All accountants should be talking to both clients and banking contacts about acquisitions, according to Price Bailey corporate finance partner Simon Blake. 


A growing number of businesses are using alternatives to high street banks to finance deals,


Profiles of most accounting practices with fees of up to £3m would include a wide range of clients, explains Keith Underwood of


Start up technology company has tax losses from start of trading - looking to sell the business (core technology / customer base has value to others).


I want to be really sure of something as it could be an expensive mistake. So thought I would ask you knowledgeable people.

Henderson Global Investors chief financial officer Shirley Garrood has put forward

Growth through M&A activity looks set to continue through 2011 and in particular pre-emptive activity is the “order of the day”, according to PwC head of Corporate Finance, Neil Sutton.

The prices achieved in private company sales continued their recovery in the second half of 2010, but struggled through a period of uneven deal volume.

In a depressed economy, the rules relating to M&A integration can change. Paul J Siegenthaler outlines some of the main factors for consideration.

Considering a merger or acquisition? Make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons, since so many accountancy practices get it wrong, advises RSM Tenon’s chief executive Andy Raynor.