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How to successfully integrate mergers and acquisitions

By Scott Whittaker Follow these step-by-step instructions to successfully plan, optimise, and integrate mergers and acquisitions. Most mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers fail to increase shareholder value by the time the deal is done. Reasons include financial mistakes, such as overvaluing the M&A target, and legal shortcomings, such as insufficient due diligence. But even when legal… Read More How to successfully integrate mergers and acquisitions

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Growing Pains

Mid-tier firms are finding that size does matter, as they respond to a stricter compliance environment and try to get their heads, and hands, around big data. Hong Kong’s mid-tier firms are experiencing growing pains. Bridging the gap in the market between small audit-based accounting firms and the increasingly advisory-focused space the Big Four occupy,… Read More Growing Pains

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Fixing China’s state-owned enterprises

by Jemelyn Yadao Unwieldy and unyielding, Mainland state-owned enterprises have long been urged to reform. With restructuring once again on the front burner, Jemelyn Yadao looks at the latest developments and how CPAs can contribute. China Ocean Shipping Company, the second largest container line in the world, is making a comeback. Once a byword for… Read More Fixing China’s state-owned enterprises

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Wave of Merges and Acquisitions in China will Continue to Bring Opportunities for Accountants in Hong Kong

Mergers and acquisitions activity has scaled up dramatically in China. A Plus looks at the Mainland’s corporate hunters and their targets as well as how Institute members can smooth the deal process. It’s not just Chinese tourists who are heading overseas on exotic shopping trips. China Inc. is on the march again, as Mainland companies… Read More Wave of Merges and Acquisitions in China will Continue to Bring Opportunities for Accountants in Hong Kong

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THE EVOLUTION OF FIRM AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS

By George W. Russell Accounting firms are teaming up with business service companies to broaden their offerings. George W. Russell looks at how some partnerships evolved and what they offer the HKICPA’s small- and medium-sized practitioners. Early in 2008, Matthew Li was facing a dilemma. The Hong Kong Institute of CPAs member was working for… Read More THE EVOLUTION OF FIRM AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS

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Tips for Accountants on How to be Sure Transactions Go Smoothly

By George W. Russell Allegations of wrongdoing over deals made by technology giant Hewlett- Packard and commodities trader Olam have put mergers and acquisitions under the spotlight. George W. Russell finds out how accountants can ensure transactions don’t sour. The purchase by Hewlett-Packard in August 2011 of British software maker Autonomy was heavy with meaning.… Read More Tips for Accountants on How to be Sure Transactions Go Smoothly