It was supposed to be a bad year for biotech. For this sector, the simplest of truisms has always held: what goes up must eventually come down. Markets peaked in 2015 and declined in 2016; payer pressure and US election year rhetoric weighed on the sector; drug approvals fell sharply; and biotech companies faced a … More Beyond borders: Biotechnology report 2017 – Staying the course
About this study The EY Global Corporate Divestment Study focuses on how companies should approach portfolio strategy, improve divestment execution and future-proof their remaining business amid massive market disruptions. The 2017 study results are based on more than 900 interviews with corporate executives between October and December 2016 conducted by FT Remark, the research and … More Global Corporate Divestment Study 2017: can divesting help you capitalize on disruption?
Read the full press release on EY’s Global Newsroom. Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity continues to gain strength following heightened dealmaking in the first quarter of 2017, according to the EY 16th Global Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB). Ongoing geopolitical uncertainty has not dented deal appetite among executives. Based on a survey of more than … More Economic confidence and growth imperative overshadow geopolitical concerns and spur further M&A
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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