Due Diligence

Due Diligence

Comprehensive due diligence is essential to any successful M&A deal. But getting a complete and transparent view of the financial, operational and cultural characteristics of an acquisition target isn't always easy. Some of the biggest brands in the world even make...

Once a business owner has made the decision to exit their business, they should treat that decision just like any other strategic initiative. They need to identify concrete goals and objectives, outline the strategy designed to meet those goals and objectives,...

When it comes to technology M&A, the devil is in the details. Technology is one of the traditionally hot sectors for M&A, driven primarily by the rapid nature of change in the industry. In a rapidly changing industry it is impossible for any...

We recently held a webinar titled, "Harvesting Intangible Assets" with Andrew J. Sherman, author and Partner at Jones Day. Using a Rembrandt painting as an example, Sherman outlined how companies can be oblivious to the wealth of revenue-producing opportunities hiding in their...

Recent technology developments and trends, most notably cloud computing and the emergence of mobile devices in the workforce, is raising the expectations from end users for new levels of service from enterprise IT. The ‘consumerization’ of IT has led to users...

A new survey by Clifford Chance has found that there is increasing appetite for cross-border deals, as businesses seek growth outside their home markets. The multi-regional report surveyed nearly 400 companies, each with revenues of more than $1 billion. Respondents were...

April proved to be a big month for M&A activity in the Life Sciences industry as companies announced more than $29 billion in agreed upon transactions, the bulk of which occurred during the final week. This stood in stark contrast to...

A new report from KPMG International suggests that a global recovery in M&A activity in the food, beverage, consumer goods and retail sectors slowed in the second half of 2011. Findings suggest that macroeconomic forces, such as euro zone instability and...

Companies, since 2001, are getting better at M&A, according to a report by Bain & Company. This is characterized by higher overall returns on acquisition and lower overall underperforming mergers. One thing that remains unchanged though, is the impact that poor...

Global M&A activity in the mining sector grew by about 50 percent last year to surpass $US100 billion, according to KPMG. Copper producer and Firmex customer, Quadra FNX Mining was part of the largest Canadian deal in the final quarter of the...