This week’s blog comes from Fredrik Bürger, who leads EY’s Private Equity Value Creation service offering. Public-to-private transactions (PTP) are well and truly back on the private equity agenda. While by no means reaching the peaks of 2006-7, ‘take-private’ deals have picked up in the last two years and look set to accelerate in 2019. … More Why is ‘take private’ such a hot topic?
This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Michael McCartney and Chris Lowe in our Capital & Debt Advisory Team. Divergence is one of the most influential trends in UK debt markets today. There is an increasing deviation in behaviour, in quality and in companies’ ability to access debt, which – if it continues to play … More What happens when debt markets diverge?
January has two faces. On the one side, a global market rally, on the other rising global risks. There’s an obvious tension here. The rally seems largely based on investor expectations that these rising risks will slow the pace of US interest rate rises. But, 2019’s risks look broader and deeper than 2016, when we … More 2019, the story so far…
This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Adrian Browne, UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Markets Leader, and Kirsten Tompkins, UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Lead Content Editor. What stands out most from our 2018 word cloud is ‘More’. We clearly used that word a lot! This last year had more volatility, more uncertainty, and more disruption – but … More What happened in 2018?
This week’s blog comes from Anna Grotberg, a Director in EY-Parthenon’s Global Education Practice. We are at a unique point in the history of higher education. Globally, the number of students looking to study and able to pay for higher education is as high as it’s ever been – and is set to move even … More Why is PE seizing the university challenge?
In other words, what’s happening apart from Brexit? Because, without wanting to downgrade its significance, there is so much more going on that could easily be lost in the pre-vote maelstrom. Which is why this week, I’m going to focus on three other themes we can’t lose sight of – all of which also have … More What else is happening?
My immediate answer is “riskier uncertainty”. Not knowing what happens on 29 March 2019 isn’t new. But although we now have a deal; the events of the last seven days seem to have increased probability of no deal. This is a new level of uncertainty with a rapidly approaching cliff-edge. Which is why, rather than trying … More What does Brexit mean now?