An increasing number of companies are waiting to go public, and they will be ready to move quickly when markets recover. The backlog of high-quality IPOs continues to grow as issuers await more favorable market conditions, pushing IPO activity down across many markets in Q3 2019 compared with Q3 2018. Overall, 256 IPOs came to … More Global IPO trends: Q3 2019
According to the EY Global Corporate Divestment Study, the intent to divest remains at record levels – 84% of companies plan to divest within the next two years, consistent with last year’s record of 87%. At the same time, 63% admit they have held onto some assets for too long when they should have been divested. … More Transaction analytics can reveal insights across the divestment life cycle
Is frictionless commerce an opportunity to deploy time and capital in more constructive ways? We have now entered the age of superfluid markets. New technologies are converging to eliminate even more inefficiencies and frictions from markets. While we can’t predict exactly what the future will look like, superfluidity will have a profound impact on both markets … More Will superfluid markets change companies as we know them?
Our diverse team of lawyers are a fully integrated part of our client services teams, providing a multi-disciplinary approach that helps our clients transform their businesses. Our team of lawyers work seamlessly with our corporate finance, transaction services and tax colleagues providing comprehensive solutions for clients. We approach projects collaboratively, so we can gain a … More Legal challenges in business transformations
The accelerating pace of digital disruption is leaving many companies struggling to play catch up. As new technologies power innovation, barriers to entry are shrinking in most industries, sectors are rapidly converging and business models look starkly different in comparison to just a few years ago. Executives are having to ask hard questions about what their … More Private M&A trends – Is your portfolio fit for the future?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law on December 22, 2017, has widespread business implications affecting companies headquartered in the US, as well as any global company with operations in the US. As the tax department leads the company’s planning efforts, several corporate functions will be impacted by the reaction to the … More US tax reform: Key considerations for in-house counsel — navigating change and driving efficiencies
Disruption and new technologies mean new risks. Is your organization ready to manage them? The transformative age is increasing the complexity of organizational ecosystems at a speed never before seen. New digital technologies are driving an intense focus on developing disruptive new business models, creating new experiences, utilizing contingent and mobile workforces, and blurring traditional … More Risk. Innovation. Can your business strategy tell the difference?
The US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed at the end of 2017 and represents the most significant US tax reform in more than 30 years. Most of its provisions came into force on 1 January 2018. For many groups headquartered in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), the US represents their … More Value potential for multinationals’ operating model and transaction plans – US tax reform
Deal-making in the first quarter of 2018 hit near-record levels and the appetite for M&A shows no sign of dying down, according to our 18th Global Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB). Of the 2,500 executives surveyed globally about the 12 months ahead, more than half plan an acquisition, most (84%) expect global M&A to improve further, and nearly … More M&A is approaching a record high – can it last?
Digital disruption, transformational shifts in customer preferences and sector convergence are forcing companies to make bets on future technology now. The result of this focus is a significant increase in companies divesting assets to fund digital growth strategies. Those that understand how evolving technology will affect their business over the next year are three times … More How can divesting fuel your future growth?