The IPO process is one of the most important yet complex events that a growing company will go through. From financial scrutiny by investors, auditors, and regulators to continuous collaboration amongst investment bankers, lawyers, and accountants you must be prepared to manage large amounts of information and accompanying analysis.
The road to a successful merger and acquisition process, for both sellers and buyers, is arduous and full of bumps, twists and unexpected hazards. It’s all-hands-on-deck for both sides and their legal, HR, marketing/sales, and accounting departments, as well as key team leaders and management.
If you’ve never taken this road before, there’s a number of steps and obstacles that need to be considered. This merger and acquisition checklist will act as your roadmap to navigating the complex process and steps yet to come.
Data breaches are the bank heists of the Digital Age. Yet, they inflict much more widespread damage, dread, and chaos. Their impact is felt both immediately and in the long term. Companies targeted by data breaches can lose as much as 3% of their market value as a result. In some cases, data breaches are only identified weeks, sometimes months or years, later, which gives cybercriminals unfettered access over a long stretch of time.
Each year, the Identity Theft Resource Center compiles a year-to-date tally of “confirmed” data breaches affecting US companies and consumers. This report largely solidifies what we already know: data breaches are rampant. The YTD total for breaches in 2018 (up to September, 30) was 932, for a total of 47.2 million known records reportedly compromised.
Los Angeles, CA, December 19th, 2018 – The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 13th Annual Turnaround Awards on Thursday, December 20th. SmartRoom was named a winner for the Information Management Service of the Year. The awards will be presented at a Black Tie Gala on Thursday, March 28th at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, FL.
It’s been a record-setting year for the mergers and acquisitions market globally. Through the first nine months of 2018, the total value of these agreed-upon deals is in excess of $3.3 trillion. That’s a 39 percent increase over 2017 levels according to the Financial Times. But with each merger or acquisition, one of the key questions becomes how is this going to be paid for? Will it be in cash or stock. With merger mania on people’s minds, let’s look at the benefits and risks as well as pros and cons of these payment considerations.
During a merger or aquisition, due diligence is a critical stage in understanding the risks and liabilities the target company or new entity may face. Lawyers, accountants, investment bankers and other experts review contracts, financials and countless other documents to ensure they know all the details about the companies involved so there aren’t any surprises once the deal closes. But due diligence is taking on new characteristics as the internet takes on a prominent role for most businesses.