Trends by Function: Business and Corporate Development

Each year, Business Talent Group releases the High-End Independent Talent Report, looking across industries and business functions to analyze how business leaders deploy top independent talent to fill critical skill, expertise, and leadership gaps. Here are the key business and corporate development trends for 2022.

With M&A activity at record levels and tantalizing avenues to growth appearing at every turn, business and corporate development professionals are tapping independent talent to evaluate the myriad opportunities that lie ahead, develop robust strategies to pursue them, and manage complex integration efforts and process improvements.

PROJECT CATEGORIES: Business and Corporate Development

2022 Business and Corporate Development Trends - Independent Talent Project Categories pie chart

74% Strategy
12% Transformation
11% Operations
3% Organization

 

IN-DEMAND PROJECTS FOR BUSINESS AND CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

M&A

Opportunity Assessment

Growth Strategy

Planning

Post-Merger Integration

Marketing and Sales

Business Processes

IN-DEMAND SKILLS FOR BUSINESS AND CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Market Landscape and Research

Growth Strategy

Post-Merger Integration

Corporate and Business Unit Strategy

SAMPLE BUSINESS AND CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

  • Develop and lead the commercial strategy for a new medical device launching next year
  • Evaluate the market for acquisitions in the insurance industry and develop an M&A
    playbook and strategy
  • Explore value propositions, analyze potential targets, conduct competitive analysis, and evaluate new markets
  • Develop a digital health strategy for a first-in-class drug
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