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M&A transactions– one step after another with no slips (part 1)

22 March 2018
Katarzyna BUDA
Mergers and acquisitions have been the basis of corporate development for the past one hundred years. An increase in trust and an improvement of the company situation, as well as access to sources of stable funding have contributed to a significant expansion of the global perspective within the area of M&A. An economic crisis is also conducive to the processes of company consolidation.

Mergers and takeovers - a solution to many problems

20 February 2018
Katarzyna BUDA
Enterprises functioning on today's market mainly develop in an organic manner, increasing their revenues, profits as well as market position through their internal actions, such as acquiring new clients, introducing new products and services, searching for new markets and distribution channels. Organic growth requires the effective and efficient taking of decisions and strategy planning on the part of the management. That's why inorganic growth is an uniquely interesting alternative.

How to lay the groundworks for the sale of a family-run business?

18 October 2017
Bartosz MIŁASZEWSKI
The sale of a family business is always a far more difficult a process than its divestiture by means of a fund or a large corporation. Selling a family business means a great change for both the entrepreneur - the business owner, and the staff. It also exerts an inevitable impact on the relationships with customers and suppliers. However, such a change primarily affects the owner and staff.

Business succession - worth giving it some thought well in advance!

20 July 2017
Marcin KAWKA
We were recently asked for assistance in carrying out a “mission impossible” project. On his deathbed, the owner of a single-member business asked himself what will happen to his business after his passing. His daughter, who has been involved in running the company, wanted the family business to continue. Unfortunately, single-member companies cease to exist upon the death of a proprietor as succession proceedings may take months or even years, by which time the entities have long since disappeared from the market.

Due diligence – in Poland and abroad

25 May 2017
Łucja PADRAK
In March, RSM Poland participated in the European conference on due diligence. The meeting with transaction advisors from across Europe allowed for the exchange of experience and views concerning methods of conducting due diligence, which are different in Poland compared to Western countries.

Standardisation of EBITDA, or operating profit in the calculation of a company's goodwill

15 March 2017
Bartosz MIŁASZEWSKI
An interesting matter is that it is often easier to buy or sell a big company employing thousands of workers with income counted in billions rather than a company that has several or several dozen employees and generates revenue of (just) several or several dozen million. And paradoxically, it is not about the price that needs to be paid for such an enterprise.

Organisation of the due diligence process – part 4

13 February 2017
Krzysztof WOŹNIAK
Basically, the place where documents are made available by the seller to the auditor for inspection is the so-called data room. There are two ways to share information in order to carry out due diligence...

Transaction adviser as the Guardian Angel of each investor

30 January 2017
Monika SKÓRKA
It is not my purpose to enumerate the financial benefits of the due diligence process during negotiations, because this was discussed in the article "Due diligence − a service worth millions", but I want to point out the risk that is associated with too much confidence in yourself and your infallibility.

Organisation of the due diligence process – part 3

27 January 2017
Krzysztof WOŹNIAK
It is widely accepted that the first stage of the due diligence process is the signing by the parties of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

Organisation of the due diligence process – part 2

16 November 2016
Krzysztof WOŹNIAK
In connection with the said diverse economic realities where due diligence may take place, as well as due to the uneven demand of stakeholders, the analysis may involve different aspects of activity of a potential investment.

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