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?
This week’s blog comes from Julie Carlyle, Partner and Head of UK Retail at EY. Black Friday is almost here. It is strange to think that in just five years, one long weekend in November could come to mean so much to UK retailers. But this extended weekend now kicks off, shapes and sets the … More What will Black Friday tell us?
This week’s post comes from Steve Ivermee, Managing Partner, UKI Transaction Advisory Services at EY. UK M&A intentions hit a four-year low in EY’s 19th Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB19). It’s an eye catching figure, but what does this mean on the ground for UK deal activity and how UK companies allocate their capital? If we combine … More A deal pause?
This week’s blog comes from Jon Slatkin, an EY Partner specialising in Rapid Transformation and Peter Matthews,Head of Advanced Manufacturing and Mobility. The automotive sector is in the crosshairs of four of the biggest challenges facing businesses today. With such a potent mix of environmental, economic, trade and disruptive forces, it’s hard to say what … More Why is the automotive sector at a crossroads?
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?
This week’s blog comes from Faizul Ali and Paul Harragan We were recently interviewed by CityAM around how cyber security is increasingly playing a significant part in the ongoing value of an organisation and M&A activity. Whereby market capitalisation, EBITDA, cashflow and IP are some of the traditional metrics used to measure the value of … More Cyber as the new value driver
In EY’s latest Global Divestment Survey, 90% of European companies said that they plan to divest assets within the next two years. Of those divesting, 87% said the main reason for selling an asset was its weak position in its market place. How can companies prepare this type of business for sale? I think the answer … More How can analytics make targets more attractive?