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Accountants' negligence and liability
An in-depth practical work covering all the main areas of accountants' legal liabilities in negligence claims, including audit liabilities to clients and others, tax and insolvency work and conflicts of interest. It covers accountants' negligence in relation to claims against accountants acting for corporations as well as accountants acting for individuals.This edition focuses on the difficult legal issues surrounding the liability of accountants in negligence claims. It covers statutory and non-statutory audits, tax advice, specified procedures reporting, due diligence reports and corporate finance reporting. It looks at the scope of losses for which the accountant may be liable with detailed reference to case law as well as money laundering and regulatory issues.
Checklists for due diligence
Contains checklists covering the legal, financial and commercial aspects of due diligence, as well as other areas such as IT, intellectual property, and environmental risks. Each checklist includes a short introduction providing guidance on best use.
Due diligence: an M&A value creation approach
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.
Essentials of M&A: due diligence
This book is a must for anyone who needs to master the essentials of due diligence with the minimum effort and in the minimum amount of time. Straightforward and unbiased, it sets out the fundamentals of pre-acquisition investigations, showing which are appropriate and why.
Long and short of hedge funds: a complete guide to hedge fund valuation and investing, The
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.
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Managing financial services relationships
The CFOs of 180 Life Sciences and Healthcare Triangle offer tips for working well with banking partners and navigating M&A. They suggest ways of conducting due diligence when choosing an investment banker to partner with. They also cover M&A best practices and pitfalls to avoid and recommend questions the CFO needs to ask banking/financial services partners.
The importance of due diligence in M&A
Article outlines the importance of due diligence in M&A, with focus on China where this due diligence is even more important and complex due to the lack of transparency. Incudes a due diligence checklist.
Tech M&A: 10 key IP considerations for investors
Article give ten tips for investors on due diligence into a target's Intellectual Property (IP).
Dealmakers struggle with tech M&A due diligence
Article discusses how technology M&A deals require a different due diligence process to traditional M&A, especially for data privacy issues.
Giving digital diligence its due
The article discusses the need for investors to extend their merger and acquisition (M&A) due diligence to include digital diligence that caters the company's digital strategy and capabilities strengths and weaknesses as well. The need for companies to prepare for cyber breaches is also explored.
Articles and books in the Library collection
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.
Under the surface
Buying a business - due diligence and potential risks
H. Kanczula. Tax Adviser, August 2017 p18-20
This article provides an overview of the common issues encountered when undertaking tax due diligence on smaller companies
T. Clare. Corporate Financier. No.191. April 2017. pp.30-31
Article outlines the ten key areas to address when tailoring the scope of vendor environmental and health & safety due diligence.
Caroline Stark and Phil Fean. Accountancy Jan 2017 p1-2
Advice on due diligence concerning potential mergers and acquisitions, particularly focusing upon significant issues when planning such a move and whether a business under consideration for a merger or acquisition is subject to pending or potential litigation.
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