This week’s post comes from Steve Ivermee, Managing Partner, UKI Transaction Advisory Services at EY. We’ve just experienced the biggest first half for global deals on record. Meanwhile, total UK deal values in H1 2018 were only surpassed by H1 2007, with domestic and inbound activity leading the charge. In my regular catch-up here on the … More Why is UK M&A booming in 2018?
In this week’s blog we use the latest and archive profit warning data – available on the new EY Profit Warning Console – to tell the story. … More Why are there more UK profit warnings?
This week’s blog comes from Anna Faelten, an Associate Partner in our TAS TMT team Data, data everywhere…but what actually has value? Do you have a hidden gem? The value question is one that I am increasingly being asked as the digital age allows – and indeed encourages – organisations to collect increasing volumes of data … More What makes data valuable?
The World Cup reminds us how much many of us still strongly identify with nation states. In many major economies this sense of nationhood is increasingly being expressed through greater nationalism and a drive towards protectionist policies. Indeed, one way or another trade is going to dominate the markets this summer, through growing global tensions … More Trading places
This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Matthew Evans, a Partner in EY’s Cash and Working Capital team. The time taken by the UK’s biggest companies to pay their smaller suppliers has been an issue for successive governments, but recent events have pushed it much higher up the political agenda. Major companies’ payment practices are … More Time to pay?
This week’s blog comes from Natalia Pugach, a Director in our Restructuring Modelling team. High profile failures, profit warnings and asset write-downs have put the spotlight on how well companies are measuring their performance and delivering against their forecasts and investment hypotheses. Deals, debt arrangements and forecasts made in brighter times are coming under greater scrutiny. … More Do your forecasts still stack up?
Last week I picked out the first five of my ten areas to watch this summer – including oil, which has lived up to its volatile billing. As with so much we discussed, pricing is difficult when structural change has ripped up the old playbook. This week I’m turning my attention to five more issues … More What I’m watching this summer (Part 2)