• 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.

  • M&A and capital raising: 2014 trends

    Over $230b capital was raised by the mining and metals industry but M&A activity continues to fall. View more key trends from 2014.

  • Managing M&A integration in financial services

    Integration after a merger or acquisition is never easy. We explore the key practices that can help financial services companies achieve success.

  • 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.

Transaction Advisory Services

Managing capital and transactions in a changing world

EY - The capital agenda

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 - Current  trends and 2015 deal outlook for consumer products

Current trends and 2015 deal outlook

Join us for an informative session on current deal drivers, market trends and 2015 deal outlook for various sectors, including consumer products.


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.


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.



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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.

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