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Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (often abbreviated as M&A) and business restructuring can be complex areas of corporate finance to navigate. On this page you can access a range of articles, books and online resources providing quick links to best practice and recent developments.

What's on this page?

  • eBooks
  • Briefings
  • Checklists
  • Online articles
  • Small Business Update
  • Useful links
  • Articles and books from the Library

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eBooks

The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

Mergers and acquisitions: a practical guide for private companies

Provides a detailed explanation of the options available to private companies interested in mergers and acquisitions. Contains sections on M&A as a business strategy, private equity and venture capital, the mechanics of the M&A process, shareholders and boards of directors, and a step-by-step guide to going through a merger or acquisition.

Mergers and acquisitions: turmoil in top management teams

Provides executives with an in-depth look at the consequences of M&As for acquired top management teams. Examines M&As as corporate growth strategy as well as executive turnover post-merger and its effect on company performance. Considers why mergers succeed and fail and why top executives stay on or leave in the aftermath.

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Briefings

Directors' Briefings and Start-Up Briefings are four-page guides written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

Checklists

The How To Do It guides from Atom Content Marketing are a collection of checklists providing a step-by-step approach to key business issues. Access to these guides is available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Do's and dont's of due diligence

Due diligence is essential when undertaking an accounting firm merger or sale; this article explains the business risks that need to be reviewed.

Alternative deal structures for succession

Succession possibilities for accountancy firm partners looking to retire or scale back their professional duties.

Judicial review of mergers in the EU

This article discusses the procedure that is followed during a judicial review and looks at the grounds on which a Commission decision can be challenged.

To merge or not to merge?

In preparing for a merger tough questions should be asked about hiring and firing practices, work-life balance policies, professional development and partner accountability and compensation systems.

Precedent set on statutory mergers and demergers

Changes to the mergers and demergers landscape in Argentina after the Argentinian Supreme Court issued a decision that significantly affects tax free reorganizations.

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Small Business Update

Small Business Update is a monthly magazine for SMEs with articles covering the latest regulatory developments, practical advice and hot topics.

Collaboration staying on the right side of the law

02-03-2015

Mergers, joint ventures and other forms of collaboration can be powerful elements of a business strategy, potentially transforming your business prospects and profitability. But you must make sure you comply with laws aimed at stopping anti-competitive activity.

Is collaboration right for your SME?

01-03-2013

Mergers, joint ventures and other forms of collaboration can be powerful elements of a business strategy, potentially transforming your business prospects.

Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

Useful links

ICAEW

Mergers and acquisitions
Articles on corporate finance, including sections on corporate transactions and takeovers.

Other resources

Critical Pillars for M&A Success
Survey from Crowe Horwath LLP which looks at the practice of M&A in general and identifies some of the obstacles that are preventing M&A success.

Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA)
International membership body for accountants, legal professionals and corporate financial professionals. Resources include an advisor directory, articles and news.

Mergers and acquisitions involving UK companies
Statistical bulletin from the ONS which provides estimates of the value and numbers of mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving UK companies with values of £1 million or more.

Articles and books in the Library collection

To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to book loans.

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