Content on this page pertains to the financial reporting aspects of a merger or acquisition. Please visit PwC’s Acquisitions page for other key elements to consider.
Mergers & acquisitions can present significant accounting and financial reporting requirements to a company throughout the entire transaction lifecycle. These requirements are driven by: (1) a buyer's internal financial needs, (2) technical accounting and reporting requirements, and (3) SEC regulations. Understanding these requirements up front allows a company to appropriately prepare and thereby execute a successful transaction.
As transactions become more and more global, the associated complexities and challenges increase significantly. Identifying and understanding these considerations is critical, enabling companies to ensure that the right structures are put into place and that the financial, legal and regulatory requirements are satisfied in an efficient and effective manner.
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