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Elements: Transactions

The CFO Agenda


It’s easy to lose your bearings in the middle of negotiations. But that’s exactly when a command of the facts can make all the difference. For business leaders in need of a cool hand when the heat is on during a transaction, the CFO’s office should be their first stop.

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Deal or no deal: Can busted M&A deals be avoided?
By identifying targets with low quality financial reporting early, CFOs can factor in the potential added costs and decide if the deal is one they should continue to pursue.

CFO article archive: M&A
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.

Growth through M&A
Promise and reality.

Pulling ahead vs. catching up
Trade-offs and the quest for exceptional profitability.

Merger & acquisition valuation: The new normal
Emerging considerations for deal valuation and ways CFOs can address the enhanced expectations of their boards.

Target screening and evaluation: One size does not fit all
Significant concentration of risk can lead CFOs to overvalue a target or underestimate the overall risk of the transaction.

M&Ade for CFOs
Essential elements for CFOs when doing deals.

Divestitures and carve-outs: Becoming a prepared seller
As CFOs review their business unit portfolio, they should consider not only which businesses to grow, but also which non-core assets to shed.

Legal entity simplification: Cleaning house for a turning economy
As M&A engines are firing up, one area for CFOs to take a closer look at is legal entity simplification as it can be a critical precursor to generating and potentially sustaining significant cost savings and operational efficiencies.

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