Mergers and Acquisitions

Laurence Longe

Baker Tilly’s Laurence Longe badges the 'Middle Three'

We've had the Big Four, now we'll see emergence of Middle Three, says Baker Tilly managing partner Laurence Longe

09 Sep 2013

RSM Tenon

RSM Tenon’s outstanding DC contributions paid

Baker Tilly confirms that an apparent missing employer contribution to RSM Tenon’s defined contribution scheme was paid in July 2012

29 Aug 2013

RSM Tenon

Baker Tilly walks away from RSM Tenon 'shares' deal

Baker Tilly announces it does not want to buy the share capital of RSM Tenon but is still interested in its rival's assets - RSM Tenon suspends shares

22 Aug 2013

Investors likely to receive scraps or nothing in RSM Tenon deal

RSM Tenon says Baker Tilly deal will return minimal, if any, value to investors

16 Aug 2013

Colin: Match made in heaven?

Colin takes a wry look at the news of merger discussions between Baker Tilly and RSM Tenon

26 Jul 2013

BDO in office renovation to make room for PKF staff

BDO is in the process of refurbishing its London office in preparation for the accommodation of PKF staff

05 Jul 2013

MHA MacIntyre Hudson seals merger with Kent firm Larkings

MHA MacIntyre Hudson and Kent firm Larkings announce merger

01 Jul 2013

Finance chiefs join new Penguin Random House board

Several finance executives to sit on the Pearson/Bertelsmann joint venture

01 Jul 2013

Bristol's deputy mayor merges firm with Milsted Langdon

Milsted Langdon continues expansion by merging with Geoff Gollop & Co

05 Jun 2013

Numbers game: how to value and price accountancy firms

Risk management is a key factor to process of acquiring a firm, explains Jonathan Snade

20 May 2013

Price Bailey sells £150m regional IFA arm to Bellpenny

Bellpenny makes its second financial services acquisition from the accountancy sector in a week

13 May 2013

PKF International appoints new CEO as UK firm awaited

The international network of accountancy firms appoints chairman and CEO amid concerns over its future following the merger of BDO and PKF

09 Apr 2013

Dentons buys RSM Tenon’s personal pension book

RSM Tenon has sold its self-invested personal pension arm to Dentons Pension Management

27 Mar 2013

Advanced Computer Software acquires accounting IT for £110m

Advanced Computer Software acquires Computer Software Holdings in £110m deal, amalgamating their accounting and back-office software offerings

13 Mar 2013

RSM Tenon pays Bentley Jennison partners £1.2m

RSM Tenon pays RSM Bentley Jennison partners £1.2m for the six months ending 31 December 2012

26 Feb 2013

Baldwins acquires Black Country practice

Black Country practices acquires Gravestock & Owen to expand its reach in the west and east Midlands

22 Feb 2013

Nearly a quarter of firms would merge this year

Research shows mergers are on the radar for a quarter of firms looking to expand their operations

20 Feb 2013

Harrow accountancy practices merge

Independent London-based firms RDP Newmans and Stephen Daniel & Co have merged

31 Jan 2013

Creating a successful exit strategy isn’t just about the numbers

Although research suggests M&A activity is down there are a few secrets of success a firm can adhere to, to attract the right match

08 Jan 2013

Don’t let software licensing fall between the M&A cracks

First choice were fined and ordered to pay £81,000 licensing costs post acquisition, BSA’s Michala Wardell warns not to let M&A activity catch you out

12 Dec 2012

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: Calls waiting

With The Practitioner's firm on the receiving end of less-than-desirable telephony service, thoughts move to maintaining the best client dealings through new staffers

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.