• Middle-market deals to fuel M&A rebound

    Our 11th Capital Confidence Barometer predicts healthy growth for M&A globally, which should take the market back to levels seen before the financial crisis.

  • EY contributes to Major Projects Guidance for Local Government in Australia

    The Major Projects Guidance for Local Government sets out a best practice procurement framework for the delivery of large, complex or innovative local government infrastructure projects.

  • New Zealand Government sells a 49% stake in Genesis Energy

    Our involvement in the Genesis Energy IPO raised capital to rebalance government debt, and prefaced buoyant equity capital market activity in New Zealand. Read more.

  • Regulatory frameworks

    An understanding of regulatory and policy frameworks will enhance private sector confidence as investors seek opportunities to capitalise on the sale of energy network assets. Read more.

  • Government 'Asset Recycling'

    Asset Recycling can be an effective way to address the politically unpopular, slow and risky process of selling public assets. Read more.

  • Local IPO recovery continues

    In Australia, the proceeds raised from IPOs were six times higher for the first half of this year compared to the first half of 2013 – confidence is returning. Read more.

  • Australian Northern Beef Cattle Industry: Part 2

    Favourable trade agreements with Japan and South Korea, burgeoning demand from China - three months on and market conditions are starting to improve. Read more.

  • Capital Insights magazine - issue 10

    Which new frontiers are providing corporates with growth opportunities? We investigate the factors that can give leaders an edge as they seek to expand their businesses.

  • Right ingredients for corporate M&A return

    The essential ingredients for a lift in M&A activity are back for Australasian corporates, the results from EY’s 10th and latest six-monthly Australasian Capital Confidence Barometer show.

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Managing capital and transactions in a changing world

Need to make better and more-informed decisions about how to strategically manage capital and transactions in a changing world? Let us help.

The Capital Agenda puts your capital needs at the heart of our strategy and focuses on the issues that matter most to you:

  • Preserving capital

    Every business needs to continuously assess the potential impact of evolving market conditions on the performance of its operations and its capital base. Even in a recovering market, companies who believe they are in a stable position can find their situation can change quite quickly.

    The preservation of capital requires companies to continuously reassess their strategies, markets and balance sheets to identify strengths and weaknesses.

    The focus should be:

    • Stress and distress — e.g., liquidity issues and turnaround plan
    • Customer and supplier analysis
    • Preserving tax assets and minimizing costs
    • Refinancing and restructuring debt, equity and other obligations
    • Dealing with stakeholder relationships and pressure
    • Dispute resolution

    See how we can help.

  • Optimising capital

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    Today’s economic climate is forcing businesses to candidly assess their financial fitness.

    More than a mere review of operations, companies today must conduct objective assessments of the alignment of their business strategies.

    The focus should be:

    • Optimising asset portfolio
    • Delivery of synergies and effective integration
    • Improving working capital and releasing cash
    • Optimising capital structure
    • Optimising tax and corporate structure

    See how we can help.

  • Investing capital

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    Investors in your organisation want to know why: why this transaction, why at this price and why now?

    Complicating matters, differing stakeholders increasingly bring differing expectations of investments and returns.

    The focus should be:

    • Acquisition and alliances
    • Delivery of synergies and effective integration
    • Planning and structuring transactions to optimise stakeholder return
    • Focused due diligence to mitigate risk and drive value
    • Asset valuations
    • Cost- and tax-efficient structures

    See how we can help.

  • Raising capital

    EY - The Capital Agenta

    A company’s ability to raise capital quickly and effectively is integral to its growth potential and financial well-being. This is true in good times and in bad.

    Whatever the motivation for raising capital, companies can access new funds more effectively if they have planned ahead. They should know how and where they could access capital, if they need it.

    The focus should be:

    • Fundraising (equity and debt): IPO readiness, right issues, PE, private placement and capital markets
    • Optimising funding structures
    • Asset divestment
    • Infrastructure projects
    • Cost- and tax-efficient structures

    See how we can help.

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For corporates looking for growth, it’s an encouraging and sustainable picture. Watch Oceania Managing Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Graeme Browning, discuss our April 2014 findings. 

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