Managing Director & Senior Partner
Jesper Nielsen leads Boston Consulting Group’s Social Impact practice and the firm's business in M&A and post-merger integration in Western Europe, South America, and Africa.
Jesper specializes in value creation strategy and M&A topics across the complete life cycle of the transaction, including divestitures and carve-out preparation, commercial buy- and sell-side due diligence, synergy assessment and postmerger integration, and day one planning. He also has significant experience in takeover defense.
Jesper has been involved in more than 50 transactions and several large-scale PMIs. He has led a number of transformations and cost-reduction programs in sectors such as industrial products, consumer and retail, and health care.
The atmosphere for climate and sustainability investments in Europe is improving. Private equity and venture capital players need a strong strategy to seize this opportunity.
A global survey of climate and sustainability executives reveals that the demand for quality emissions credits continues to grow.
Corporate leaders have a pivotal role in bridging the divide between institutional sustainability commitments and day-to-day investing practices.
Sustainability has become inseparable from financial success, making finance leaders key players. Only they can hardwire this new priority into steering and performance management.
By applying the lessons learned from success stories, companies can use M&A and other transactions to accelerate their environmental transformations.
Environmentally focused M&A activity has heated up over the past few years, intensifying competition and driving up prices.
Unless companies’ climate targets align with the latest science, they won’t be sufficient. Leaders must embrace bold action internally, within their value chains, and beyond.
Companies can create business advantage and value while accelerating climate action.
While M&A in Africa remains challenging, five positive trends can serve as a guide for bold and adaptable investors.
Companies need to build their “M&A muscle” across all aspects of the process, from target identification through integration.
As the impact of plastic waste in the ocean reaches crisis proportions, businesses are joining the call for a UN treaty to address the problem.