This week’s blog comes from EY’s UK&I Markets Leader, Lee Downham. Capital markets started 2020 with renewed optimism, but recent events have reminded us that new certainties and opportunities mix with old concerns and new worries. It’s this complex mix of forces that I think will create significant contrasts in fortunes – both between and within … More Half empty, or half full?
This week’s blog comes from Charles Honnywill, Transactions Partner and Divestiture Leader at EY Disposals remain high on the UK corporate agenda and an active M&A market suggests that there’s no shortage of buyers. So far so good. But as recent high-profile examples highlight, many transactions don’t go to plan due to unforeseen regulatory issues. … More Can they buy what you’re selling?
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?
This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Alan Hudson, Head of UK Restructuring and Kirsten Tompkins, UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Content Editor. The Capital Agenda Blog usually starts the year with predictions for the 12 months ahead…but where do you start? The only thing we can predict is unpredictability – not least because Brexit isn’t … More What price uncertainty?
This week’s post comes from Steve Ivermee, Managing Partner, UKI Transaction Advisory Services at EY. We’ve just experienced the biggest first half for global deals on record. Meanwhile, total UK deal values in H1 2018 were only surpassed by H1 2007, with domestic and inbound activity leading the charge. In my regular catch-up here on the … More Why is UK M&A booming in 2018?
Obviously Brexit will have a profound impact on the shape of the UK economy and its relationship with the rest of the world. Given this fundamental shift taking place in the UK’s world view, it is understandable why this topic is dominating the capital agenda. But, this week, I also want to think about other … More Why Brexit isn’t always a deal breaker
One of the most significant challenges for business today is how and where to allocate capital to meet their digital ambitions. Companies are faced with a number of questions, the most pressing of which is whether to buy or build or seek another path – technological and behavioural change has changed the deal space too, … More Dealing in a digital world
Ostensibly it looks like we’ve returned to our desks picking up pretty much where we left off. Or have we? It was by no means as dramatic a summer as those of Eurozone crises and taper-tantrums past or even last year’s oil & China worries. But arguably the summer has been a pivotal period that has established the terms … More Eight things we learnt this summer
Sometimes you need time away to really see how much has changed. What’s really grabbing my attention now is the low growth, low inflation, low interest rate world in which we find ourselves. It’s partly a hangover from the global financial crisis; but it’s also a product of secular forces – i.e. it’s not going … More Through the looking glass: from low yields to old solutions
When was the last quiet summer? Perhaps it was the same year as the last hot one? The pace of events might slacken in August –but let’s not bet on it. Still, it feels like a good time to take stock. So much is up in the air, but we’re starting to get a better … More Five summer themes