Accounting for M&A – Acquisitions Combinations & Divestitures

 

Acquisition, spin-off, joint venture or any other significant business transaction can be exciting until … accounting comes into a play. If not planned, executed and integrated properly accounting may become a major question and “steal the show” instead of staying in the background as it should be. We can help with pre and post transaction accounting research with focus on deep understanding of the business purpose, nature and expected results of the transaction. This includes proactive advice on accounting and financial reporting consequences of different elements of the transaction such as:

 

–          Business combination vs. asset purchase

–          Identifying the acquirer

–          Determining the acquisition date

–          Measuring the purchase consideration, including cash and non-cash elements

–          Acquired intellectual property

–          In-process research and development

–          Acquired tangible assets

–          Backlog

–          Customer relationship

–          Non-compete agreements

–          Trademarks

–          Share-based awards

–          Pre-existing relationships

–          Working capital adjustments

–          Deferred revenue

–          Leases

–          Tax and deferred tax elements

–          Acquisition related costs

–          Pre-acquisition contingencies

–          Contingent considerations

–          Employment agreements

–          Measuring the Goodwill

–          Bargain purchases

 

Tell us what you need and we will help you to get there! And we are not talking about “creative accounting” but about “thoughtful accounting” where well planned and executed transaction achieves the same business goal with the best possible accounting and financial reporting results. Based on our research we will prepare accounting memos and white papers to satisfy the most demanding independent auditors and other interested parties. We will further assist in implementation of advice and integrating the changes to achieve the best results.

 

We are the best in what we do – robust technical expertise, deep industry knowledge and unparalleled dedication to the client service. Our technical accounting partners have 100+ years of combined experience, most of which with Big4 accounting firms, including Big4 National Office. Our experience includes accounting and financial reporting support with every stage of acquisitions, investments in joint ventures, equity investments, investments in variable interest interties, spin-off and carve-out transactions.