What happened in 2018?

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?

What else is happening?

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?

What does Brexit mean now?

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?

Why are profit warnings triggering record share price falls?

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?

Time to pay?

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?

Do your forecasts still stack up?

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?