The report, published today and based on 51 companies that had been through 500 merger reviews in over 50 countries, found that the US has the most expensive regulators. An extensive review by the Department of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission costs more than £550,000, a figure twice that of an EU review.
The report also found that Brazil is the slowest regulator, with a review there taking up to a year compared to 8 months in the US.
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
Baldwins Accountancy Group has continued investment in the north-east and appointed David Fish as a director in its corporate finance team
UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the deals practice at PwC.
Smith & Williamson has added Jim Clark and Philip Marsden, of Marsden Clark Corporate Finance Limited, to its corporate finance team.