Top 15 Risk Factors for M&A
Sixty percent of financial professionals say overpaying for deals is the biggest M&A risk factor facing buyers next year, according to new research.
Oppenheimer Fined $3M Over ETF Sales
FINRA says the money manager sold non-traditional exchange-traded funds to investors who weren't qualified to buy them.
Seven New Questions for M&A Due Diligence
Assessing a target's data assets isn't something to leave until after the transaction is completed. Here's what you need to find out up-front.
Don’t Overlook Data Security Issues In M&A Deals
How to assess whether your acquisition target is prepared to deal with and defend against a data breach.
Deep Due Diligence Needed in Emerging Markets Deals
CFOs need to be comfortable with the integrity of the financials, management, and employees of the target company in emerging markets deals.
U.S. Companies Hungry for Midsize Deals
Ernst & Young survey finds a majority of U.S. firms plan to execute a merger or acquisition transaction in the next 12 months.
Macquarie Capital Settles Over Fraudulent IPO
The SEC alleges that the firm knew China-based Puda Coal had included false information in its public offering documents.
How to Prevent Corruption from Marring a Merger
Failing to identify a corrupt M&A target could spawn serious problems for an acquirer’s finances and reputation.
Intuit CFO: The Best Deals Flow From Strategy
Is there a magic potion to a successful inorganic growth strategy? No, but there are some general rules that lead to success.
Alibaba Uncovers Questionable Accounting By Media Unit
As the Chinese Internet giant gears up for its IPO, managers of a new subsidiary discover accounting irregularities.
Prepping the Financials for a Sale
Don't let material balance sheet errors, insupportable earnings projections or revenue recognition errors stop a buyer from acquiring your company.