Does M&A need to become more ‘purpose driven’?

We’re relaunching the Capital Agenda Blog this autumn with a new editor and new themes. I’m Lee Downham, EY’s new UK&I Markets Leader and I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts – and the thoughts of my colleagues – on how companies can manage capital and transactions in a changing world. ‘Change’ being one of … More Does M&A need to become more ‘purpose driven’?

Are you merging innovation or submerging value?

This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Matt Bartell, EY UK&I Transaction Advisory Services Life Sciences Leader and Andrew Jones, an Associate Partner in EY UK&I  Life Sciences Transaction Advisory Services. Are you merging innovation or submerging value? How do you integrate an acquisition when its value derives not from its physical assets, but from … More Are you merging innovation or submerging value?

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. 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?

What happened in 2018?

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?

A deal pause?

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?