This week’s Capital Agenda Blog comes from Susanne Vanner and Zoe Edler It’s becoming harder for Private Equity to extract value in the current economic and competitive climate. Value creation by necessity has become more sophisticated, with an increasing focus on innovative and holistic approaches that address the need to grow brands, accelerate organic growth … More How can intelligent automation be a value differentiator for private equity?
This week’s blog to kick off the year comes from Fredrik Bürger, who leads EY’s Private Equity Value Creation service offering. Back in May 2018, I asked if Private Equity (PE)’s future lay in its past in terms of its established ability to carve-out and turnaround non-core businesses. Well, it’s certainly been a busy few … More How can Private Equity continue to carve-out value?
This week’s blog comes from Paddy Moser, partner in UKI Transaction Advisory Private Equity. We recently highlighted the continuing attraction of UK assets for corporate buyers – but what about private equity? In this week’s blog, I’ll explore the tension between opportunity and uncertainty for PE buyers in the UK and how it’s affecting deal … More Is the UK still an attractive option for PE?
This week’s blog comes from Fredrik Bürger, who leads EY’s Private Equity Value Creation service offering. Public-to-private transactions (PTP) are well and truly back on the private equity agenda. While by no means reaching the peaks of 2006-7, ‘take-private’ deals have picked up in the last two years and look set to accelerate in 2019. … More Why is ‘take private’ such a hot topic?
This week’s blog comes from Anna Grotberg, a Director in EY-Parthenon’s Global Education Practice. We are at a unique point in the history of higher education. Globally, the number of students looking to study and able to pay for higher education is as high as it’s ever been – and is set to move even … More Why is PE seizing the university challenge?
This week’s blog comes from Matt Bartell, EY’s UKI Transaction Advisory Life Sciences Leader and Paddy Moser, co-leader of UKI Transaction Advisory Private Equity. There’s no doubt that health is one of the biggest stories in private equity right now. In the second quarter, the healthcare sector accounted for almost a quarter of global PE … More What’s behind PE’s latest health-kick?
This week’s blog comes from Fredrik Bürger, who leads EY’s Private Equity Value Creation service offering across EMEA. Will this be the year Private Equity goes back to its roots? Buying and turning around unloved corporate divisions is an important part of PE’s heritage – and, I think, a bigger part of its future. In … More How can PE carve-out value?
A strong 2017 bodes well for M&A activity in 2018, but deals will depend on more than the numbers … More More than just the numbers
Private equity firms are on track to raise record funds. Big deals are on the cards and debt markets are open to fund them. … More Private equity: comeback or comedown?
Takeaways: Growth has slowed to something that looks solid, but unspectacular. The Fed has thrown another spanner in the works. Earnings estimates are falling. We know companies aren’t just resting on their laurels amidst the squall – capital and operational optimisation are top of the agenda and M&A activity is certainly maintaining its heady pace. … More Taking arms against a sea of troubles