GET A GRIP ON CASH!

Cash is the lifeblood of any organization. For businesses growing rapidly or on the brink of, financial distress, getting a firm grip on cash inflows and outflows, its the only thing!  In this paper, we explore the primary ways organization leadership can keep operations afloat is to get a firm grip on liquidity.


CYBER SECURITY

When you look through traditional M&A due diligence checklists, the normal items you’d expect to see are financial, operational, sales and marketing, real-estate, information technology, and buried in the IT checklist, a few lines if any on cyber-security.  It is becoming apparent through research that the significant up-tick in cyber-attacks notwithstanding, many companies provide only basic due diligence and follow up in the merger, acquisition or divestiture event. In many cases, cyber-security and the resources to support a secure transition in an M&A event is conspicuously absent.


SUCCESSFUL M&A INTEGRATION IN FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

The Finance & Accounting (F&A) function is critical at the onset to an effective merger to deliver business insight, help ensure compliance and controls, and create operational efficiencies for capturing deal value across the organization. Common finance integration activities include Integrating business operations and systems, maintaining harmonized controls, providing accurate, insightful and consistent financial reporting, ensuring compliance, and establishing interim legal structures and business processes. In conducting these activities, newly combined companies obtain the flexibility they may need to grow and thrive.