mergers and acquisitions
Mega-Deals Fuel Record Month for M&A Activity
The upcoming presidential election hasn't dampened activity, with U.S. firms striking $248.9 billion of merger agreements this month.
Metric of the Month: Number of General Accounting Employees
The best performers need just 4.8 full-time employees per $1 billion in revenue to perform the general accounting function.
Slew of Deals Announced
It was an active Monday for acquisitions, with four large deals announced, including Verizon's $4.8 billion agreement to acquire Yahoo.
The Year of Dealing Dangerously
Antitrust actions, buyer cautiousness, and longer due diligence phases have all contributed to a slowdown in mergers and acquisitions.
Avoid Culture Wars in Post-Merger Integrations
Culture is often one of the underlying reasons for the deal. Ignoring or changing that culture can destroy the target’s value.
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.
Tech CFOs See Lower Valuations But More Deals
Forty percent of CFOs surveyed by BDO plan to pursue deals in 2016 and nearly all see M&A activity at least matching last year's record pace.
Dole Buyout Case Attracts Scrutiny of Financial Projections
Other lawyers will assuredly try to mimic the Dole plaintiffs' claims in future lawsuits challenging merger and acquisition transactions.
Buffett Makes Largest Deal Ever at $37.2 Billion
In acquiring Precision Castparts at a premium price, Buffett is betting that airlines will continue driving a boom in aerospace manufacturing.
Accounting Issues Mask a Seller’s True Value
Five accounting issues to be aware of when analyzing the financial reporting of a target company.
Teva to Buy Allergan’s Generic Drug Unit for $40.5B
If the deal is approved, Teva says the combined company would have revenue of about $26 billion and EBITDA of $9.5 billion in 2016.