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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.
The book offers practical guidance on the mergers and acquisitions process, covering strategic planning, candidate pursuit, target evaluation, contract negotiation, through post-acquisition integration. It contains chapters on growth strategy, preparing for due diligence, conducting the due diligence review, and risk management.
Covers the history of hedge funds, transparent management of a fund, raising money for a hedge fund, supporting staff, and fraud. The appendices include a due diligence questionnaire, a resource guide, and the historic performance of certain hedge funds.
An overview of mergers and acquisitions with more detailed chapters on matters of interest to accountants. It includes sections on candidate search and qualification, corporate valuation, preparing for and executing due diligence, deal financing, taxation aspects, and the regulation of M&A.
The article discusses the importance of due diligence in helping companies make better decisions and manage risk while doing business in emerging markets such as China.
Due diligence is essential when undertaking an accounting firm merger or sale; this article explains the business risks that need to be reviewed.
The article covers mergers and acquisitions and the key issues that need to be considered.
The article discusses the lessons that businesses can learn from Titcheners' bankruptcy in Thames Valley, England.
The article focuses on the pitfalls that need to be avoided when companies decide to merge to hedge the economic crisis.
Corporate finance guidelines
Guidelines in due diligence are available to members of the Corporate Finance Faculty.
Due diligence checks
Details of the due diligence checks available to ICAEW members as part of the Library & Information Service's company research services.
Acquisition due diligence checklist
Checklist of items that should be investigated as part of an acquisition analysis. Published by Accounting Tools (US website).
Buying a business: Due diligence checklist
Checklist for small businesses wishing to acquire another company. Published by FindLaw (US website).
Financial due diligence
Article for accountancy students discussing the basics of due diligence and how it differs from statutory audit.
Hedge fund due diligence
Articles and information on due diligence in relation to hedge funds. Requires free registration.
Due diligence- a practical guide: commercial and legal advice
V.Williams (Jordan Publishing, 2013, 283 pages)
A guide to the purpose of legal due diligence and the tools required to undertake the process. Includes a series of sample documents which form the principle documents required in a due diligence process.
Anti-bribery due diligence for transactions: guidance for anti-bribery due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and investments
P.Wilikinson (Transparency International, 2012, 27 pages)
A practical guide for companies on undertaking anti-bribery due diligence; it reflects the approach for corporate anti-bribery programmes set out in the Business Principles for Countering Bribery.
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