Mergers and Acquisitions

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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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BDO/PKF merger confirmed

Merged firms to be called BDO and process to be completed by spring 2013

11 Dec 2012

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Xstrata CFO turns down Glencore role

Trevor Reid will not take up CFO role at Glencore Xstrata after investors voted against a controversial package of retention bonuses

06 Dec 2012

Hayles & Partners mergers with McGregors Corporate

Combined firm is to be re-named MGC Hayles and will employ 50 staff across the three offices in the Midlands

03 Dec 2012

Colin: Hidden in plain view

"What goes on behind closed doors?" asks Colin

30 Nov 2012

PKF Chinese firm to join BDO

More merger efforts between BDO and PKF

13 Nov 2012

RSM Tenon leaps to the top of UK M&A advisor table

Listed firm storms Experian table as second most popular advisor on mergers & acquisitions in the UK, up from 20th

24 Oct 2012

Practice Manager: Is PKF the real deal as BDO plays catch-up?

BDO and PKF need to find an answer to stagnating performance - but will two into one go?

16 Oct 2012

Grant Thornton to pay £7m for RSM Tenon’s IVA factory

RSM Tenon signs binding agreement to offload its IVA business to Grant Thornton for about £7m

28 Sep 2012

BDO/PKF - deal details are where the fun's at

Merger discussions are fine, but the real fun comes after the ink has dried on the contract and two firms must become one

16 Aug 2012

Top fee earner or the most experienced - who should lead?

Latest research from organisational change consultancy Crelos asks if the view from the top should be through the eyes of the experienced or the biggest earners, writes Elizabeth Ferguson

09 Aug 2012

Menzies merges with TAL-London

Former London office of Target Chartered Accountants, TAL-London, merges into Menzies with no planned redundancies

07 Aug 2012

Wilkins Kennedy merges with Hertford firm

Top 25 firm acquires Hertford-based P R Hornsby & Co, making the combined practice the largest in the area

03 Jul 2012

KPMG buys European procurement business

Acquisition of German and Switzerland-based procurement company will see KPMG create a global procurement services base for its member firms

18 Jun 2012

Panned M&A deals causing restatements, study finds

About 18% of companies whose M&A deals were poorly received by investors later had to restate results

08 Jun 2012

Lincoln firm Wright Vigar acquires rival

Acquisition of McGregors Corporate increases Wright's client base by 400

31 May 2012

GT picks up BDO’s 'risky' Australian practices

The Victoria and New South Wales practices were expelled from BDO International because of ‘unreasonable risks'

18 Apr 2012

Menzies partners with consultants to grow service lines

Top 30 firm sets up strategic partnership with Insight MSC to increase accounting capabilities

28 Mar 2012

Divestments to soar 92% in 2012, says Deloitte

There are potential European corporate spinoffs with a value worth £131bn in the pipeline

21 Feb 2012

Chantrey Vellacott snaps up Target's Reading office

25 former Target staff join Chantrey Vellacott in deal

23 Jan 2012

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Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

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Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

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Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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