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January 2015

2014 mining and metals deal volume and value lowest in 10 years
London, 28 January 2015
Deal volume in the global mining and metals sector reached a 10-year low in 2014, with transactions driven by divestments and forced sales in the face of falling commodity prices and risk-averse capital markets.

Global hospitality trends point to widespread growth, cross-border M&A and new concepts in 2015
New York, 27 January 2015
The global hospitality sector – riding a broad wave of growth, innovation and demand – is in a strong position to make further gains during 2015 as fresh capital from new locales increases the number of industry participants and creates an attractive atmosphere for acquisitions, according to our Global hospitality insights: Top thoughts for 2015.

Technology transformation drives record dealmaking in 2014, and sets stage for ‘robust’ 2015
New York, 27 January 2015
According to our Global technology M&A update: October-December 2014, corporate technology dealmakers backed away from big-ticket deals in 4Q14, but, evidence of an underlying strength is helping to drive technology transformation across industries.

Insurance CFOs call for investment in finance function to help business grow through 2020 and beyond
London, 26 January 2015
According to our 2014 Global Insurance CFO Survey, while CFOs are aiming to place greater focus on data management and analytics capabilities to help insurers grow through 2020 and beyond, they must balance this with meeting new regulatory reporting requirements and managing the relative cost of finance.

Key trends that could see M&A scale new heights in 2015
London, 26 January 2015
The resurgence of M&A in 2014 looks set to continue through 2015 as strong fundamentals and the search for growth bring executives to the deal table.

Richard Branson and a prestigious panel of CEOs highlight new global research launched at World Economic Forum by EY and Oxford
Davos, Switzerland, 22 January 2015
Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, led an event at the World Economic Forum today that unveiled initial findings from new research by EY and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

European middle market companies optimistic about prospects in 2015
London, 22 January 2015
Europe’s medium-sized companies are overwhelmingly positive about the current state of business, and many plan to invest for growth in the coming six months, but sentiment varies strongly across the continent, according to the EY’s first European Mid-Market Barometer 2015, a study of 6,000 European companies with annual revenues between €30m and €500m.

Women continue to struggle against long-held and systemic entry barriers into elected office
Davos, Switzerland, 21 January 2015
Women remain significantly underrepresented in politically elected positions across most developed and developing countries, as well as similarly underrepresented in senior ministerial posts, according to a joint study by the World Bank and the Women in Parliaments Global Forum, supported by EY.

EY is named a leader by IDC MarketScape for its banking and capital markets consulting
London, 20 January 2015
EY announces that is has been named a leader for its banking and capital markets consulting offering in this year’s IDC MarketScape.

EY named a leader in IDC MarketScape on insurance consulting
London, 20 January 2015
EY announced that its Global Insurance practice has been named a leader in this year’s IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services for the Insurance Industry.

Fourteen Asia-Pacific based women selected to participate in inaugural EY Entrepreneurial Winning WomenTM Asia-Pacific program
Hong Kong, 19 January 2015
EY today announced the 14 women entrepreneurs selected to take part in its inaugural EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ (EWW) Asia-Pacific program.

Why wait 80 more years to reach gender parity?
London, 16 January 2015
Our latest report highlights how organizations can create more supportive environments for women to succeed and help companies and economies achieve greater economic returns.

EY expands collaboration with IBM to support clients’ adoption of big data, analytics and enterprise solutions
London, 15 January 2015
We’re building on our collaboration with IBM to help global clients leverage new advanced analytics and accelerate their adoption of transformational technologies.

Biopharma M&A surges to over US$200b in 2014 as companies seek focus, scale and growth
San Francisco, 12 January 2015
While largely absent in 2013, big pharma returned to vigorous deal-making in 2014, spending nearly US$90b on mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

EY kicks off award season by overseeing voting tabulation of the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards®
Los Angeles, 7 January 2015
All eyes will be on EY as the organization tabulates the results for the ceremony that kicks off the all-important award season in Hollywood. For the 42nd year in a row, EY will oversee the entire voting tabulation process of the Golden Globe Awards® for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.