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Corporate Finance Faculty

Find out more about the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty, a network of advisors, investors and companies supporting and making decisions about raising finance, restructuring a business or undertaking M&A. 

About the faculty

Annual Reception 2023

On Thursday 9 November, the Corporate Finance Faculty held it’s 2023 Annual Reception; an evening of celebration, knowledge-sharing, and invaluable networking opportunities.

2022 Corporate Finance Faculty Annual Review

2022 saw a return to more normal levels of M&A and investment. The continuing war in Ukraine and its impact on inflation and interest rates, along with a period of political and economic turbulence in the UK, resulted in a more cautious approach from investors.

25th Anniversary Reception

ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty hosted its 25th Anniversary Reception at Mansion House, home and office of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, on 22 February 2023.

Board and Technical Committee Members

The Corporate Finance Faculty Board advises the executive staff at ICAEW and contributes to setting the strategic direction for the faculty. The Technical Committee is the Corporate Finance Faculty's technical and regulatory advisory forum.

Faculty member organisations

The Corporate Finance Faculty’s professional network includes close to 10,000 members and more than 80 member organisations. More than 40 per cent of the faculty’s membership is from beyond ICAEW.

National Security and Investment Bill: comments and insights

National Security and Investment

The National Security and Investment Act 2021 strengthens the government’s powers to call in and scrutinise transactions on grounds of national security. The legislation commenced on 4 January 2022. The ‘call-in power’ may be used in relation to transactions that took place on or after 12 November 2020.


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Be part of the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty 

We are the largest network of professionals involved in corporate finance. Join chartered accountants and others involved in advisory, investment and business. Membership is open to everyone - non ICAEW members are also welcome to join.


Guidelines, initiatives and training

What is the Business Finance Guide?

Launched in 2014 by ICAEW and the British Business Bank, the Business Finance Guide helps entrepreneurs and companies to find the finance they need to invest, grow and overcome adversity. With a tool to help businesses identify what finance solutions might be suitable, as well as overviews of what the options offer and support on how to secure finance.

ICAEW and the creative industries

The creative industries are major contributors to culture, the economy and innovation. They’re fast growing and employ more than three million people – across film, fine arts, design, music, video games, fashion, TV, crafts, publishing, radio, photography and heritage.

ESG in Corporate Finance

ESG considerations can have a positive impact on a business’s decisions in relation to transactions. They can also be a driver of transactions as a business’s ESG credentials influence investment and capital allocation decisions.

Technical releases

Private Equity Demystified

Private Equity Demystified

Exclusive to Faculty members, access the definitive book on private equity's role in global business investment and growth.