The coming regime shift towards capital-heavy companies

Beth McCann

15th JUN. 2021

‘Capital light’ business models have dominated in recent years, but ‘capital heavy’ businesses should gain in the new regime, driven by short-run capacity and 4 longer-run structural themes 

The shift towards capex heavy business models will initially be driven by sectors starved of capital over the last 20 years, thanks to reshoring and infrastructure spend. Longer-term it could be nascent technologies required for climate transition and to secure geopolitical leadership that deliver increased returns to investors from ‘capital heavy’ companies. 


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