to a path of healthy economic growth.