The better the question. The better the answer. The better the world works. У вас есть вопрос? У нас есть ответ. Решая сложные задачи бизнеса, мы улучшаем мир. У вас є запитання? У нас є відповідь. Вирішуючи складні завдання бізнесу, ми змінюємо світ на краще. Meilleure la question, meilleure la réponse. Pour un monde meilleur. 問題越好。答案越好。商業世界越美好。 问题越好。答案越好。商业世界越美好。

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Digital Deal Economy Study

The Digital Capital Agenda

Your capital strategy in a digital world should look to gain competitive advantage though organic and inorganic/M&A routes to growth. Acquisitions are a potential route to growth as acquired technology platforms, start-up businesses and innovation could transform your business. Divestments offer the chance to reshape your business and enable you to reinvest in digital capabilities.

Evidence from this study clearly shows that companies should no longer only pursue organic R&D activities to meet their digital ambition. With limited capital and time, companies should look to create a balance using M&A, JVs and alliances to ensure their survival.

For a conversation about your capital strategy, please contact us.

EY's Transaction Advisory Services Digital Capital Agenda helps businesses respond to digital disruption and realize strategic options by focusing on raising, preserving, investing and optimizing capital.

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About our study

The Digital Deal Economy Study focuses on the impact of digitalization on business and on strategic options to transform business models and operational processes.The results of the 2016 survey, on which the study is based, come from more than 600 interviews with non-technology corporate executives — mostly from large companies. The research was conducted in March 2016 by FT Remark, the research and publishing arm of the Financial Times Group.

  • Seventy percent of respondents are from companies with revenues of over US$5b.
  • Executives are from companies across the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.
  • Equal proportions of executives describe themselves as strategy and technology leaders.
  • Eight industry sectors are represented: agribusiness, automotive, consumer products, financial services, life sciences, media and entertainment, oil and gas, power and utilities.
  • Sixty-one percent of all respondents have completed more than one acquisition in the past two years.