This week’s post comes from Steve Ivermee, Managing Partner, UKI Transaction Advisory Services at EY. UK M&A activity continued to slow in Q3 2017, with volumes and value down year-on-year. But, there’s a more complex and developing story behind the headlines. It’s one that’s partly driven by the fallout from Brexit, one that’s partly a … More A new chapter in UK M&A
I have a strong feeling that we’ve been here before. Major central banks making tightening noises with nothing to little happening has been a recurring theme since we started this blog. So what could be different this time? Three of the four major central banks have effectively billed the next quarter as one where they will … More The interest rate conundrum
Private equity firms are on track to raise record funds. Big deals are on the cards and debt markets are open to fund them. Nevertheless, there are new challenges on the horizon – some of which stem from this record fundraising and others from the digital revolution that will affect not only what private equity buys, … More Private equity: comeback or comedown?