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February 2017


SAP honors EY with two prestigious Excellence Awards 2017 for Safeguarded Quality and for Growth
London, 20 February 2017
EY is the proud recipient of two distinguished Partner Excellence Awards 2017 from SAP.

Prolonged low oil prices force National Oil Companies to rethink their business models
London, 16 February 2017
National oil companies (NOCs) are under pressure to evolve from a volume to value business model in a lasting low oil price environment, according to the EY report From volume to value: the transformation of National Oil Companies.

Advanced analytics drives double-digit growth, says EY and Forbes Insights survey
New York, 16 February 2017
Nearly two-thirds of companies with well-established advanced analytics strategies report operating margins and revenues of 15% or more, according to a report developed by Forbes Insights, in collaboration with EY.

Survey shows utilities’ cybersecurity not keeping up with technology
Houston, 15 February 2017
An overwhelming majority (89%) of power and utility executives say their cybersecurity function does not fully meet their organization’s needs, according to the EY Global Information Security Survey 2016-17.

Fortune 500 leaders recognize EY for its internal knowledge transformation and digital enterprise
New York, 14 February 2017
EY has been recognized as a Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) for 2016 by a panel of 3,000 C-level Fortune Global 500 company executives.

EY announces new joint offerings with Microsoft to help businesses secure their digital transformation and fight cyber crime
San Francisco, 14 February 2017
As more companies embrace digital technologies to grow their business, EY today announced a number of new initiatives with Microsoft designed to help keep organizations safe as they move to the cloud, adopt the Internet of Things (IoT) and protect and secure their organizations from cybercrime.

EY named Leading Global Provider of Services to Hedge Funds
London, 14 February 2017
EY was named Leading Global Provider of Services to Hedge Funds by The Hedge Fund Journal Awards 2017. EY received this recognition for its superior experience and breadth of offerings to managers operating in the hedge fund space.

EY strengthens legal services with key appointments across the globe
London, 9 February 2017
Now comprising more than 2,000 law practitioners in member or allied firms across 75 countries, EY announces a series of key additions to further consolidate its legal services offering and meet increasing client demand.

Global power and utilities deal value declines year-on-year in 2016
London, 9 February 2017
Global power and utilities deal value fell 4% year-on-year to US$192.3b in 2016 compared to US$200b in 2015, according to EY report Power transactions and trends: 2016 review and 2017 outlook.

EY launches religious literacy training program for organizations
London, 6 February 2017
EY has announced the launch of Religious Literacy for Organisations (RLO), a diversity and inclusion training program designed to help organizations better understand religious inclusion and its positive impact on business process and performance.

Global mining deal value in 2016 dropped to lowest level since 2004 despite greater activity
London, 6 February 2017
Global mining and metals deal volume fell 9% year-on-year to US$44.3b in 2016 – the lowest level since 2004, according to the EY quarterly report Mergers, acquisitions and capital raising in the mining and metals sector.

Global oil and gas deal value reached US$395b in 2016 with help from megadeals
London, 1 February 2017
Global oil and gas deal activity in 2016 recovered from a slow start to the year with help from the announcements of midstream and oilfield services megadeals. According to the EY Global oil and gas transaction review 2016, deal value increased in 2016 to US$395b from US$340b in 2015, while deal volume fell by 27% year-on-year.

January 2017


EY Global Chairman and CEO comments on US President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on immigration
London, 31 January 2017
We communicated yesterday to all of EY’s quarter of a million people around the world that we are working through the implications of this order and stand ready to assist any impacted employees.

Strong global investment appetite into Europe despite geopolitical instability
London, 31 January 2017
Despite current geopolitical and financial market volatility, investment plans into Europe over the next three years are strong, with 56% of global investors planning to grow their presence in Europe, according to the EY 2017 European attractiveness survey – Plan B for Brexit.

EY’s Beth Brooke-Marciniak receives 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Award at the NCAA Honors Celebration
London, 23 January 2017
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) presented Beth Brooke-Marciniak, EY Global Vice Chair of Public Policy, with its highest honor, the 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Award, for her tireless commitment championing diversity and inclusion. Beth accepted the award during the NCAA Honors Celebration in Nashville, Tennessee, on 27 January 2017, where she addressed a room of more than 850 attendees.

Private equity CFOs focus on developing talent and enabling digital technology to stay competitive
New York, 18 January 2017
Private equity chief financial officers (CFOs) are now looking to mature their operating model after focusing on implementing baseline technologies and hiring talent over the last few years to address regulation and investor demands.

EY creates borderless Advisory services across Africa, India and the Middle East to support business growth
Dubai, 16 January 2017
EY announced the creation of borderless Advisory services for their clients across Africa, India and the Middle East.

ALM Intelligence names EY a leader in digital supply chain planning design and digital logistics consulting
London, 12 January 2017
EY has been recognized as a leader in digital supply chain planning and design consulting by ALM Intelligence in its Competitive Landscape Analysis: Digital Supply Chain Planning & Design Consulting report.

EY appoints Herb Engert as EY Global Private Equity Leader
London, 11 January 2017
EY announces the appointment of Herb Engert as EY Global Private Equity Leader, overseeing EY’s network of more than 5,000 industry professionals worldwide, effective from 1 January 2017. Engert succeeds Jeffrey Bunder.

Key trends likely to make 2017 another strong year for dealmaking
London, 11 January 2017
Growth will remain top of mind for executives in 2017 as turbo-charged changes in the business world outweigh concerns around ongoing geopolitical uncertainty. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are now a cornerstone of today’s corporate strategy — alongside joint ventures, alliances and partnerships — as the quickest route to growth.

EY launches Agile Business – Finance Transformation service to deliver improved efficiency to CFOs and finance functions
London, 9 January 2017
EY announces the launch of EY Agile Business – Finance Transformation, a comprehensive service that builds on the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA® Finance software and is designed to help CFOs and others in the finance function to better realize the benefits of advanced technologies that include in-memory and cloud-based computing, as well as an enhanced user interface.

Biopharmaceutical M&A expected to soar in 2017 as pricing pressures dim global revenue outlook
San Francisco, 9 January 2017
The biopharmaceutical industry’s desire for inorganic growth is expected to intensify an already heated mergers and acquisitions environment in 2017.

EY awards US$1m to winners of the global Better begins with you program
London, 9 January 2017
EY has awarded US$1m to the 2016 winners of its global program, Better begins with you, which recognizes outstanding EY people and teams who have found inspiring and impactful ways to bring the organization’s purpose – building a better working world – to life.

EY tabulates votes for 2017 Golden Globe Awards® at the start of Hollywood’s award season
Los Angeles, 3 January 2017
EY is kicking off the New Year by tabulating the votes for one of Hollywood’s most prestigious award shows: the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe Awards®.