Liquidity and working capital advisory

Dynamic and disrupted markets, geopolitical uncertainty and ever-growing corporate transparency are putting increasing pressure on companies’ liquidity and cash flows. We help companies forecast, monitor and free up cash via robust, actionable methodologies.

What the EY liquidity and working capital team can do for you

The global network of dedicated working capital EY professionals helps clients identify, evaluate and prioritize actionable improvements to liberate significant cash from working capital through sustainable changes to commercial and operational policies, processes, metrics and procedure adherence.

We can assist organizations in their transition to a cash-focused culture by identifying areas for improvement and helping to implement the relevant metrics. EY teams can also help businesses to address immediate and short-term liquidity challenges of the type generated by threats of covenant breach or revenue disruption. In addition to cash performance transformation, we also support the acquisition and disposal agenda of our private and corporate clients, securing value through a sale process and identifying potential cash risks and upsides on potential acquisition. 

Working capital improvement initiatives create sustainable value. In addition to increased levels of cash and enhanced cash management process and tools embedded in normal operating routines, significant cost benefits may also arise from productivity improvements, reduced transaction and operational costs, and lower levels of bad debts and inventory obsolescence. Focusing on working capital can help organizations to work collaboratively and cross-functionally and improved processes can also improve quality of services, both internally and externally. 

We use a wide range of analytical techniques to rapidly identify drivers of opportunity and areas for further focus, including using interactive digital visualizations. Our analytics identify, evaluate and communicate key issues to management and the wider business. These can be provided on an ongoing basis, hosted and managed by us.

Wherever you do business, our working capital professionals can be there to help.

The benefits of strong liquidity and working capital management

The global EY network of member firms has facilitated more than US$100 billion of increased cash flow for our clients over the past 10 years. We have experience in building and analyzing cash flow forecasts to either clarify short-term liquidity requirements or help navigate medium- to long-term fund flows.

We leave businesses with a revised cash culture and focus embedded into their governance and operating structures, with the tools, metrics and training required to drive continuous improvement.

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    Our liquidity and working capital advisory team

    Jon Morris

    EY-Parthenon UK&I Reshaping Results Leader and EMEIA Working Capital Advisory Services Leader

    Global liquidity improvement leader with a focus on organization and behavioral change. Passionate coach and speaker. Provocative and creative. Father and explorer.

    London, GBR

    Peter Kingma

    EY Americas Working Capital Consulting Services Leader

    Guides global organizations through working capital transformations, unlocking cash and strengthening balance sheets. Committed to results. Loves skiing and hiking.

    Chicago, USA

    Matthew Evans

    EY-Parthenon Partner, Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy, Ernst & Young LLP

    Seasoned cash, liquidity and working capital advisor. Cash Analytics services Leader. Hands-on innovator and fervent skier.

    London, GBR

    Henri van der Eerden

    Managing Director, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP

    Experienced operational improvement advisor focused on practical and tangible results for EY clients. Action oriented. Team builder. Sailing enthusiast. Proud father.

    Atlanta, USA

    Dirk Braun

    EY Germany Working Capital Advisory Services Leader

    Loves adapting operating models in a world of rapid change. Father of two young boys – leaving no room for other hobbies!

    Eschborn/Frankfurt (Main), DEU

    Sven Braun

    EY-Parthenon Principal, Ernst & Young LLP

    Leader in supply chain transformation and working capital optimization. Global citizen and surfer.

    New York, USA

    Hye Yu

    Ernst & Young LLP US Strategy and Transactions Principal

    Executive with extensive transformation experience in working capital optimization, operations improvement. Works with global clients, including large corporations and private equity-backed companies.

    Chicago, USA

    Nick Boaro

    EY-Parthenon Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

    Transforming businesses to release billions in cash flow. Enthusiastic traveler and exploring the outdoors with family.

    San Francisco, USA

    Marcus Homeyer

    Managing Director, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP

    Leader in cash release from working capital. Focuses on practical and tangible results. Action oriented. Team builder. Loves cycling.

    Hoboken, USA

    Eidji Braghin

    EY-Parthenon Principal, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP

    Leads strategic business transformations by releasing millions in cash flow. Makes a difference in corporate social responsibility initiatives. Avid surfer and global traveler with the family.

    Los Angeles, USA

    Melissa Orsi

    EY-Parthenon Senior Director, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young LLP

    Leads cash flow transformations with a collaborative and inclusive approach. Travel lover, aspiring home chef and a sometimes athlete.

    Chicago, USA