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?
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?
Making predictions is always daunting – this year more than most. Nevertheless, we’re going to look beyond current uncertainties to identify trends that will influence the Capital Agenda in 2017 … More And to come in 2017?
Yesterday’s historic UK referendum has delivered a vote to leave the European Union. It will take time to work through the implications. So much is still unknown in terms of how the UK will negotiate its exit and build new trading relationships in the years ahead. But, invariably, uncertainty affects economic and capital market activity … More BREXIT