Business Considerations to Make Before and After an Acquisition

May 10, 2018

Making an acquisition is both exciting and demanding. There are a number of things that need to be taken into account before and after the deal closes.

What You Should Consider Before an Acquisition

Before an acquisition, you should consider:

  • The impact on your financial statements and your future operations
  • A valuation of the entity
  • A complete due diligence to understand where risks on the business may be
  • Corporate and personal tax planning

What You Should Consider After an Acquisition

In the video above, Ian MacDonell and Brion Hendry discuss what businesses should consider after closing an acquisition.

Once the sale is complete, you may want to:

  • Conduct an audit of working capital mechanisms
  • Make financial statement disclosures
  • Implement a new accounting system to ensure the capture of real-time information from all subsidiaries

BDO’s Accounting Advisory service line can assist with your pre- and post-acquisition needs. Contact us to find out how we can help you focus on your business.

Contact Information

Ian MacDonell, Brion Henry

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