Open to departments operating within established firms and smaller boutique corporate finance firms where qualified accountants make up the majority of professional staff, the winning entry will have to demonstrate that it has provided timely and innovative advice. Judges will be looking at innovation in terms of initiating the deal, novelty in the deal’s structure, awareness of the market place and the delivery of good value.
Remember, entries should only be about a single deal. Entrants should submit a report of up to four full pages of A4 satisfying the entry criteria, together with any supporting information that you feel is relevant. Entries should also include a 250-word synopsis of your entry. Please note that the judges are looking for adherence to the entry criteria and succinctness.
Entry forms are available at www.accountancyage.com/awards. Your entry must arrive by 23 July and include 10 complete copies of the entry and supporting documents.
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.