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Carrying out financial, tax, vendor, commercial and operational due diligence.


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25 years young

The Corporate Finance Faculty celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. During this time, its membership and influence has grown. Senior corporate financiers give their thoughts on the reach of the faculty – and the challenges it faces

Relevance and influence

The Corporate Finance Faculty is a valuable asset, says David Petrie, that evolves in the face of ever-changing markets and legislation and provides an essential professional network

Corporate specialist law firm TLT is expanding

The law firm TLT has expanded from its Bristol base to Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast and London, specialising in clean energy, digital, financial services, leisure, food and drink, public sector, real estate, and retail and consumer goods. Marc Mullen reports on their expansion and how they are affected by COVID-10 and Brexit.

Making risk extinct

Extinction Rebellion has put climate change back on the front pages. And if ‘value’ means future profits discounted for risk, then advisers must understand how environmental factors affect every business. Grant Murgatroyd reports for the Corporate Finance Faculty.

Value and governance

The UK Corporate Governance Code’s impact on financial performance has been largely untested until now. Research by Grant Thornton correlates strong corporate governance with financial outperformance.

Future prospects

Virtual due diligence

COVID-19 made life challenging for business – and for advisers – but it’s also provided an opportunity to fully test the benefits of virtual due diligence: video calls; drone technology; online meetings; and collaboration tools. Data analytic tools have become even more important. Vicky Meek reports.

Looking to the future of AI in corporate advisory

Artificial intelligence is increasingly being used in corporate decision-making, investment and M&A. Last year, the faculty’s Shaun Beaney and Rosanna Woods of Drooms co-authored the AI in Corporate Advisory research report. This was followed in May by an evidence meeting held by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (APPG-AI), hosted remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Guidelines and reports

Financial Modelling, Issue 63

This 2nd edition is a practical guide to financial modelling in a corporate finance transaction context. That rider is important. The guide is aimed at corporate financiers and modellers who need to prepare, use or review financial models for deals; it is not aimed at financial modellers who need to develop their understanding of corporate finance.