EY BaroMed 2017: Attractiveness of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Gulf region for foreign investment

The second edition of the EY BaroMed report is a barometer for foreign direct investment across the “Euromed region.” The 28 countries that we include in this report as part of the Euromed region share a common history and are bound by mutual flows of trade, investment and migration. Read more here. In a world … More EY BaroMed 2017: Attractiveness of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Gulf region for foreign investment

In times of uncertainty, what are the right reasons to divest?

This article was first published to betterworkingworld.ey.com. The EY Global Corporate Divestment Study reveals that being reactive to disruption isn’t always the best portfolio management strategy Geopolitical uncertainty is on the rise, while technological disruption continues to transform entire business models. Some companies are now faced with competitors they never saw coming this time last … More In times of uncertainty, what are the right reasons to divest?

Global technology divestments grew 37% in the last year, driven by digital transformation

The global technology sector experienced unprecedented divestment activity in 2016, according to the technology findings from the EY Global Corporate Divestment Study. The volume of global technology divestments valued at more than US$100m grew 37% from 2015 to 2016. Mega-divestments, valued at more than US$1b, rose by 300% last year to 28, up from just … More Global technology divestments grew 37% in the last year, driven by digital transformation

Technology M&A – 4Q16 / year in review: Digital disruption propels industry shifts & record annual value

Second-order effects of the core disruptive digital technologies — mobile, social, cloud and big data analytics — helped 4Q16 drive full-year 2016 to a second consecutive all-time high for annual tech M&A aggregate value — despite a 15% drop in M&A value for all industries over the same period. While some signs point to moderating … More Technology M&A – 4Q16 / year in review: Digital disruption propels industry shifts & record annual value

Strong global investment appetite into Europe despite geopolitical instability

Despite current geopolitical and financial market volatility, investment plans into Europe over the next three years are strong, with 56% of global investors planning to grow their presence in Europe, according to the EY 2017 European attractiveness survey – Plan B for Brexit. This contrasts with the findings from the EY survey conducted last May, … More Strong global investment appetite into Europe despite geopolitical instability

Key trends likely to make 2017 another strong year for dealmaking

Growth will remain top of mind for executives in 2017 as turbo-charged changes in the business world outweigh concerns around ongoing geopolitical uncertainty. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are now a cornerstone of today’s corporate strategy — alongside joint ventures, alliances and partnerships — as the quickest route to growth. Despite heightened uncertainty throughout the year, … More Key trends likely to make 2017 another strong year for dealmaking

Digital transformation spurs value records: EY Global technology M&A report – 3Q16 final look

Ongoing tech company transformations, rising private equity and cross-industry blur drove second consecutive quarterly record for big-ticket deals. Digital transformation marches on. Tech and non-tech companies alike are being disrupted by innovative digital technologies and are turning to M&A in search of solutions. That fuelled another blockbuster quarter for global technology M&A during 3Q16. Meanwhile, … More Digital transformation spurs value records: EY Global technology M&A report – 3Q16 final look

Technology companies pursue growth through dealmaking and digital innovation

What is driving tech M&A at such high, sustained levels? As technology and non-technology companies alike are being disrupted by innovative digital technologies — as they face the same unforgiving economic and business environment — they are turning to M&A in search of solutions. Technology executives see current M&A trends continuing The vast majority of … More Technology companies pursue growth through dealmaking and digital innovation

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

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