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?
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 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?
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?
This week’s blog comes from Ferga Kane, Director in EY Transaction Advisory Services team, focusing upon Government & Infrastructure Advisory. It’s a question faced the world over. Where can we find the additional funds we need, not just to maintain, but also to improve vital infrastructure? I believe that new challenges require us to embrace … More How do we plug the infrastructure gap?