Deloitte Growth Enterprise Services: CFO Article Archive
Deloitte writes and compiles a regular stream of CFO-centric content and timely features, including research, topical digests, perspectives, and insights and technical analyses, in a special section of CFO Journal, an online publication from The Wall Street Journal.
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Several leading practices can help mid-market company owners planning to sell their businesses achieve their goals for deal value and prepare for a host of issues during the transaction.
Learn about M&A strategies available to mid-market companies and a framework to benchmark options against objectives and current business conditions.
A confluence of market trends in the remainder of 2012 and tax laws expiring at year-end may offer selling opportunities for mid-market and private companies, and possibly recapitalization opportunities.
Deloitte’s Heads Up discusses the FASB’s discussion paper on a proposed framework for determining whether modifications or exceptions to existing and proposed U.S. GAAP are warranted for private companies.
When reviewing a deal target, mid-market leaders should consider strategic fit, cause of depressed earnings, probability of improved financial performance and attainability of potential synergies in addition to the typical due diligence.
Mid-market companies are investing in new technologies to improve productivity, revenue growth and operating margins, according to Deloitte's latest Mid-market Perspectives report.
Although mid-market executives expect more modest growth and hiring than a year ago, they are planning to grow their companies through innovation and technology.
Mid-market executives’ optimism for U.S. economic growth declined sharply in 3Q 2011, but not enough to halt investment plans, according to a Deloitte-commissioned survey of nearly 700 senior decision-makers of private and public companies.
Recognizing the benefits that foreign direct investment brings, the governments of some emerging countries are taking steps to create a more welcoming environment for investors, and many mid-market business leaders now see an open window of opportunity.
From growth expectations for their own companies, to uncertainty over the economic turmoil, productivity and hiring plans, business leaders at private middle-market companies projected outlooks that set them apart from their public company counterparts.
Despite concerns over bleak macroeconomic conditions and financial markets’ instability, a majority of middle-market business leaders expect productivity to help drive improvement across a range of metrics.
Deloitte's “Heads Up” discusses a proposal to create a council that would work toward improving the accounting standard-setting process for private companies.
Middle-market senior executives believe M&A to be a common feature of their expansion and growth strategies, while going public will not, according to “Mid-market Perspectives 2011."
A majority of executives at middle-market companies plan to expand hiring this year, according to a Deloitte-commissioned survey of more than 500 senior decision makers of private and public companies.
Senior executives at middle-market companies expect to pursue financing in the coming year, despite difficulties some face in accessing capital and financing in the post-financial crisis environment, and a majority will use it to fuel business expansion, according to a Deloitte-commissioned survey.
An overwhelming majority of middle-market executives expect economic growth this year, while at the same time many express concerns about job growth and government debt.
A Deloitte Insights podcast discusses U.S. mid-market executives’ views on the economy, growth, global expansion and challenges.
Transactions can present private midsize companies with little or no M&A experience significant challenges. Four early-stage decision points, however, can help guide a deal to success.
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