This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Alan Hudson, Head of UK&I Restructuring and Kirsten Tompkins, profit warning report author and UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Content Editor. UK quoted companies issued a record 301 profit warnings in the first quarter of 2020 – a total we’d usually expect over the course of a year, not … More Record profit warnings – but what next?
This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Jon Hughes, Managing Partner for EY’s UKI Markets. Covid-19 is fundamentally affecting companies’ ability to operate and plan on a global level. The sheer extent of government and central bank support unveiled in the last few days underlines the unique combination of challenges created by this crisis and … More Covid-19: A moment in time
This week’s blog comes from EY’s UK&I Markets Leader, Lee Downham. In this week’s blog, we’ll set out where we stand now, before exploring which parts of the economy could be most vulnerable to further operational, supply and demand-side shocks – both direct and indirect. Whilst we hope the economic impact of the Covid-19 virus proves … More Covid-19: What now, what next?
This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Susanne Vanner and Zoe Edler It’s becoming harder for Private Equity to extract value in the current economic and competitive climate. Value creation by necessity has become more sophisticated, with an increasing focus on innovative and holistic approaches that address the need to grow brands, accelerate organic growth … More How can intelligent automation be a value differentiator for private equity?
This week’s blog comes from EY’s UK&I Markets Leader, Lee Downham. Capital markets started 2020 with renewed optimism, but recent events have reminded us that new certainties and opportunities mix with old concerns and new worries. It’s this complex mix of forces that I think will create significant contrasts in fortunes – both between and within … More Half empty, or half full?
This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Alan Hudson, Head of UK&I Restructuring and Kirsten Tompkins, UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Content Editor. In 2019, a higher percentage of UK quoted companies issued profit warnings than 2008. We’re not facing recession. Insolvencies have risen in 2019 but are well below 2008 levels. This clearly isn’t as … More Why are profit warnings breaking 2008 records?
This week’s blog to kick off the year comes from Fredrik Bürger, who leads EY’s Private Equity Value Creation service offering. Back in May 2018, I asked if Private Equity (PE)’s future lay in its past in terms of its established ability to carve-out and turnaround non-core businesses. Well, it’s certainly been a busy few … More How can Private Equity continue to carve-out value?
This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Lee Downham – Partner and UK&I Markets Leader, Transaction Advisory Services and Kirsten Tompkins, UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Content Editor. This week we look both back and forward as we reach the end of a year – and decade – of crisis, recovery, division, uncertainty and, above all, … More 2019: How was it for you?
This week’s blog comes from Julie Carlyle, Partner and Head of Retail, UK & Ireland, and Brian Marshall, Transaction Advisory Services Retail Leader. Many retailers are pinning their hopes on the next six weeks – the golden period that could make or break their year. As we approach Black Friday, we’ll look at the prospects for … More Retail focus: Last Christmas?
This week’s blog comes from Lisa Ashe, Turnaround Partner in EY Transaction Advisory Services The strongest and brightest companies will always find opportunities in adversity. The big question for companies is how. How can they be the company that thrives in a world of rising uncertainty – and scrutiny? I had the pleasure of attending … More Can we find opportunity in uncertainty?