Duff & Phelps
Balance Sheets Filled With Goodwill
But goodwill impairments are on the rise, having climbed 23% in 2017.
Supreme Court Ruling Scrambles Online Retailers
The decision "could turn out to be almost as significant for American businesses as the recent rewrite of the U.S. federal tax code."
Can Advanced Technologies Ease Compliance?
After a decade of improvements by compliance teams, artificial intelligence and machine learning could further streamline the function and tame costs.
Duff & Phelps Expands Globally With Kroll Buy
The combined organization will offer services in valuation, corporate finance, compliance, investigations, security, and cyber solutions.
How Will Tax Reform Affect the Cost of Capital?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will boost the cost of capital even as it hikes net cash flows.
In Defense of M&A Fairness Opinions
Research disproves criticisms of fairness opinions, according to Duff & Phelps.
Goodwill Impairments Double
Ongoing weakness in energy prices and some large writedowns in tech resulted in a notable year for goodwill impairments.
Assuring Lenders an Affiliate Transaction Is Fair
Doing a deal with an affiliate? Existing lenders or debtholders will require assurances that the transaction is carried out in arm’s-length fashion.
Oil & Gas Sees Steep Rise in Goodwill Impairments
U.S. companies reported goodwill impairments of $26 billion in 2014, boosted by falling oil pirces.
Should Microcap Companies Go Private?
By staying public, small companies could actually be destroying shareholder value, not boosting it.