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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.
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.
Mergers and acquisitions: business strategies for accountants
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.
New CFO financial leadership manual, The
Aimed at CFOs who need to learn about their role in the organisation. It provides strategies for effective finance management. There are chapters covering accounting and audit, financial analysis, funding, and business operations management. The book includes appendices with checklists for best practice, performance measurement, and due diligence.
Venture capital funding: a practical guide to raising finance
Step by step guide to raising venture capital for a business. Includes sections on researching investors, dealing with shareholders, due diligence, investment vehicles, legal issues, and the experience of running a business with venture capitalists on the board.
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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.
How fee details can make or break a takeover
If an acquiring advisory firm doesn't adequately consider the nuts and bolts of a seller's fee structure and billing processes, headaches are guaranteed. The article discusses the importance of identifying the fee structure and billing processes of registered investment advisors (RIAs) firm prior to its acquisition and takeover. It explains the legal consequences of fee schedules under due diligence, billing processes, and fee adjustments. It notes the expertise and talent of advisors to retain clients.
Eyes wide open: broader due diligence for a more complex China market
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.
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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