• The New York Times: watch out for the middle market

    US execs remain bullish on M&A. But it’s not just megadeals driving that view, there’s also a surge in the middle market.

  • Going for gold: Capital Insights, issue 11

    In this issue of Capital Insights, Electrolux CFO Tomas Eliasson discusses the business’s growth strategy and plans for global expansion. Read this and more.

  • 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.

  • Opportunities for transformative deals

    The recent increase in deal activity in the specialty finance sector continues to provide opportunities for companies to grow and optimize their market position.

  • Top of mind: divestiture activity

    Technology company divestitures increased in every quarter of 2013, demonstrating that more technology companies are focusing on portfolio management. Learn why.

  • Multiple: European private equity watch — Issue 3

    The exit market in Europe continues to perform strongly in 2014, with Q2 setting a record for PE-backed IPO quarterly value. Learn more.

  • The Parthenon Group has joined EY

    EY has completed its combination with global strategy consultancy The Parthenon Group, building on our Transaction Advisory Services’ investment strategy capabilities.

  • Working capital management 2014: All tied up

    Our latest analysis of the working capital performance of leading companies in the US and Europe shows a further deterioration in the US and relative stability in Europe.

  • 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.

Transaction Advisory Services

Managing capital and transactions in a changing world

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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

    EY - The capital agenda

    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.

    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.

  • Optimizing capital

    EY - The Capital Agenda

    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:

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

    See how we can help.

  • Investing capital

    EY - The Capital Agenda

    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

    See how we can help.

  • Raising capital

    EY - The Capital Agenda

    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

    See how we can help.

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EY infographic showing Big Deals Persist Generating Momentum in the Middle Market for 2015

See how big deals are generating middle market momentum

EY - Middle-market deals to fuel M&A rebound

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 - The Deal: Capital Confidence Barometer October 2014 video

The Deal: Capital Confidence Barometer October 2014

Watch as Rich Jeanneret is interviewed by Jeff Kanige, Editor in Chief of The Deal, about the 11th Capital Confidence Barometer findings.

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Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC

We provide a full range of M&A, capital raising and strategic transaction advice for both public and private companies. See our recent transactions.

EY - Richard Jeanneret

Rich Jeanneret, Vice Chair Transactions Advisory Services, discusses current M&A activity on Bloomberg Radio

EY - Global Corporate Divestment Study

Global Corporate Divestment Study

Selling assets and re-shaping portfolios can help global companies navigate uncertainty, maximize growth opportunities and create value for their stakeholders. Learn how.