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February 2018

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.