Category Archives: Acquisitions

Growth Strategies: Is an M&A in Your Company’s Future?

This week’s article is by Arthur F. Rothberg, Managing Director, CFO Edge, LLC. While “M&A” and “mergers and acquisitions” bring to mind multibillion-dollar M&A deals, about two-thirds of disclosed M&A deals in 2016 were under $100 million and about one-fourth … Continue reading

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Why You Must Perform Due Diligence Before an Acquisition

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by Michael K. Menerey, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. While there are many benefits of acquiring another company, their realization is dependent on performing thorough due diligence before an acquisition. Initial enthusiasm can … Continue reading

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The Complexity & Importance of Accounting for Divestitures

This week’s post and linked full article are by Mark S. Becker, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. The complexity and importance of accounting for divestitures cannot be overstated given the many challenges involved along with the focus of the SEC. Corporate divestitures … Continue reading

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Four Strategies for Sustained Business Growth

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by John W. Braine, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. Whether growing through acquisition in what may be a rapid or exponential manner – or through an organic approach that is steady and correctly … Continue reading

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Accounting for Goodwill in a Merger or Acquisition

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by Mark S. Becker, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. With the improving economy resulting in more mergers and acquisitions, it behooves Los Angeles and Southern California executives to have a clear understanding of … Continue reading

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Factors to Consider Before Buying the Business Where You Work

This week’s post and full linked article are by Sherry Rahbar, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. While it could be a tremendous opportunity if you can buy the business where you are an employee, there are a number of important factors … Continue reading

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The Five Key Steps to Buying a Business

Buying a business and organic growth are the two main options when Los Angeles and Southern California executives consider ways to expand their businesses. While organic growth is usually slow and steady, acquiring a business may enable a company to … Continue reading

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Acquisition Strategies: Integrating the Finance & Accounting Operations

Upon completing a merger or acquisition, capitalizing on financial and accounting department synergies becomes both a goal and a benefit. It has been noted that the total cost of the finance function can be reduced by up to 40 percent … Continue reading

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Should You Consider Growth Through Acquisition?

There are two primary ways that CEOs and CFOs can grow their businesses. One is by increasing sales, a strategy that is often referred to as internal or “organic” growth. The other is by buying or acquiring another business. One … Continue reading

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