You can enjoy this year’s Look Forward series in a variety of ways, but what the articles, infographics, and podcasts all have in common is their sharp analysis of the past 12 months, and insightful predictions for the year ahead. We hope you enjoy our partners’ perspectives – please get in touch to tell us about your focus, and register to keep up to date with our latest thinking.
L.E.K. Look Forward 2024: The European Perspective
Ben Faircloth and David Titus explore the challenges and opportunities of the coming year, focusing on macroeconomic headwinds, digital transformation, sustainability and generative AI. Partner and European region head Ben Faircloth and Chief Commercial Officer in Europe David Titus express optimism amid geopolitical complexities and market dynamics. The episode underscores L.E.K. Consulting’s deep sector capability and digital expertise, highlighting the need for agility and connectivity to provide clients with informed advice.
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Look Forward to the Rise of Retail Media - Examining the Implications for FMCGs
With opportunities for advertising on shopping channels growing fast, European retailers are looking to emulate the success of Amazon and others. Retail media is expected to play an increasingly important role in taking products to market. And with substantial headroom in both the US and Europe, what are the challenges and opportunities for businesses looking to make the most of the rise of retail advertising?
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Look Forward to Branded Restaurants on the Investment Menu
With branded or chain restaurants on the rise across Europe, US brands are continuing their successful export internationally signalling a change for many countries. What are the dynamics at play and what’s on offer for investors looking to capitalise on this shift?
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Look Forward to the Post-Covid-19 Shakedown in Consumer Entertainment
The post-pandemic recovery halted the rise of subscription streaming services (SVODs) as consumers returned to offices and tightened their belts in the face of rising living costs. What had become a golden age for content spend rapidly switched channels as entertainment businesses cut back and looked for new ways to control costs and drive income.
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Look Forward to M&A Opportunities for Segments Focused on Consumer Health and Wellbeing
After a strong year for M&A in 2021, transaction levels reduced significantly in the following two years for the healthcare sector. Unfavourable macroeconomic factors, along with rapidly rising inflation and interest rates are two of the factors behind this change. What does 2024 hold for the sector?
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Look Forward to a New Lease of Life for Equity Release
For property owners facing rising living costs and lower pension returns than previous generations, Equity Release, or ER, provided a vital opportunity. Uptake increased significantly over the previous decade, but the shock of 2022’s mini-budget brought gilt market volatility and a sharp decline in ER products. Is ER dead and buried or are reports of its demise much exaggerated?
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Look Forward to Insurance M&A Markets in 2024
With much market turbulence in 2023, most insurance valuations suffered badly, but optimism is on the rise for the year ahead. What are the factors driving our high hopes for a better year ahead? Market expert Sam Halliday puts insurance under the spotlight and reveals the seven drivers for a promising 2024.
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Look Forward to Growth Fuelled by Data and Analytics for Healthcare Businesses
From access issues, to rising operational costs and evolving patient expectations – today’s healthcare sector faces a wide range of challenges. Better data and advancing technology are providing a much-needed prescription for under-pressure businesses looking to improve patient outcomes and commercial performance.
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Look Forward to How the Energy Transition Momentum is Building
Sustainability has completed its journey from niche preoccupation to business fundamental and is now shaping commercial strategies across industries. For the energy sector ESG is even more pressing. Our fifth annual survey takes the temperature of the sector and looks forward to the trends to watch out for in 2024.
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Look Forward to Industrials in 2024 and Beyond
After a mixed year for industrial businesses in 20233, what are the key trends that will shape the year ahead and beyond? From improved supply chains to improving levels of talent and emerging technologies – 2024 holds promise despite continuing widespread geopolitical issues. What are the key questions for any business looking to flourish? Our latest insight examines the changing environment for industrials.
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Look Forward to the Road Ahead for the European Automotive Sector
A potent combination of insufficient public charging networks, limited subsidies and restrictive regulations have put electric vehicles (EVs) beyond the reach for many lower-income populations. As many manufacturers abandoning high-volume, lower-cost vehicles in favour of the premium market, what next for mobility across all levels of society?
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Look Forward to a Talent Focused Organisational Strategy in 2024
For any high-tech business, unlocking the true value potential of talent is a top priority in the year ahead. The highly regulated environment of Life sciences means that attracting and retaining the very best people is even more vital to business success. How can companies create a talent focused organisational strategy, and what are the key drivers for success? Our latest insight highlights this key subject.
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Look Forward to Transforming the Patient Journey in Mental Health
Our latest analysis of the growing issue of poor mental health makes for compelling reading. With the cost in lost productivity top the world economy already hitting $2.5 trillion annually, and projected to more than double by the close of the decade, the need to rethink the patient journey has never been more pressing. From smarter processes to new psychedelic therapies – technology holds the key to better mental health.
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Look Forward to Sustainability in 2024
With companies of all sizes demonstrating a clear commitment to sustainability, understanding how to navigate this vital but complex agenda is a business imperative. Regulation, consumers, investors, talent – multiple stakeholders mean multiple demands for companies as sustainability confirms its seat at the boardroom table. What are the trends and how can businesses take action? L.E.K. Consulting Sustainability Chair John Goddard looks to the year ahead.
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Transport and Logistics
Look Forward to a vision for Urban Mobility in 2050
Smooth road ahead or U-turn? When it comes to a vision for future urban mobility, a good understanding of multiple factors is essential. From sustainability to affordability, and from safety to accessibility - as cities are set to house a growing global population, discover what it will take to deliver on a vision for future urban mobility.
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