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?
This week’s post comes from Steve Ivermee, Managing Partner, UKI Transaction Advisory Services at EY. UK M&A intentions hit a four-year low in EY’s 19th Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB19). It’s an eye catching figure, but what does this mean on the ground for UK deal activity and how UK companies allocate their capital? If we combine … More A deal pause?
This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Alan Hudson, Head of UK Restructuring. What price a profit warning? In Q3 2018 the average answer was 21% on the day of warning – the highest fall we’ve recorded since Q3 2008. In fact, we’ve only seen this high level of investor reaction a few times before – … More Why are profit warnings triggering record share price falls?
This week’s blog comes from Faizul Ali and Paul Harragan We were recently interviewed by CityAM around how cyber security is increasingly playing a significant part in the ongoing value of an organisation and M&A activity. Whereby market capitalisation, EBITDA, cashflow and IP are some of the traditional metrics used to measure the value of … More Cyber as the new value driver
In EY’s latest Global Divestment Survey, 90% of European companies said that they plan to divest assets within the next two years. Of those divesting, 87% said the main reason for selling an asset was its weak position in its market place. How can companies prepare this type of business for sale? I think the answer … More How can analytics make targets more attractive?
This week’s blog comes from Matt Bartell, EY’s UKI Transaction Advisory Life Sciences Leader and Paddy Moser, co-leader of UKI Transaction Advisory Private Equity. There’s no doubt that health is one of the biggest stories in private equity right now. In the second quarter, the healthcare sector accounted for almost a quarter of global PE … More What’s behind PE’s latest health-kick?
I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your attention that one of the world’s biggest investment banks collapsed ten years ago this week. Such was the magnitude of the crisis, that it still feels like we’re in the midst of the fallout and may be so for a generation. We usually come back after summer with a … More Should we look back to look forward?
This week’s blog comes from Julie Hood, Global Deputy Vice Chair of Transaction Advisory Services at EY. We’re all wrestling with how to future-proof our businesses. Digitisation and convergence have created bigger sector ecosystems with nimbler predators. The risk of being blindsided by a new technology or start-up has never been greater. Corporate longevity has … More Is your M&A strategy too safe?