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Business considerations to make before and after an acquisition


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

Play What to consider after closing an acquisition | BDO Canada
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.

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