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 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?
This week’s blog comes from Michel Driessen, a Senior Partner in EY Transaction Advisory Services. Sometimes one day can really captures the corporate zeitgeist. Global deal values were already running at a near record. UK M&A hit its highest level in over a decade in the first quarter. But the US$120b of deals announced in just … More M&A blip or trend?
UK M&A began 2018 with a bang, posting a record first quarter and marking the best start to the year in more than a decade. … More UK M&A surge highlights confidence
In this week’s blog, I’ll set out how and why I think US tax reform has the potential to change UK deal making from start to finish – and why we need to see these reforms in a broader context. … More What’s the deal with US Tax Reform?
This week we look at the latest M&A data to try and get a read on how UK companies are responding to Brexit. … More UK M&A: Dealing with Brexit
Riding the cycles Takeaways: With Hellenic worries on the back burner, equity markets have flirted with new highs. However, geopolitical machinations continue to provide reality checks and Greece will be back – soon. The commodities sector is obviously still coming to terms with new economic realities. M&A activity dipped in metals and mining again in … More Riding the cycles
Takeways: At pixel time….Greece is offering an olive branch (of sorts) and markets are up. That said, investors didn’t seem perturbed by the breakdown of Monday’s talks. This isn’t 2011. The Eurozone economy is growing, banks are stronger, markets are flush with liquidity, backstops are in place and Greece’s debt is mainly ‘official’. With the … More High noon at the O.K Brussels….
All I want for Christmas… I’m not sure Santa will be able to deliver everything on central bankers’ lists this year. Mario must be wondering if he’s made the ‘naughty’ list as Eurozone inflation expectations dip again. Haruhiko got an early present in the form of an Abe election win – a green light for … More All I want for Christmas…
New data that showed the US economy added 288,000 jobs in June, substantially higher than the 215,000 consensus economists had predicted, helped push the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 17,000 for the first time.