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)
This time last year we were on the brink of an unpredicted and unpredictable UK General Election and unexpectedly loud tightening noises from UK and US central banks. Still markets remained mostly becalmed. Given how 2018 is panning out, I’ll be amazed if this summer passes without drama. Investors are getting to grips with so … More What I’m watching this summer (Part 1)
This week’s blog comes from Fredrik Bürger, who leads EY’s Private Equity Value Creation service offering across EMEA. Will this be the year Private Equity goes back to its roots? Buying and turning around unloved corporate divisions is an important part of PE’s heritage – and, I think, a bigger part of its future. In … More How can PE carve-out value?