Global companies have to be predictive and proactive in their decision-making to preserve business continuity and build enterprise resilience. As companies navigate the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there are a number of key issues corporate leaders should be thinking about, as well as steps they can take to not only react to severe business shocks now … More COVID-19: Five ways to maintain continuity and reshape for resilience
With increasing market uncertainty, digital provides companies with opportunities to differentiate and drive performance. In a time of decreasing customer loyalty and increasing market uncertainty, digital technology provides companies with opportunities to differentiate themselves in the market and drive exceptional performance. The results of the latest EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer indicate that of the 2,900 senior … More Four ways digital supports growth and M&A strategy
Boards that prioritize employees and culture during their acquisition integration may be better positioned to hit their post-deal targets. With talent in short supply, many companies rely on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to secure a workforce that will fuel new capacity for innovation and growth. In EY’s 18th edition of the Capital Confidence Barometer, 67% … More How a new talent mindset can solve the post-merger integration puzzle
Many companies are setting their strategy against a flawed view of the markets in which they compete. How sure are CEOs that their current growth strategy will achieve a competitive advantage and sustainable value over the next two to three years? In this article, we look at how to understand a company’s true competitive position, … More How can your growth strategy evolve faster than the market?
Customizing M&A diligence and integration priorities to a specific deal rationale promotes long-term growth. Companies often apply the same M&A diligence and integration playbooks to all deals, rather than tailoring activities to the strategic rationale behind the particular transaction. As more than half (52%) of companies expect to actively pursue M&A in the next 12 … More How you should align your acquisition approach with your growth strategy
The Financial Services and FinTech industry relies on talent from outside the UK; therefore, uncertainty surrounding the UK leaving the EU remains a concern. With nearly four times as many overseas migrants working in UK FinTech organizations versus the UK workforce in its entirety, it’s imperative that FinTech organisations assess and identify their reliance on … More What the Brexit immigration implications are for the Financial Services sector
Effectively managing third-party supplier and customer contract separation is a critical task for CFOs and supply-chain leaders. A typical divestiture includes hundreds or thousands of supplier and customer contracts that need to be correctly assigned to the company being divested (DivestCo). Whether a carve-out sale or tax-free spin, separating contracts may take up to 12 … More Five steps to manage contract separation during divestitures
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?