Global medtech revenue bounces back, though focus on sustainable growth must continue

The global medical technology (medtech) industry grew by 5% in 2016, a pace last seen before the financial crisis. This strong performance was fueled by mergers and acquisition (M&A) and portfolio optimization strategies, as well as continued focus on capital efficiency and research and design (R&D) investments, according to Pulse of the industry, the 2017 … More Global medtech revenue bounces back, though focus on sustainable growth must continue

European middle-market organizations forecast their growth to outpace the eurozone over next 12 months

Read the full press release here. Business confidence is high among European middle-market organizations, despite geopolitical uncertainty within and outside Europe, demographic shifts and rapid digitization across sectors according to the EY Growth Barometer: Europe. The study reveals that almost four in ten (38%) European middle-market companies are targeting current year growth of 6% to … More European middle-market organizations forecast their growth to outpace the eurozone over next 12 months

New deal terrain is no barrier for traditional players as global M&A activity remains strong

Read more on our Global Newsroom. The global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market remained strong during the first half of 2017, despite rising protectionist sentiment and increasing intervention in deals by governments and regulators. The outlook for the remainder of the year and beyond is positive, particularly with private equity (PE) investors returning to the … More New deal terrain is no barrier for traditional players as global M&A activity remains strong

Beyond borders: Biotechnology report 2017 – Staying the course

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

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

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

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

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

Companies embrace sustainable M&A as deal markets generate renewed growth

The 13th edition of EY’s Global Capital Confidence Barometer finds companies pursuing deals at a rate not seen this decade. As 2015 global M&A value approaches record highs, executives’ long-term growth considerations outweigh short-term concerns about market volatility. With deal intentions at a six-year peak, executives’ economic optimism is steadfast, and companies are pursuing bolder, … More Companies embrace sustainable M&A as deal markets generate renewed growth