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About Marc Goedhart
I am a senior expert in McKinsey’s Amsterdam office and one of the leaders of the Corporate Finance practice in Benelux. My work focuses primarily on transactions (including M&A), corporate strategy and valuation. I have served clients across Europe in a broad range of sectors, including pharma & healthcare, consumer goods, energy and transportation.
Since 2017, I am an endowed professor of corporate valuation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).
I’m a co-author of Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Valuation of Companies” by T. Koller, M. Goedhart and D. Wessels. Valuation, which is in its 25th year and 6th edition, is currently used as a textbook at many business schools, including Wharton, Chicago Booth, MIT, INSEAD and Northwestern.
Outside of my client work, I’m a member of the editorial board of the quarterly journal McKinsey on Finance and have published extensively in the McKinsey Quarterly and academic journals. I also regularly contribute to academic courses in finance at various academic institutions in Europe.
Before joining McKinsey in 1996, I was a professor in the Finance Department at Erasmus University in Rotterdam (NL) and worked for Royal Nedlloyd Group. I have a Ph.D. in finance at Erasmus University (1994).
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McKinsey & Company's #1 best-selling guide to corporate valuation—the fully updated seventh edition
Valuation has been the foremost resource for measuring company value for nearly three decades. Now in its seventh edition, this acclaimed volume continues to help financial professionals around the world gain a deep understanding of valuation and help their companies create, manage, and maximize economic value for their shareholders.
This latest edition has been carefully revised and updated throughout, and includes new insights on topics such as digital, ESG (environmental, social and governance), and long-term investing, as well as fresh case studies.
Clear, accessible chapters cover the fundamental principles of value creation, analyzing and forecasting performance, capital structure and dividends, valuing high-growth companies, and much more. The Financial Times calls the book “one of the practitioners’ best guides to valuation.”
- Provides complete, detailed guidance on every crucial aspect of corporate valuation
- Explains the strategies, techniques, and nuances of valuation every manager needs to know
- Covers both core and advanced valuation techniques and management strategies
- Features/Includes a companion website that covers key issues in valuation, including videos, discussions of trending topics, and real-world valuation examples from the capital markets
For over 90 years, McKinsey & Company has helped corporations and organizations make substantial and lasting improvements in their performance. Through seven editions and 30 years, Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, has served as the definitive reference for finance professionals, including investment bankers, financial analysts, CFOs and corporate managers, venture capitalists, and students and instructors in all areas of finance.
McKinsey & Company's #1 best-selling guide to corporate valuation, now in its sixth edition
Valuation is the single best guide of its kind, helping financial professionals worldwide excel at measuring, managing, and maximizing shareholder and company value. This new sixth edition provides insights on the strategic advantages of value-based management, complete detailed instruction, and nuances managers should know about valuation and valuation techniques as applied to different industries, emerging markets, and other special situations.
Valuation lies at the crossroads of corporate strategy and finance. In today's economy, it has become an essential role — and one that requires excellence at all points. This guide shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the understanding you need to be effective.
- Estimate the value of business strategies to drive better decision making
- Understand which business units a corporate parent is best positioned to own
- Assess major transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings
- Design a capital structure that supports strategy and minimizes risk
As the valuation function becomes ever more central to long- and short-term strategy, analysts and managers need an authoritative reference to turn to for answers to challenging situations. Valuation stands ahead of the field for its reputation, quality, and prestige, putting the solutions you need right at your fingertips.