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Transactions: Finance Transformation Solution Set

Increase value in the deal


A transaction—merger, acquisition, divestiture, IPO, asset sale, going private—can be a game-changing event. And Finance leaders are under the gun to meet functional synergy goals while continuing to satisfy the company’s information, tax, risk, and reporting objectives. No small feat. Deloitte’s1 Transactions Solution Set helps CFOs address stakeholders’ expectations by bringing together a diverse team of specialists with deep experience in helping Finance organizations provide value from the deal.

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Featured insights

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.

Strategies for going public: The changing landscape for IPOs
The market for Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) has never been more complex or challenging than it is today. This publication takes away some of the mystery and uncertainty around the process. It serves as a useful guide as you begin your IPO journey.

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

How leaders choose to communicate during a merger can impact realizing deal value
How leadership chooses to manage and communicate the people component of M&A change can impact realizing the value of the deal. Employees, after all, have a role in implementing the changes that may be required to realize the merger vision. Learn principles that can help guide merger communication strategies and ways to facilitate leadership visibility in driving merger integration goals.

Timing M&A integration: Should it be fast or slow?
Integrating formerly separate entities is the heart of any M&A undertaking, but at what pace should integration occur? Some may argue that it be taken slowly, while others could favor a faster pace. And which approach might be more appropriate when it comes to managing customers through the integration maze? Learn the points and counterpoints for the two sides of the debate.

Firming Oil prices, Distressed opportunities in natural gas assets may boost dealmaking
Uncertainty over the world economic outlook and a pullback in energy prices may have slowed M&A activity in the oil and gas sector in the first half of 2012, but a report from the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions points to reasons for cautious optimism for increased dealmaking in North America in the months ahead.

Five strategies to help address the challenges of a hostile takeover
Overcoming the challenges of acquiring and integrating an organization after a bitter proxy fight and hostile takeover can be a test of a company’s leadership abilities. It also will likely test the skills of management and integration teams. Five people management strategies can help executives increase the probability of retaining top talent, delivering growth and capturing synergies in a hostile takeover scenario.

1As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte & Touche LLP, which provides audit and enterprise risk services; Deloitte Consulting LLP, which provides strategy, operations, technology, systems, outsourcing and human capital consulting services; Deloitte Tax LLP, which provides tax services; and Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, which provides financial advisory services. These entities are separate subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

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