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February 2018

Accuracy promotes four new partners in three of its offices

After the recruitment of four new partners in 2017, Accuracy, the independent advisory firm created in 2004, has promoted another four consultants to partner level in three of its offices. This brings the total number of partners in the firm to 47 for a total headcount of 370 acr...

October 2017

Quantifying damages in M&A disputes

Published in: Corporate Disputes Magazine By Anthony Theau-Laurent and Erik van Duijvenvoorde "One of the key challenges in initially defining the damages is to evidence the breaches, which often depend on the knowledge and intention of parties involved." To read the rest of the ...

June 2017

International Arbitration Roundtable

Published in: Financier Worldwide By Anthony Theau-Laurent The international arbitration landscape has been a hive of activity in recent times. Among the ongoing trends are the growing complexity and variety of cases, the increasing use of third-party funding and the continued “l...

May 2017

Corporate Fraud & Corruption

Published in: Financier Worldwide by Giovanni Foti Despite (i) the increasing awareness of fraud and corruption amoung leaders and boards of directors, (ii) the implementation of stronger compliance models aimed at preventing fraud, bribery and corruption cases, and (iii) stricte...

October 2016

Kay Wüste – New partner of Accuracy in Germany

Frankfurt am Main, 17 October 2016 – Effective 1 October 2016, Kay Wüste has become partner at Accuracy in Frankfurt. Together with Dr. Ekaterina Lohwasser he forms the leadership team of Accuracy Deutschland GmbH. Following a strategic realignment last year, the aim is now to ac...

February 2016

Accuracy announces the promotions of six partners

Accuracy is pleased to announce the promotions of six new partners. These promotions are made in a context of Accuracy’s continued growth since its foundation eleven years ago. Today, Accuracy has offices in ten countries, 280 professionals, 36 partners and has seen its sales gro...

December 2015

Accuracy promotes four new partners in three of its offices

Accuracy is pleased to announce that five of its partners – Jean-Baptiste de Courcel, Erik van Duijvenvoorde, Roula Harfouche, Christophe Schmit and Hervé de Trogoff – have been named among the leading arbitration expert witnesses worldwide in The International Who's Who of Comme...

April 2015

Spotlight on… Business Valuation

Roula Harfouche is a Partner and Anthony Theau-Laurent is a Director in the London office of Accuracy. They specialise in business and IP valuations particularly in dispute contexts, and in the assessment of complex damages in litigation and arbitration contexts. Here, they discu...

January 2015

Early Resolution of Disputes – an Expert’s Perspective

Published in: Transnational Dispute Management by Hervé de Trogoff and Roula Harfouche Given the choice, experts would generally prefer to get involved at the earliest possible stage of a dispute. Why? Because in our experience our early involvement results in both greater perso...

January 2012

Accuracy establishes itself in India

Accuracy announced this January that it was opening an office in New Delhi to support its European clients in India and also to offer its services to Indian companies. The management of this office has been entrusted to Sumit Khosla, who joined Accuracy as a Managing Partner....

May 2011

Invest in Bavaria – Accuracy opens Munich office

Zeil: “Bavaria is a compelling location for international players” MUNICH  Accuracy, the leading corporate finance advisory group, has opened an office in Munich, its second in Germany. Martin Zeil, Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs, welcomed the move saying: “The open...

June 2010

ACQ – A forth-coming leader

Accuracy details its involvement in bespoke solutions on the M&A market An emerging leader in Europe: Accuracy tells ACQ how it combines being one of the top workplaces in France with supplying a mix of bespoke solutions to the M&A market....

February 2010

Accuracy names three new partners

Neuilly-sur-Seine, February 10, 2010 - Accuracy has recently appointed three new partners at its Paris office, which now has a total of 80 consultants. The promotion of Jean-Baptiste de Courcel, Frédéric Loeper and Henri Philippe brings the number of partners at the Paris office ...

September 2009

Accuracy announces the recruitment of one new partner

Neuilly-sur-Seine, September 2, 2009 - Accuracy has had a solid start for the autumn season as it further reinforced its teams with the recruitment of one new partner: Xavier Chevreux (ex Carlyle Group and the Legris Industries Group)....

May 2009

“M&A : An upturn is expected in 2010”

These are the findings of a study carried out last March by Accuracy and CFNews involving 300 key players in the M&A sector for groups (with 70% achieving a turnover of more than €1 billion)...

April 2009

Activity Report 2011: Interviews

At the start of 2012, the outlook for the world economy remains uncertain and highly divergent. Most emerging economies have shown an upturn and while there has been moderate recovery in North America, prospects for growth in Western Europe remain weak. Furthermore, countries in ...

May 2008

Accuracy opens in Milan

Levallois-Perret, May 14, 2008 - Accuracy has announced that it will open of its fourth European office in Milan. This office will join Accuracy’s other offices in Paris, Madrid and Amsterdam as it marks a new stage in Accuracy’s expansion throughout continental Europe. The compa...

September 2006

Accuracy boosts its assessment and valuation capabilities

Henri Philippe, age 33, a graduate of the ESC Bordeaux, MBA and PhD in Finance, has joined ACCURACY as a Senior Manager. Bruno Husson, age 52, HEC (‘76), holder of a state doctorate in Finance, and an adjunct professor of the HEC group, has joined ACCURACY as a Partner....

February 2006

Accuracy creates Accur’option®

Accuracy, a subsidiary of the Aon group specialising in the provision of corporate financial consultancy services has created Accur'option®, an innovative new valuation model for all types of circumstances encountered within unlisted companies....

January 2006

Accuracy is expanding in Europe

Just one year after being launched, Accuracy, a subsidiary of the Aon group specialising in corporate financial consultancy services, is opening a new office in Madrid....

August 2005

Business acquisition: the next day…

Company leaders do not hesitate to enlist consulting services to carry out acquisition processes. During the following integration phase, management's attention naturally focuses on the operational aspects. Yet, the mastery of financial and accounting issues is essential for lega...

August 2005

Financial valuation: do we still need WACC?

With the new IAS-IFRS accounting standards, financial valuation and the DCF (Discounted Cash Flows) method more particularly, have taken on key importance in the process of preparing consolidated accounts. This prospect is somewhat preoccupying given the lack of consensus on how ...

August 2005

The secret dream of company valuers

In recent years, business valuation has been central to many discussions that go beyond the small circle of financiers. The “fair value” of the IFRS accounting standards has led business leaders and auditors to look closely at valuation methods; given the high stakes in financial...

August 2005

Business Valuation: Down with DCF?

Among the business valuation methods, the discounted cash flow (DCF) method has gotten a bad rap. At best, it is criticised for being based on sand, i.e. based on forecast data that are uncertain in principle. At worst, it is suspected of serving the desired result by adjusting o...

August 2005

Litigant financial expert in disputes: a new profession?

by Frédéric Duponchel, Chairman and CEO of Accuracy Frédéric Duponchel, Chairman and CEO of Accuracy In high-stakes litigation, the litigants may call upon a financial expert who works with their attorneys. In addition to mastery of the economic and financial aspects of litigatio...

August 2005

Assessment of damages

Assessment of damages involves appraisal of the incurred loss (damnum emergens) and the lost profit (lucrum cessans). Behind financial and accounting calculations, which can seem simple, hide the practical difficulties of interpreting numerical concepts. These difficulties often ...

August 2005

Key points in the valuation of brands

To appraise brands, there are two approaches – intrinsic and analogical – which cover the two categories of methods implemented to appraise companies. Alongside these valuation approaches, there are also references that can provide an initial estimate. This article aims to presen...

August 2005

Assessment of damages : valuation of lost profits

Accuracy is a corporate finance consulting firm specialising in litigation support. Assessment of damages involves appraisal of the incurred loss (damnum emergens) and the lost profit (lucrum cessans). Behind financial and accounting calculations, which can seem simple, hide the ...

August 2005

Financial due diligence in acquisition: back to basics

Very sluggish since 2008, the acquisition market could flash a hint of a recovery in fall 2009. Difficulty in levying debt, uncertainties about the cash flow forecasts, apprehension of stakeholders...the situation has not been conducive to the acquisitions/sales since late summer...

August 2005

Critical overview of brand valuation methods

The advent of IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) has jostled the practices of businesses, auditors, and financial analysts. Among the many questions raised by the application of these standards, one in particular concerns valuers....

August 2005

The valuation of management packages

Key elements of investment capital issues, management packages are complex to appraise. Their value depends on the criteria specific to LBOs, but also the personal situation of the manager....

August 2005

Three questions for…

Accuracy, Corporate Recovery Services: Rodolphe Pacciarella and Stéphane Perrotto, associates, talk about Accuracy’s role in the Heuliez case...

August 2005

The point of view of…

Accuracy is regularly appointed as a financial and economic expert in litigation. Explain your mission. Frédéric Duponchel and Christophe Schmit: In most of our cases, we are appointed as a litigant expert. We are called upon by corporate attorneys or directly by companies. We al...

August 2005

Preparing for a sale: what’s new?

Amid great caution in M&A, transaction support professionals should move towards detailed, targeted, critical analyses. Deviations from certain VDD standards, observed between 2001 and 2007, must leave room for alternative analysis tools....

August 2005

Do IFRS standards signal the end of the ROCE?

Financial analysts are - or should be - amongst the most assiduous readers of the consolidated accounts published by listed companies, quite simply because this reading is one of the key components of their profession. By neglecting to do so at the height of the stock-market fren...