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Most recent news releases
30 June 2015
Swiss M&A activity in decline
M&A activity in the Swiss market continued to slow down in the second quarter of 2015. Number and volume of transactions decreased for the third consecutive quarter and demonstrated a performance well below average, as the new M&A Quarterly from EY shows.
25 June 2015
Stock market boom in China drives up global IPO numbers
The number of IPOs worldwide rose by 6% in the first six months of 2015, but the corresponding proceeds were down 13%. Compared with the first half of 2014, the number of IPOs in China more than doubled.
25 June 2015
Insurance Barometer 2015 – the emerging threat from low interest rates
Record low interest rates are turning the screws on insurers. As the current "Insurance Barometer 2015" shows, the business environment has deteriorated for the overwhelming majority of companies.
18 June 2015
Biotech and pharmaceuticals industry breaking multiple records
Companies in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry are setting new records. This is highlighted in two recent EY studies/reports.
02 June 2015
EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2015: Otto Hofstetter represents Switzerland
Otto Hofstetter (born 1957), a typical representative of Swiss SMEs, will be travelling to Monte Carlo. As CEO of Otto Hofstetter AG, he was elected Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 in autumn 2014 and named the representative for Switzerland at the current election for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in Monte Carlo.
20 May 2015
Despite an improved compliance culture, rules continue to be broken
Just under a quarter of Swiss managers think balance sheet manipulation is widespread in Switzerland / Two-thirds of companies now have compliance directives / Yet one in nine managers in Europe would pay cash for orders if necessary.
05 May 2015
Europe's top companies are falling behind – their US competitors are far ahead in terms of profits and sales
The 300 largest companies in Europe in 2014 saw sales and profits decline – the old economy dominates. The US economy is more profitable and more modern.
31 March 2015
Swiss M&A activity slowed down in Q1 2015 after SNB decision
Swiss M&A activity in the first quarter of 2015 was characterized by a decreasing number of deals and a lower deal volume. The Swiss economy was shaken up as the Swiss National Bank (SNB) surprised the market with its decision to abandon the CHF/EUR exchange rate floor.
26 March 2015
IPOs in Q1 2015: Big push in Europe, a lull in the US and a record in Switzerland
IPOs have lost some of their attraction. According to a current study by EY, the number of flotations fell globally in Q1 2015. The US market, in particular, weakened, with both the volume and the number of IPOs falling by half compared to the same quarter last year.
24 March 2015
EY Customer Pulse 2015: What will the financial services client of tomorrow pay for?
Banks and insurance companies are currently facing an array of challenges, including increased cost and margin pressure, low interest rates, technological advances and, in particular, changing client behavior.
16 March 2015
EY survey: Swiss companies are global leaders in terms of planned investment in digitization
Swiss companies aim to invest an average of CHF 47 million in digitization – putting them in pole position internationally / Worldwide, companies see technology as by far the most important driver for changes to their business model, ahead of competition and customers’ behavior / Swiss companies have the most optimistic view of digitization worldwide
28 January 2015
EY Switzerland strengthens strategic M&A Advisory business
Effective 1 February 2015, the Mergers & Acquisitions business within Transaction Advisory Services will be expanded, with Ronald Sauser becoming the new Leader. A total of four experienced advisers will join the M&A team in an important step for the growth strategy.
21 January 2015
EY appoints Stefan Rösch-Rütsche as new Transaction Advisory Services Leader Switzerland
Stefan Rösch-Rütsche (50) assumed responsibility for Transaction Advisory Services at EY on 1 January 2015. The new service line leader developed his expertise through many years as an EY partner, both in Switzerland and abroad, in various areas of transaction consultancy.
20 January 2015
SNB decision: EY recommends companies set up a task force
The abandonment of the Swiss franc's cap took many companies by surprise. EY recommends that affected companies rapidly put together an interdisciplinary task force.
20 January 2015
Record M&A year for the life science industry forces the hand of big pharma
Mergers and acquisitions by large life science companies reached record volumes last year. According to Firepower fireworks, EY’s new report on life sciences dealmaking in 2014, the value of all M&A transactions worldwide reached USD 223 billion, which represents an increase on 2013 of more than 150%.
13 January 2015
Spotlight firmly on residential real estate in 2015
Real estate investments in Switzerland remain attractive for 2015. Almost all respondents (97%) described the current real estate market as attractive or very attractive, representing a year-on-year rise in locational advantage (2014: 80%).
12 January 2015
Swiss M&A market reached exceptional performance in 2014
In the last quarter of 2014, the Swiss M&A market lost some momentum compared to the outstanding results of previous quarters, but still performed well in a historical context. Overall, the calendar year 2014 saw a record breaking transaction volume, mainly driven by numerous mega deals.
08 January 2015
EY Bank Barometer 2015 - Regulation instead of innovation
The new banking reality is beginning to take shape. As the EY Bank Barometer 2015 shows, over half of Swiss banks believe that automatic exchange of information will in future be used for domestic banking customers as well.