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?
This week’s post comes from Steve Ivermee, Managing Partner, UKI Transaction Advisory Services at EY. This might be a strange, even bizarre question to ask given the uncertainties currently faced by the UK economy and – by extension – UK companies. But, our latest Global Capital Confidence Barometer has two really striking UK headlines. For … More Could the UK become a hotbed of M&A in 2019?
This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Amanda Blackhall O’Sullivan, a partner in our Restructuring team. Some of the strongest headwinds that have battered the travel sector in recent years are easing, but new challenges are always emerging and many go deeper than temporary shifts in overheads and demand. Airlines and tour operators in particular will need … More Are travel headwinds easing?
Most organisations inside the UK – and many outside – will rank Brexit as amongst their biggest immediate risks. Rightly so. But amidst this political maelstrom, it’s easy to forget that the biggest existential threat to your organisation might come from an emerging disruptive trend or a change in social attitudes. In this week’s blog … More What’s that coming over the hill?
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?
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?