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September 2018

Stuart Appelbe and Anthony Theau-Laurent inte...

Two Accuracy partners, Stuart Appelbe and Anthony Theau-Laurent, have been interviewed in the Corporate Disputes magazine, July - September 2018 issue, on the following topics: "Disputes in the construction sector" and "Disputes arising from M&A transactions". Read the ...

September 2018

Accuracy announces the opening of a new offic...

After Singapore in 2016 and Dubai in 2017, Accuracy continues its international growth by opening an office in Casablanca*. This office will be run by Taoufik Lachheb, partner (43 years old, graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, at Accuracy since 2013, a specialist in la...

February 2018

Accuracy promotes four new partners in three ...

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 ...

December 2017

Accuracy opens its 14th international office ...

Accuracy announces the opening of an office in Dubai. Led by Zane Hedge, 47 years old, a specialist in construction and infrastructure projects, this office already has five consultants and forecasts a rapid expansion...

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 re...

September 2017

Accuracy announces the appointment of Reinie...

Reinier Huisman (39) has joined the international financial consultancy firm Accuracy from his previous position as a member of the Global Strategy/M&A team at eBay Inc, effective 1st September. Huisman has many years of experience in strategy consultancy and will be re...

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 co...

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 (ii...

March 2017

Accuracy expects sharp increase in Dutch clas...

Accuracy has added former KPMG partner Jan Gijsbert Bakker as an external consultant to its litigation support team in anticipation of a sharp increase in the practice’s activities in the Netherlands. The firm expects increased demand for its services following the esta...

October 2016

Kay Wüste – New partner of Accuracy in...

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...

June 2016

Accuracy recognised by the Great Place to Wor...

Just three months ago Accuracy, for the second year running, was ranked number one in the category "Best Workplaces in France: fewer than 500 employees" by the Great Place to Work Institute. Today, Accuracy is again in the spotlight after being awarded 13th place in the...

April 2016

The Global Legal Post: Report identifies the ...

Heiko Ziehms, Erik van Duijvenvoorde and Edmond Richards of financial advisory firm Accuracy introduce the findings of a report examining the major causes of post-M&A disputes. Few corporate activities waste as much management time, and cost as much money, as post-M&A d...

March 2016

Accuracy awarded No.1 spot in the Great Place...

The “high standards and consideration” model – the managerial concept at the heart of Accuracy’s success – has once again been recognised in the Great Place to Work® rankings, which again places the firm in first position of "companies (less than 500 employees) where it...

February 2016

Accuracy announces the promotions of six part...

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...

December 2015

Accuracy promotes four new partners in three ...

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 Wh...

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, ...

March 2015

Accuracy awarded No.1 spot in Palmarès Great...

Accuracy has been awarded first place in the 2015 edition of the Great Place to Work® rankings of "companies (less than 500 employees) where it is good to work in France". Patrick Dumoulin, Director of the Great Place to Work® Institute France, presented the award last ...

January 2015

Early Resolution of Disputes – an Exper...

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 gre...

November 2014

Hervé de Trogoff named as one of the leading...

Accuracy has the pleasure to announce that Hervé de Trogoff has been named as one of the leading arbitration expert witnesses worldwide in The International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration 2015, in which only 120 international experts were selected....

July 2013

Les Echos – Financial advisory firms, t...

Accuracy’s revenue up by 25% With Accuracy, for example, large cases have been successfully carried out: Saur, Club Med, Fnac, real estate clientele... As a result, the first semester for the independent financial consulting firm, consisting of 220 consultants (of which...

September 2012

Improving the performance and certainty of ou...

Despite the current economic uncertainties, whether in mature economies or in emerging markets, countries and businesses are looking for creative solutions to achieve their long term views and fulfill their needs. Government and business leaders have to find ways to be ...

September 2012

Trends in the management and support of major...

In today's environment more than ever, governments and businesses must respond to ever increasing pressure and scrutiny from stakeholders to provide tangible evidence that they are rapidly and effectively delivering on their plans and strategies while managing risks eff...

April 2012

Accuracy expands its offering with the creati...

In a context of multiple crises (economic crisis, liquidity crisis, crisis of confidence) and strengthening of banking regulations (Basel III, Vickers report, Volcker Rule), financial institutions are forced to seriously reconsider their model and management. As such, A...

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 Pa...

June 2011

Accuracy strengthens its European and cross-A...

  Accuracy has reinforced its European presence by opening two new offices in Munich and Rome. At the same time, Accuracy has also set up its first office in North America: Accuracy Canada Inc., which is based in Montreal and Quebec.  ...

May 2011

Invest in Bavaria – Accuracy opens Muni...

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:...

January 2011

Accuracy is pleased to announce the recruitme...

Erik van Duijvenvoorde has over 20 years’ experience in financial advisory services and will strengthen Accuracy’s European partnership thanks to his considerable knowledge of private equity and his British culture. He will share his time between Accuracy’s offices in P...

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....

June 2010

Fi Monthly – French corporate advisory ...

CAP 3000 Acquisition - Accuracy right on deals French corporate advisory firm Accuracy advised the Altarea-ABP-Predica consortium in their recent acquisition of the CAP 3000 shopping centre from Galeries Lafayette at a transaction price of €450 million reflecting a yiel...

March 2010

The Great Place to Work® award for the best ...

Neuilly-sur-Seine, March 15, 2010 - For the second year running, Accuracy has earned its place on the list of "Best Workplaces" in France organised by the Great Place to Work® institute. This year once again, Accuracy is a Gold Prize-winner, taking third place in the ov...

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 Par...

September 2009

Accuracy announces the recruitment of one new...

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 20...

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, cou...

March 2009

Great Place to Work® Award – Accuracy ...

Neuilly-sur-Seine, March 26, 2009 - For the first time since its foundation, Accuracy has competed for a place on the list of "the best workplaces" in France organised by the Great Place to Work® Institute. The company earned a place among the Gold Prize-winners, and to...

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....

June 2007

Accuracy opens its new office in Amsterdam an...

Levallois-Perret, June 5, 2007- Following the Paris and Madrid offices, Accuracy has announced the opening of its third European office in Amsterdam. The positioning policy and independence of this young financial consulting firm is attracting increasing numbers of comp...

September 2006

Accuracy boosts its assessment and valuation ...

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 essentia...

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 consens...

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...

August 2005

The contribution of economic and sector analy...

The strength and relevance of economic arguments are becoming increasingly important in valuations of damages, whether it involves a case as diverse as an intellectual property dispute, a failure to disclose by the seller, a violation of competition rules, or a wrongful...

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 a...

August 2005

Litigant financial expert in disputes: a new ...

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...

August 2005

Pension liabilities : what is their effect on...

During an acquisition, the analysis of pension liabilities and costs can turn out to be crucial from a financial point of view. The methods for handling these aspects highlight the economic issues related to these financial components....

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 difficult...

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...

August 2005

Assessment of damages : some practical diffic...

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,...

August 2005

Assessment of damages : valuation of lost pro...

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,...

August 2005

Litigation and transactions : from accounting...

Do the accounting losses reported by the buyer of a company after the acquisition, representing a deterioration of the net assets, necessarily cause damages? How are they assessed? We will provide a number of lines of thought (Part 1) and an analytical framework (Part 2...

August 2005

What is the purpose of a business valuation i...

Appraising a financially troubled business in an LBO is a virtuous exercise that provides lessons. On the one hand, it provides an understanding of where the volatility of the value of the shares comes from. On the other hand, it demonstrates that holding the share of s...

August 2005

“Independent Business Review”: key step i...

Shareholders, mezzanine investors, senior bankers, management, and all of the parties involved in the financial restructuring of a business need objective information to fuel their thinking. An independent financial and economic analysis gives them a common basis for ne...

August 2005

Financial due diligence in acquisition: back ...

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 l...

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 compan...

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-m...