Merger integration in a converging world

When it comes to merger integration, convergence matters Leaders in the technology, media and entertainment, and telecommunications (TMT) sectors understand the challenge of creating long-term value from M&A, and likely are aware of a recent acquisition that failed to fully achieve pre-deal expectations. As the nature and purpose of TMT dealmaking evolves, corresponding changes to … More Merger integration in a converging world

Economic confidence and growth imperative overshadow geopolitical concerns and spur further M&A

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

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?

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

Looking back on 2016: EY Law delivers fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth

As 2016 draws to a close, it is timely to reflect on EY’s announcement of combined global revenues of US$29.6b for its financial year ended 30 June 2016. Overall, financial year (FY) 2016 revenue grew by 9% in local currency. Opportunities emerging from disruptive technologies helped deliver the fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth for … More Looking back on 2016: EY Law delivers fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth

Blockchain: five profound legal impacts

By Cornelius Grossmann, EY Global Law Leader The advent of blockchain technology not only has the potential to disrupt entire industries, but raises legal questions that present both risks and opportunities. The pace of disruption and advent of innovative technologies is accelerating and has already triggered a seismic shift across industries. Responding to this disruption … More Blockchain: five profound legal impacts

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

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