Merger & Acquisition services

Our cross-functional teams provide high quality, comprehensive and strategically focused Tax, Accounting and Advisory services throughout the merger and/or acquisition process. Our specific accounting services are provided at each stage of the M&A lifecycle and include due diligence, transaction execution, integration and divestitures.

Due diligence
Our due diligence services includes:

  • Review of prior period audit work papers and reports issued
  • Review of accounting policies adopted, considering IFRS, Irish GAAP, US GAAP as applicable
  • Risk based review of IT system controls to support data integrity
  • Data analysis / interrogation using ACL
  • Actuarial review of claims/provisions
  • Revenue assurance services
  • Attendance at closing date stocktakes

Transaction execution
Our transaction execution services include:

  • Benchmarking accounting policies against those of acquirer
  • Providing technical accounting support on fair value allocations
  • Auditing the competition accounts
  • Assisting in supporting adjustments to purchase consideration
  • Assisting with accounting and accounting disclosures on acquisition

Our integration services include assistance and advice on:

  • Aligning accounting policies
  • Preparation of fair value balance sheet
  • Data interrogation/analysis
  • Assurance reviews for banking or other statutory reorganisations
  • Dealing and responding to regulators

Our divestitures services include:

  •  Audit of accounts to date of disposal
  • Assisting on draft agreement(s) on sales price adjustments
  • Support and/or defence of final price adjustment

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Audit team with any queries you might have.