• Global M&A market maintains positive momentum

    What’s fueling the growth of M&A? In our latest Capital Confidence Barometer, we explore how innovation, complexity and disruption are defining the new market.

  • Capital Insights, March 2015

    Volvo CFO Hans Oscarsson discusses the company’s bold approach to weathering a sales slowdown and retooling for the auto market of the 21st century.

  • US M&A: Ahead of the curve

    Our US Capital Confidence Barometer finds companies sourcing and evaluating deals more avidly than we have seen since the Barometer launched more than five years ago.

  • Global Corporate Divestment Study

    Are you considering divesting assets? If not, you should be. Our global study explains why and highlights the strategies to increase speed and value.

  • M&A and capital raising: 2014 trends, 2015 outlook

    Despite M&A and capital raising activity down for the fourth consecutive year, the industry has an eye on recovery. What’s the outlook for 2015?

  • Roadmap to carve-out sale success

    Carving out a business is often more complex than acquiring one. Here we highlight the critical steps to getting a deal signed in six months.

  • Corporate development at an inflection point

    Can corporate development drive strategy and deliver growth? Find out in our 2015 Corporate Development Study.

  • Firepower and growth gap report 2015

    Biopharma M&A reached record levels in 2014, with firms seeking focus, scale and growth. Read more about last year’s deal-making landscape in our 2015 outlook.

  • Global technology M&A 4Q14

    Our view of 4Q14 technology data shows a decline in big deals, while 2014 had records approaching the heights of a dotcom bubble.

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    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 believing themselves in a stable position can find their situation can change.

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

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

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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.

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

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  • Investing capital

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    Investors in your organization 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 optimize stakeholder return
    • Focused due diligence to mitigate risk and drive value
    • Asset valuations
    • Cost- and tax-efficient structures

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  • Raising capital

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    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
    • Optimizing funding structures
    • Asset divestment
    • Infrastructure projects
    • Cost- and tax-efficient structures

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What’s fueling the growth of M&A in the US?

EY - What’s fueling the growth of M&A in the US?

Access United States highlights from our latest global Capital Confidence Barometer to learn what is defining the market.

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Closing the deal: strategies to increase speed and value

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Capital Confidence Barometer Press Release

  • "In 2014 we saw the strongest momentum in M&A we have seen in years, and we expect to see more companies coming off the sidelines, looking to transact this year," commented Rich Jeanneret, EY Americas Vice Chair, Transaction Advisory Services. Read our press release.

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