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April 2018

More than US$11b in fines fails to deter global corruption, EY survey finds
London, 25 April 2018
The scale of bribery and corruption has shown no improvement globally since 2012, despite the unprecedented level of enforcement activity and introduction of new corporate criminal liability laws in that time.

EY announces blockchain audit technology
London and Palo Alto, 24 April 2018
EY announces the pilot of the EY Blockchain Analyzer, a suite of blockchain audit technologies that enhances the ability to perform an in-depth review of cryptocurrency business transactions.

Tax reform, digital taxation and BEPS continue to drive challenges – and opportunities – for companies in 2018
London, 24 April 2018
Global and US tax reform, and the adoption of numerous international tax policy changes in 2018, are providing a catalyst for countries to pursue tax competitiveness in new and innovative ways.

Global M&A appetite remains healthy despite geopolitical uncertainty
London, 16 April 2018
Despite deal levels above their pre-financial crisis highs in 2007, global appetite for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) shows no sign of waning, according to the 18th EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB), a biannual survey of more than 2,500 executives across 43 countries.

March 2018

Global IPO outlook remains robust after promising Q1 2018 results
London, 27 March 2018
Despite geopolitical uncertainties and market volatility, global IPO activity in the first three months of 2018 posted strong results to start the year. Global IPO markets raised US$42.8b in Q1 2018, a 28% year-over-year (YOY) increase on Q1 2017.

EY launches EY Absolute™ with Microsoft to bring UK businesses increased efficiencies to finance function
London, 27 March 2018
EY today announced that it is working with Microsoft to help UK businesses improve the efficiency of their finance function through a new digital platform called EY Absolute.

EY and JDA collaborate to transform supply chains across industries
London and New York, 26 March 2018
Ernst & Young LLP (EY) and JDA Software, Inc., today announced they have formed a strategic alliance to reinvent clients’ supply chains by delivering the latest digitalization advances.

Mining and metals sector struggling to close cyber maturity gap
London, 26 March 2018
Increasing connectivity of technology across the mining and metals sector is making it more difficult than ever for companies to keep pace and secure their digital environment, finds the EY report, Does cyber risk only become a priority once you’ve been attacked?

EY announces new EMEIA Information Protection Leader for Advisory Services
London, 23 March 2018
EY announces the appointment of Andy Ng as EY Advisory Services Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Information Protection Leader.

New EY wavespace™ flagship center opens in Milan
Milan, 22 March 2018
EY has launched its EY wavespace™ flagship center in Milan, Italy, adding to its global network of innovation centers that help clients achieve radical breakthroughs in business transformation.

Divestment appetite in Asia-Pacific more than doubles to fund technological investments
Melbourne, 22 March 2018
Intentions to divest by Asia-Pacific-based companies are at record levels – driven by ongoing pressure to evolve existing business models amid rapidly advancing technology, according to the EY Global Corporate Divestment Study, an annual survey of more than 900 executives worldwide.

Life sciences companies at risk of falling behind technology competitors in race to address evolving consumer demands
London, 13 March 2018
Life sciences companies are at risk of being marginalized by technology companies and new entrants, warns the new EY report Progressions 2018 Life Sciences 4.0: Securing value through data-driven platforms.

EY named a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Data and Analytics Services Providers, Worldwide by Gartner
London, 9 March 2018
EY today announced that Gartner, Inc., named EY a Leader in its Magic Quadrant of Data and Analytics Service Providers, Worldwide, which evaluated service providers for a broad range of services across a diverse range of data and analytics needs.

US and China seen as leaders in AI innovation, but emerging players gaining ground according to EY poll
London and Palo Alto, 8 March 2018
Despite its strong history of innovation, the US is facing competition from emerging players across the globe.

EY selects promising and innovative businesswomen to its 2018 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Asia-Pacific program
Hong Kong, 8 March 2018
Coinciding with International Women’s Day, EY announces its 2018 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Asia-Pacific and Japan classes. This year’s participants represent 23 rising female entrepreneurs from 11 countries who run high-growth businesses across a wide variety of sectors including biotech, education, mining, luxury consumer products and the food and beverage industry. This year’s Asia-Pacific participants represent a combined revenue of more than US$687m in 2017 revenues and more than 4,300 employees.

Global family businesses to make immediate head count increases and technology investments in response to disruption
London, 5 March 2018
Today's family businesses are creating cultures for innovation that are nimble, foster growth and reward fresh thinking. According to the EY global family business survey 2018, family businesses from top global markets believe they are entrepreneurial (68%), foster agility and change (67%) and allow for failure in the pursuit of improvement (61%).

February 2018

Lena Förster named first EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year
London, 28 February 2018
EY last night announced the winner of the inaugural EY Corporate Finance Woman of the Year, a global competition that took place in London’s iconic Shard building.

Spike in appetite for corporate divestments helps drive uptick in M&A activity
New York, 27 February 2018
Intentions to divest have hit all-time highs as January 2018 saw US$323b in deals worldwide, an 18-year high, driven by the increasing burden facing companies as digital innovation pressures them to confront disruption and transform business models, according to the EY Global Corporate Divestment Study 2018.

Renewables propel power and utilities M&A to eight-year high
London, 27 February 2018
Global power and utilities transactions reached an eight-year peak in both value (US$200.2b) and volume (516 deals) in 2017, according to the EY report Power transactions and trends: 2017 review and 2018 outlook.

30 innovative and technology-focused high-growth start-ups named to the 2018 EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs program
London, 26 February 2018
EY has selected 30 promising entrepreneurs from across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEIA to take part in its 2018 EY Accelerating Entrepreneurs program.

EY is first to achieve the highest recognition in intelligent automation delivery and capability from Blue Prism
London, 22 February 2018
EY today announced that it is the first organization to achieve the highest recognition in both delivery and capability in implementing robotic process automation (RPA) at scale and speed from Blue Prism, a leading RPA software provider.

EY receives SAP® EMEA/MEE and Latin America/Caribbean Partner Excellence Awards 2018
London, 20 February 2018
The awards were presented by SAP (NYSE: SAP) to the top performing SAP collaborators in the Europe, Middle East and Africa/Middle and Eastern Europe and Latin America/Caribbean regions that have made outstanding contributions to driving customers’ digital transformation.

Global mining deal value hits five-year high
London, 19 February 2018
Global mining and metals deal value rose 15% year-on-year to US$51b in 2017 – the highest value of completed deals since 2013 – according to the latest EY quarterly report Mergers, acquisitions and capital raising in the mining and metals sector.

EY and BlackLine form strategic alliance to offer finance process automation to organizations worldwide
London and Los Angeles, 15 February 2018
Ernst & Young LLP (EY) and BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL) have today announced a new strategic alliance that will expand EY process automation capabilities and finance transformation services offered to clients to improve finance and accounting operations.

Kate Barton named EY Global Vice Chair – Tax
London, 14 February 2018
EY today announces the appointment of Kate Barton as the new EY Global Tax Leader.

Oil and gas M&A outlook positive despite deal volume at five-year low
London, 14 February 2018
Global oil and gas deal volume hit a five-year low in 2017, and total global transaction value fell to US$343b from US$390b in 2016.

EY supports Premier League Enterprise Challenge
London, 5 February 2018
Year 9 and 10 students representing their local football clubs at the Premier League Enterprise Challenge last week, undertook a future skills workshop delivered by professional services firm EY.

January 2018

Utilities ill-equipped to face increasingly disparate cybersecurity threat
London, 31 January 2018
All utilities organizations surveyed in the latest EY Power and Utilities Global Information Security Survey 2017-18 (GISS): Why wait for a cyber catastrophe to prepare for a cyber attack?, say that their cybersecurity function does not meet their needs.

Global companies still unprepared for GDPR compliance, EY survey finds
London, 31 January 2018
Intensifying regulatory pressures are top of mind for business leaders, with 78% of respondents expressing increasing concern about data protection and data privacy compliance.

Private equity sees disruption through emerging technologies
New York, 30 January 2018
Technologies have a dramatic impact on the ways that PE firms organize and execute at the firm level, according to the EY Global PE Watch 2018 report.

Business transformation fuels a digital mind-set but achieving it proves challenging
London, 30 January 2018
Businesses continue to transform through technology, but many are challenged to fully realize their digital vision, according to the EY Digital Deal Economy, a survey of more than 900 corporate executives across nine major industries in 26 countries.

Big risks in ICO market: flawed token valuations, unclear regulations, heightened hacker attention and congested networks
London & Palo Alto, 22 January 2018
A lack of fundamental valuation and the due diligence process by potential investors is leading to extreme volatility of the initial coin offering (ICO) market, according to new research published by EY.

Banks shift priorities toward growth, digitization and innovation
New York, 16 January 2018
Eighty five percent of banks cite implementation of a digital transformation program as a business priority for 2018, according to the EY Global Banking Outlook 2018.

EY announces new Global and Americas Artificial Intelligence Leader for Advisory Services
London, 16 January 2018
EY announces the appointment of Keith Strier as EY Global and Americas Artificial Intelligence (AI) Leader, Advisory Services.

Increased competition from new entrants, new sources of capital to lift life sciences M&A in 2018
San Francisco, 8 January 2018
A surge in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by life sciences companies is expected in 2018, prompted by increased competition from new entrants and new sources of capital, and the change in US corporate tax laws, particularly a lower tax rate for the repatriation of cash held offshore.

EY Geostrategic Business Group launches to actively work with businesses to find new growth opportunities and navigate geopolitical landscape
London, 16 January 2018
EY announces the launch of the EY Geostrategic Business Group aimed at actively working with organizations and institutions globally to understand the business implications of the geopolitical landscape and help them navigate it, manage existing global operations and identify new business opportunities.

Europe to reach off-grid energy parity up to 20 years ahead of the US
London, 15 January 2018
It is estimated that it will cost the same to self-generate and store power as it will to buy from an energy provider by 2022 in Europe and as soon as 2021 in Oceania, according to new research conducted by EY and a leading global analyst house.

Improved financial inclusion could boost global bank revenues by US$200b
London, 11 January 2018
Banks could generate incremental global annual revenue of US$200b – equivalent to 20% of emerging market banks’ 2016 revenues – by better serving financially excluded individuals and small businesses in 60 emerging countries, according to the EY report Innovation in financial inclusion: revenue growth through innovative inclusion.

Monetization of data among key trends in Internet of Things in 2018
London, 11 January 2018
Monetization of data collected from networked IoT devices, convergence of multiple disruptive technologies and standards, and network edge processing are among the key trends for 2018 according to the EY IoT Competence Center, a global team of IoT professionals.

Aspect Security team joins EY to deepen security by design capabilities
New York, 10 January 2018
Ernst & Young LLP in the U.S announces that the team from Aspect Security, Inc., a cybersecurity consulting firm, has joined EY in the U.S. The Northeast-based team will join the EY Cybersecurity practice.

EY awards US$1m to four winners of the global Better begins with you program
London, 10 January 2018
EY has awarded US$1m to the 2017 winners of the peer-based global recognition program, Better begins with you.

EY announces offering to automate cyberattack response workflow
London, 9 January 2018
EY today announces that the EY Incident Response Integration Service is using IBM Security technology to help organizations improve the tracking of and response to cyberattacks.

Andrew Gordon appointed to lead EY Global Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
London, 9 January 2018
EY announces the appointment of Andrew Gordon as the new global leader of Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS).

EY to launch Digital Transformation Learning Room with SAP
London, 8 January 2018
EY today announces that it will join the SAP® Learning Room program for partners on SAP Learning Hub and launch the EY Digital Transformation Learning Room, which will be open to a potential community of more than 520,000 learners on SAP Learning Hub.

M&A in 2018: Tech-smart deals and portfolio transformation
London, 8 January 2018
The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) outlook in 2018 looks robust with global corporates seeing deals as a significant opportunity for growth this year.