Does M&A need to become more ‘purpose driven’?

We’re relaunching the Capital Agenda Blog this autumn with a new editor and new themes. I’m Lee Downham, EY’s new UK&I Markets Leader and I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts – and the thoughts of my colleagues – on how companies can manage capital and transactions in a changing world. ‘Change’ being one of … More Does M&A need to become more ‘purpose driven’?

What can 20 years of profit warning data tell us?

This week’s blog comes from Alan Hudson, EY Head of UK&I Restructuring In 1999, when EY started to track UK profit warnings, the dot.com boom was full swing, the euro started trading and businesses were preparing for Y2K – the so called “millennium bug”. Two decades and over 6000 profit warnings later, we’ve gathered a … More What can 20 years of profit warning data tell us?

Are you merging innovation or submerging value?

This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Matt Bartell, EY UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Life Sciences Leader and Andrew Jones, an Associate Partner in EY UK&I  Life Sciences Transaction Advisory Services. Are you merging innovation or submerging value? How do you integrate an acquisition when its value derives not from its physical assets, but from … More Are you merging innovation or submerging value?

How can companies meet the challenge of supply chain disruption?

How can companies meet the challenge of supply chain disruption? This week’s blog comes from Mats Persson, Head of EY’s International Trade, Economics and Policy Unit Geopolitical uncertainty, new tariffs and even the threat of war in the Middle East dominate the headlines. As we’ve discussed previously, EY’s latest Capital Confidence Barometer Survey (CCB20), shows … More How can companies meet the challenge of supply chain disruption?

Is the UK still an attractive option for PE?

This week’s blog comes from Paddy Moser, partner in UKI Transaction Advisory Private Equity.  We recently highlighted the continuing attraction of UK assets for corporate buyers – but what about private equity? In this week’s blog, I’ll explore the tension between opportunity and uncertainty for PE buyers in the UK and how it’s affecting deal … More Is the UK still an attractive option for PE?

How can the construction sector rebuild stakeholder confidence?

This week’s blog comes from Richard Harrison  Director in our TAS Practice and Ian Marson, TAS Construction Leader and Director in our Transactions practice. Stakeholder confidence is vital to any business, but it is crucial for those reliant on winning and delivering contracts. This is the challenge facing the construction sector, where confidence has been tested by a … More How can the construction sector rebuild stakeholder confidence?