This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Adrian Browne, UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Markets Leader, and Kirsten Tompkins, UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Lead Content Editor. What stands out most from our 2018 word cloud is ‘More’. We clearly used that word a lot! This last year had more volatility, more uncertainty, and more disruption – but … More What happened in 2018?
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 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?
This week’s blog comes from Julie Hood, Global Deputy Vice Chair of Transaction Advisory Services at EY. We’re all wrestling with how to future-proof our businesses. Digitisation and convergence have created bigger sector ecosystems with nimbler predators. The risk of being blindsided by a new technology or start-up has never been greater. Corporate longevity has … More Is your M&A strategy too safe?
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?