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Make Your Mark - How CFOs Can Play a Role In an Active M&A Market

A special CFO insights series

This special four-part CFO Insights series, published by Deloitte’s U.S. CFO Program and Merger & Acquisition services, discusses the key elements in each phase of a deal lifecycle that make CFOs role more vital than ever.

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M&A Value Maximization: From Due Diligence to Finance Transformation M&A value maximization: From due diligence to finance transformation
M&A creates significant enterprise value opportunities and only few achieve integration success by doing it right. CFOs play an important role to deliver the success from the deal. This article discusses CFO's role as a steward during two critical phases - due diligence for value realization and some key considerations during finance transformation.

Target Screening and Evaluation: One Size Does Not Fit All Target screening and evaluation: One size does not fit all
The processes for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have become more complex and require a disciplined approach as credit markets have tightened and proposed deals have come under greater scrutiny from management and boards. This article focuses on target screening and evaluation as two important stages at the beginning of the deal and improve the buy-side process.

Merger & Acquisition Valuation: The New Normal Merger & Acquisition valuation: The new normal
A key to successfully realizing value from M&A transactions is valuation, and CFOs and the finance function are vital to the valuation process. Since the financial crisis of 2008 there has been renewed emphasis on valuation practices that add greater clarity and insight into deal decisions. This article looks into emerging considerations for deal valuation and ways that CFOs can effectively address the enhanced expectations of their boards.

Divestitures and Carve-outs: Becoming a Prepared Seller Divestitures and carve-outs: Becoming a prepared seller
Given the uncertainty and conflicting data around the economic recovery, one of the leading trends we’re seeing among CFOs today is evaluating and rebalancing the organization’s business unit portfolio. And as CFOs review their portfolio of businesses, they should consider not only which businesses to grow, but also which businesses to shed. This article outlines some of the major challenges and surprises that a CFO may face as part of a divestiture. It also outlines some leading practices en route to becoming a prepared seller to maximize transaction and enterprise value.

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