Mergers and Acquisitions

RSM Tenon may spend £6.8m in Vantis acquisitions

RSM Tenon save approximately 300 employees at Vantis through the buyout of its London, Epson and Leicester assets

30 Jun 2010

COA acquired for £100m

IT company to enhance primary care technology providers

12 Feb 2010

GT acquires media auditor

Media accounting specialists Aulren acquired by GT

09 Feb 2010

Accountant in line for £1.75m bonus payment

Agreement made after hygiene company acquaires pet care provider

05 Feb 2010

International acquisition supported by BDO

Intermediate Capital Group and CPA Global merge

29 Jan 2010

The future of corporate finance

The IPO market is not in a great shape at the moment and M&A is at a low but, when they pick up again, there are some industries and sectors that will attract more interest and investment

27 Jan 2010

Standards chief attempts to head off M&A accounting concerns

IASB's Sir David Tweedie steps in to clarify press reports into accounting for M&As

08 Jan 2010

Accounting for M&As "poorly applied" by companies, warns watchdog

Business finding M&A accounting a struggle; investors unhappy with the subsequent results, says the FRC

07 Jan 2010

Signs of mid-market M&A recovery in 2010

Grant Thornton optimistic despite a larger than anticipated fall in deal activity last year

04 Jan 2010

Oracle moves closer to Sun Microsystems acquisition

Oracle Sun acquisition closer to EC approval

18 Dec 2009

Firms merge in Tewkesbury

Waugh Haines Rigby and Morgan & Co merge to create one of the biggest firms in Gloucestershire

14 Dec 2009

German merger creates new top ten super-firm

PKF announced four-firm merger

11 Dec 2009

M&As plummet - but IPOs could take the slack

Number of M&As and IPOs fallen sharply across the globe, but “ready to spring back to life,” say Ernst & Young

10 Dec 2009

E&Y has AOL-Time Warner case thrown out

Final lawsuit over controversial merger dismissed

01 Dec 2009

UK200Group launches rival index to challenge BDO

Competing company valuation index launched as M&A market shows signs of recovery

26 Nov 2009

Employee benefits - merger ahead

Don't take a wrong turn on your employee benefit cover when going through a merger or acquisition

19 Nov 2009

Audio: Is M&A back from the dead?

Are debt driven purchases back on the cards?

27 Oct 2009

Video: Is M&A back from the dead?

Are debt driven purchases back on the cards?

27 Oct 2009

Dawn of the deal

The resurrection of merger and acquisition activity is prompting firms to wake up and take advantage of the predicted upturn

22 Oct 2009

Signs of hope but don't rush back to transactions

Caution should be exercised before jumping back into transactions with both feet

22 Oct 2009

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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

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

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

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