PricewaterhouseCoopers has found that that mergers and acquistions in Europe
and the UK have been far more successful than takeovers in the United States.
Research by the Big Four firm showed that although most US deals tended to
destroy shareholder value, European dealmakers had been far more successful in
PwC analysed the deals between all listed European companies from 1995 to
2004 using data compiled by Dealogic. The firm found that more than half of the
deals generated positive returns for acquiring companies relative to the wider
Equivalent US research over a similar period showed that most deals provided
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.