Can the capital allocation process be a competitive advantage?

Some companies in the technology, media and telecommunications sector are doing it differently — and seeing results. A new study from Parthenon-EY shows that, when it comes to best practices in capital budgeting, top performers from the technology, media and telecommunications segments (TMT) might be onto something. That is, these leaders share a handful of … More Can the capital allocation process be a competitive advantage?

Digital transformation for 2020 and beyond: A global telecommunications study

The paradigm shift to digital is well underway The global telecoms industry landscape is changing faster than ever. Erosion of legacy revenue streams driven by over-the-top (OTT) competitors continues, forcing operators to consider new ways of remaining relevant to consumer and enterprise customers. While many have embarked on journeys to become digital service providers, the … More Digital transformation for 2020 and beyond: A global telecommunications study

EY infuses blockchain into enterprises and across industries with launch of EY Ops Chain

EY has announced the launch of EY Ops Chain, a set of applications and services aimed at helping organizations commercialize the use of blockchain technology across the enterprise. EY Ops Chain combines blockchain-based services developed jointly by EY and industry collaborators, combining EY’s full range of consulting, tax and audit expertise to drive enhanced business … More EY infuses blockchain into enterprises and across industries with launch of EY Ops Chain

Divestment appetite more than doubles in 2016 with companies funding growth through strategic sales

Divestments are top of mind in corporates’ capital agenda strategy this year as companies seek to extract maximum value from strategic sales, according to EY’s 2016 Global Corporate Divestment Study, Learning from private equity: experts at extracting hidden value, an annual survey of corporate and private equity executives out earlier this year. Reflecting the increasing … More Divestment appetite more than doubles in 2016 with companies funding growth through strategic sales

Navigating Brexit: Tax and legal implications for life sciences

The historic decision by the voters of the UK to leave the EU marks a significant change for the UK and EU and will impact other trading partners such as the US. However, all EU directives and regulations, as well as the treaties themselves, remain in force in respect of the UK until it formally … More Navigating Brexit: Tax and legal implications for life sciences

Internet of Things: the possibilities and legal risk in media & entertainment

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the connection of devices — any devices — to the Internet using embedded, software and sensors to communicate, collect and exchange data with one another. With IoT, the world is wide open, offering a virtually endless array of opportunities and connections at home, at work or at play. However, … More Internet of Things: the possibilities and legal risk in media & entertainment

Delayed but not derailed: global IPO market looks ahead to 2017

Amid ongoing economic and political uncertainty, the global IPO market will continue to be a stop-start affair in 2016. However, greater clarity regarding the economic and political landscape will emerge by the end of the year, allowing companies to reinvigorate their IPO strategies, while the recent growth in the availability of private capital will continue … More Delayed but not derailed: global IPO market looks ahead to 2017

Legal disruption in a blockchain-enabled world

While the internet is a world-changing medium for information exchange, blockchain is the first native digital medium for peer-to-peer value exchange. EY’s analysis of blockchain suggests it may have the most impactful potential of the entire portfolio of disruptive technologies that are now emerging. But it also has the most obstacles to success, ranging from … More Legal disruption in a blockchain-enabled world

Legislative response to BEPS and the impact on cross-border M&A

Excerpt from EY’s 14th Capital Confidence Barometer. Since the release of the OECD’s final Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) guidance in October 2015, local country adoption and legislation have started to emerge globally. The 14th edition of EY’s Global Capital Confidence Barometer survey finds a range of attitudes toward the changes in tax regulations, with over a … More Legislative response to BEPS and the impact on cross-border M&A

LAW ALERT: New transparency legislation in Switzerland will reinforce efforts to prevent money laundering

On 1 July 2015, new company law provisions took effect in Switzerland, designed to ensure greater transparency by legal entities, their shareholders and beneficial owners. The regulations apply to private joint-stock companies, limited liability companies and cooperatives, but – in accordance with the Federal Act on Intermediated Securities – it is not applicable to shares … More LAW ALERT: New transparency legislation in Switzerland will reinforce efforts to prevent money laundering