Funding and finance
The EY 7 Drivers of Growth
All businesses need funds to grow. How a business manages its money – and its new investors – will determine its course for the future.
Leading companies determine the best financial solution – or mix of solutions – for their business and derive maximum benefits from their management of available funds.
To achieve this, CFOs and the finance function have to act more strategically and more commercially, improving performance by delivering insights to decision-makers. This role has typically been described as business partnering, with the CFO acting as a catalyst or value integrator.
Leading companies use their CFO as an economic advisor. This leads to improved financial performance.
Be open to different sources of finance
Sergio Argüelles, President and CEO of real estate firm FINSA, discusses the flexibility and insight needed to be successful in today’s capital raising environment.
Use profits to generate funding for growth
Eva Stejskalová, Co-founder of Slovak Republic company MicroStep, discusses how she financed the business from day one, but always kept on eye on future growth.
If the CFO is counting terabytes, who's looking after the money?
Finance is a very different world from what it was just a few years ago. Today finance functions have to look at how the whole of the organization – and beyond – impacts the bottom line.
Sowing the seeds of growth
The role of the CFO has changed radically over the years, with today’s finance chiefs playing a major part in the strategic growth of their companies. We talk to five CFOs who are leading the way.
Learning from private equity: experts at extracting hidden value
The 2016 Global Corporate Divestment Study (GDS) finds that one in two companies is planning to divest within the next two years. The divestment of non-core or underperforming businesses is now widely seen as a key way for companies to fund their next phase of growth.
European Mid-Market Barometer – 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.
How can you cut costs to accelerate growth?
EY helped an organization reduce costs to redirect investment in growth initiatives.
Is the funding for growth right before your eyes?
EY helped a company identify hidden capital to fund growth initiatives.