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February 9, 2015

Deal or No Deal? How to Make the Distressed M&A Marketplace Work for You.

Many factors fueled last year’s robust M&A market, including low interest rates, record stock prices and liquidity to spare. It flooded the market with such a wave of enthusiastic strategic and financial buyers that a few months into the new year, demand has essentially outstripped supply. Despite this environment, it can still be a profitable […]

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December 17, 2014

Another Big Year for M&A

We recently shared on this blog how corporate bankruptcy filings continue to trend down, with filings expected to come in at multi-year lows in 2014. But there is a flip-side to every story: as bankruptcy continues to soften, M&A continues to heat up. Mergers & Acquisitions recently reported that, despite a dip in deals in […]

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May 22, 2014

Distinguishing Quality of Earnings From the World According to GAAP

Whatever the reason for its commission, Quality of Earnings must be distinguished from GAAP accounting. A common misconception is that an audit can be performed in lieu of a Quality of Earnings analysis or vice versa. Though an audit can be helpful in determining the reasonable values of balance sheet accounts, it is fairly mutually […]

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