This week’s blog comes from Julie Carlyle, Partner and Head of Retail, UK & Ireland, and Brian Marshall, Transaction Advisory Services Retail Leader. Many retailers are pinning their hopes on the next six weeks – the golden period that could make or break their year. As we approach Black Friday, we’ll look at the prospects for … More Retail focus: Last Christmas?
This week’s blog comes from Lisa Ashe, Turnaround Partner in EY Transaction Advisory Services The strongest and brightest companies will always find opportunities in adversity. The big question for companies is how. How can they be the company that thrives in a world of rising uncertainty – and scrutiny? I had the pleasure of attending … More Can we find opportunity in uncertainty?
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?
This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Alan Hudson, Head of UK Restructuring. In the last year, we’ve been talking about UK companies issuing the highest number of profit warnings since the global financial crisis. But, in our latest analysis, we’ve had to go back even further to find our reference point. In Q2 2019, … More Where is uncertainty hitting hardest?
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?
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?
This week’s post comes from Dougald Middleton, Partner in UKI Transaction Advisory Services at EY. The middle class is shrinking in the UK and in almost every developed economy. The structural drivers that rebalanced employment towards managerial and professional roles are weakening – along with economic growth rates – and this turnaround in fortunes is … More What happens when we lose the middle?