How revised M&A accounting standards are impacting deals

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08/10/2012 by Transaction services
How revised M&A accounting standards are impacting deals

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Accounting for mergers and acquisitions has always been complex—and since a new standard changed the way companies account for and report deals, that endeavor has become even more involved. PwC comments.

Changes to M&A accounting standards enacted several years ago (ASC 805, formerly SFAS 141R) have caused uncertainty for companies in knowing how transactions will impact their financial statements. How have companies changed the way that they approach and plan for deals as a result of the revised accounting rules?