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TFTF | Oct 31, 2019

The fortnight thus far

Reports & resources we loved in the last 15 days, once every 15 days.

Issue #18

Oct 31, 2019



Energy Report 2019

India bets on EV for the future of transportation with initiatives designed to make them affordable (GST rates slashed), accessible (EV charging facilities) and local (battery manufacturing facilities, support to EV manufacturers).

[ PCRA > Full report here:



European PE Breakdown – Q3 2019

Corporate carveouts in PE transactions up 41%. Median PE multiples offered dip by 25%. IT & B2B deals continue to capture lion’s share. B2C deals continued to shrink.

[ PitchBook > Full report here:



Millennials and Auto Trends Report

75% of millennials currently own/ lease a car. 50% of those that don’t currently own one, plan to get one in the next 5 years & ~45% don’t intend to ever. Fuel efficiency & price are still top considerations in Asian markets. EVs/ Hybrids are preferred by 33% but are less than 5% of total cars, showing a massive opportunity.

[ Duff & Phelps > Full report here :



The 2018 State of Leadership Development Report

> 54% of all organisations are currently executing their organisational transformation effort. Only 3% said they don’t need one. Technology, retail and financial services among the top 3 sectors undertaking transformations internally.

[ Harvard Business Review > Full report here:



The Global Competitiveness Report 2019

Singapore ousts US as #1 on the Global Competitiveness Index (which measures improvements in total factor productivity). Hong Kong leaps to #3. Middle Eastern Countries jump significantly over the last ear.

[ World Economic Forum > Full report here:



The New CFO Mandate

CFOs believe the biggest value they bring is in performance management, strategic leadership & organizational transformation. Non-CFOs believe CFOs add most financial value in traditional finance roles and cost optimization. Does this signal a gap in understanding, a skill gap or rampant underutilisation of talent?

[ McKinsey > Full report here:


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