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03/07/2018

Accuracy advises Kersia

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for Kersia (formerly Hypred) in the context of the Kilco...

03/07/2018

Accuracy advises Azulis

Accuracy performed vendor due diligence for Azulis in the context of the sale of Holweg Weber to Motion Equity...

09/05/2018

Accuracy advises Astorg

Accuracy performed the vendor due diligence for Astorg in the context of the sale of Metrologic to...

12/02/2018

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...

06/02/2018

Accuracy advises Conforama

Accuracy assisted Conforama in the context of its agreement with Tikehau Capital for the implementation of its financing...

30/01/2018

Accuracy advises Unibail-Rodamco

Accuracy performed the vendor due diligence for Unibail-Rodamco on a portfolio of two outlet centres (Channel Outlet Store and Usine Roubaix) in the context of their sale to Primonial...

04/01/2018

Accuracy advises Faurecia S.A.

Accuracy advised Faurecia SA, a global leader in automotive equipment, in the context of the acquisition of Hug Engineering AG, a key player in the area of diesel particulate filters and catalytic exhaust gas purification The target was acquired from ElringKlinger,...

11/10/2017

Quantifying damages in M&A disputes

Published in: Corporate Disputes MagazineBy 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...

22/09/2017

Accuracy advises Edify

Accuracy advised EDIFY in the context of the acquisition of the entire share capital of Thermo Technologies, the controlling holding company of...

07/09/2017

Accuracy advises Schneider Electric

Accuracy assisted the Schneider Electric Group in the context of the merge of its industrial software activities with AVEVA, notably including financial due diligence work, historical financial reporting and assistance in the discussions Accuracy mobilised its...

03/07/2017

Accuracy advises Baccarat

Accuracy performed the vendor due diligence for Baccarat in the context of the sale of the Starwood Capital and L-Catterton shares to the Chinese fund Fortune Fountain...

01/06/2017

International Arbitration Roundtable

Published in: Financier WorldwideBy Anthony Theau-LaurentThe international arbitration landscape has been a hive of activity in recent timesAmong the ongoing trends are the growing complexity and variety of cases, the increasing use of third-party funding...

24/05/2017

Corporate Fraud & Corruption

Published in: Financier Worldwideby Giovanni FotiDespite (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,...

28/04/2017

Accuracy advises Thales

Accuracy perfomed the financial due diligence and assisted in the discussions for Thales in the context of the acquisition of the American firm, Guavus, a pioneer in big data...

14/04/2017

Accuracy advises Ardian and Hypred

Accuracy advised Hypred, a portfolio company of Ardian, in the context of the combination with Anti-Germ, a German provider of disinfection and hygiene solutions to the food and agricultural...

14/04/2017

Accuracy advises Docapost

Accuracy performed the financial due diligence for Docapost, a subsidiary of the La Poste group, in the context of its acquisition of a majority stake in Ametix, alongside the...

21/03/2017

Accuracy advises LVMH

Accuracy performed the financial due diligence for LVMH in the context of its acquisition of the luxury perfume house Francis...

08/11/2016

Accuracy advises HIG Capital

Accuracy performed the financial due diligence for HIG Capital in the context of the acquisition of 49% stake of the Dutch company Ecore, one of the worldwide leaders in recycling, through its French subsidiary, Guy Dauphin...

17/10/2016

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 GmbHFollowing a strategic realignment last year, the...

12/10/2016

Accuracy advises Lafayette

Accuracy performed vendor due diligence for the Lafayette pharmacy network in the context of the entry into capital of new...

26/09/2016

Accuracy advises Bel

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for BEL in the context of the acquisition of Materne-Mont Blanc...

02/08/2016

Accuracy advises LISI

Accuracy performed the financial due diligence for LISI in the context of the acquisition of RTI Remmele...

02/08/2016

Accuracy advises Arkema

Accuracy performed the financial due diligence for Arkema in the context of its acquisition of Den...

21/07/2016

Accuracy advises Veolia

Accuracy perfomed the financial due diligence for Veolia in the context of the sale of Bartin Recycling Group to...

19/07/2016

Accuracy advises SVP

Accuracy performed the financial vendor due diligence of SVP, company focused on offering customized solutions for small, medium and large enterprises, in the context of its acquisition by MML Capital...

29/06/2016

Accuracy advises Legris Industries

Accuracy performed the financial due diligence for the family group Legris Industries, in the context of the acquisition of Schiederwerk, the German company specialised in the development of power...

06/06/2016

Accuracy advises Docapost

Accuracy performed the financial due diligence for Docapost, the Digital Branch subsidiary of La Poste, in the context of the acquisition of Applicam, electronic payment solutions provider for businesses and...

26/05/2016

Accuracy advises Marle

Accuracy performed the vendor due diligence for Marle in the context of its sale to IK Investment...

15/03/2016

Accuracy advises KKR

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for KKR in the context of the acquisition of OPPCI Organa (Ojirel...

11/02/2016

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...

01/02/2016

Accuracy advises Orange on EE’s £12.5bn sale

Accuracy confirmed its advisory role in the £125bn sale of EE, the UK’s largest mobile telecommunications provider, to BT, the UK’s largest provider of landlines and home internet, which Closed on 29 January to create the UK’s leading communications company...

14/01/2016

Accuracy advises LVMH

Accuracy advised LVMH in the context of the acquisition of the hotel "Résidence de la Pinède" in Saint...

01/12/2015

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...

18/06/2015

Accuracy advises Expert System

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for the Italian group, Expert System, in the context of its acquisition of the Temis...

18/06/2015

Accuracy advises Eurofins

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for the Eurofins group, in the context of its acquisition of the Bio-access...

21/04/2015

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,...

27/03/2015

Accuracy advises Edenred

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for Edenred in connection with its majority stake in the capital of...

18/02/2015

Accuracy advises Orange

Accuracy confirmed its advisory role in the £125bn sale of EE, the UK’s largest mobile telecommunications provider, to BT, the UK’s largest provider of landlines and home internet, which is set to create the UK’s leading communications company Accuracy advised...

31/01/2015

Accuracy advises Boursorama

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for Boursorama, a subsidiary of Société Générale, in the context of the acquisition the fintech, Fiduceo, specialist in personal finance management...

12/01/2015

Early Resolution of Disputes – an Expert’s Perspective

Published in: Transnational Dispute Managementby Hervé de Trogoff and Roula HarfoucheGiven 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...

23/12/2014

Early Resolution of Disputes – an Expert’s Perspective

The following article, 'Early Resolution of Disputes - an Expert's Perspective', written by Accuracy partners, Hervé de Trogoff and Roula Harfouche, has been published in Transnational Dispute Management IntroductionGiven the choice, experts would...

24/07/2014

Accuracy advises Qualium

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for Qualium in the context of the sale of DGF to 21 Central...

05/06/2014

Accuracy advises the Carlyle Group

Accuracy assisted the Carlyle Group in the context of its entry into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of a majority stake in the outdoor hotel group listed on Alternext Homair alongside Montefiore...

16/05/2014

Accuracy advises Salvepar

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for Salvepar in the context of its investment in the S2A group, a multiregional French leader in home...

10/01/2014

Accuracy advises Gilde Healthcare Services

Gilde Healthcare Services acquires majority share in Viroclinics Biosciences from Erasmus MC Viroclinics Biosciences is a diagnostic and clinical trial operation service company providing diagnostic and preclinical studies along with drug development for prevention...

29/12/2013

Accuracy advises Klépierre

Accuracy assisted Klépierre in its project to sell a portfolio of 127 shopping centers adjacent to Carrefour supermarkets, to a consortium run by Carrefour for an amount of €201...

16/10/2013

Accuracy advises EDF

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for EDF in the context of the acquisition of...

18/09/2013

Accuracy advises Fives

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for the group Fives in the context of the acquisition of the Italian company OTO Mills, a subsidiary of...

03/09/2013

Accuracy advises Casino

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for the casino group in the context of its acquisition of 38 stores in the South-East of France belonging to the Norma...

12/07/2013

Accuracy advises Gaumont

Accuracy performed financial due diligence and valuation on behalf of Gaumont in the context of the acquisition of Fideline Films owned by Pierre Richard Fideline Films holds a catalogue of fifteen films, including the French films "Les Compères", "Les Fugitifs", and...

05/07/2013

Accuracy advises Marechal Electric

Accuracy performed financial due diligence in connection with the takeover of Technor Italsmea in Italy, Technor Middle East in Dubai and Technor Asia Pacific in Singapore from the Norwegian fund,...

04/07/2013

Accuracy advises EDF

Accuracy assisted EDF in the valuation of its cost to complete the EPR construction site in...

01/07/2013

Accuracy advises Qualium

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for Qualium in the context of its increased stock holdings in the MERIGUET...

01/06/2013

Accuracy advises FNAC

Accuracy assisted the FNAC Group in the preparation of its business plan as part of the stock exchange listing in June...

25/03/2013

Accuracy advises KERING (PPR)

Accuracy performed financial due diligence on behalf of KERING (PPR) in connection with the acquisition of France Croco, a Norman tannery specialising in the treatment of crocodile...

14/03/2013

Accuracy advises Edrip

Accuracy conducted buy side due diligence on behalf of Edrip for the acquisition of Reed Business Information...

31/01/2013

Accuracy advises Oaktree Capital

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for Oaktree Capital in the context of the acquisition of Milpro and EVAC (Zodiac Marine & Pools...

24/01/2013

Accuracy advises SAFRAN

Accuracy performed financial due diligence on behalf of SAFRAN in the context of the contribution of its branch activities to...

23/01/2013

Accuracy advises DCNS

Accuracy performed financial due diligence on behalf of the naval defense group, DCNS, in the context of its majority sthare in the Irish company, OpenHydro, specialising in...

16/01/2013

Accuracy advises PPR

Accuracy performed financial due diligence on behalf of PPR in the context if its 51% share capital in Christopher...

16/01/2013

Accuracy advises Heuliez

Accuracy advised Heuliez in the sale of its aerospace operations to Eurocopter, a subsidiary of the EADS...

06/12/2012

Accuracy advises PPR

Accuracy performed financial due diligence to assist PPR in the context of a disposal of FNAC Italy to the investment fund, Orlando...

31/10/2012

Accuracy advises Alstom

Accuracy carried out financial analysis for Alstom in the context of its increased stock holding in BrightSource...

04/09/2012

Accuracy advises EDF

Accuracy carried out financial analysis on behalf of EDF in its increase of Edison stock...

03/09/2012

Accuracy advises Lumata

Accuracy performed financial due diligence on behalf of Lumata, a share of Francisco Partners, in the acquisition of...

25/06/2012

Accuracy advises SVP

Accuracy carried out the financial due diligence on behalf of SVP for its acquisition of Fym...

09/04/2012

Accuracy advises Thales

Accuracy assisted the Thales Group in the sale of its Critical Information Systems division in Spain and Argentina to Aurelius...

26/03/2012

Accuracy advises Uffi REAM

Accuracy carried out vendor due diligence on behalf of the shareholders of Uffi REAM in relation to its sale to Fiducial Real...

05/03/2012

Accuracy advises Mercialys

Accuracy was commissioned at the request of the Board of Mercialys to provide a solvency opinion following the payment of a special dividend...

02/02/2012

Accuracy advises Al Babtain

Accuracy advised Al Babtain on its takeover of the insolvent company Petitjean (financial analysis and assistance to the preparation of the financial aspects of the takeover offer submitted to the...

10/01/2012

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...

31/05/2011

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...

18/05/2011

Accuracy now present in Canada

Accuracy opens its first offices outside EuropeAccuracy is continuing to grow and is now present in North America, Canada with the opening of two offices in Quebec and MontrealGuylaine Leclerc, the Managing Partner, will be in charge of Accuracy’s development...

01/02/2011

Accuracy Netherlands supports the Amsterdam Foodbank

The Amsterdam Foodbank is a non-profit organisation, which is committed to distributing food to needy households The Foodbank serves as the link between the excess food within the "for-profit" food industry (retailers, manufacturers, growers, etc) and the "non-profit"...

19/01/2011

Accuracy advises EDF

Accuracy carried out a critical review for EDF in support of its successful renegotiation of its agreements with Constellation in the...

25/11/2010

Accuracy advises Schneider Electric

Accuracy advised Schneider Electric for its acquisition of Uniflair, a company specialising in the distribution of precision air conditioning and cooling...

05/11/2010

Official opening of our new office at WTC Schiphol

On 1 October 2010, Accuracy Netherlands moved to its new office at the World Trade Centre Schiphol (WTC Schiphol) The official opening was held on the 25 November 2010, at our new office During the opening, Kees Jansma (presenter, producer and press officer of the...

15/10/2010

Clients served by Accuracy in the Netherlands in 2010

The year 2010 has proven to be a very successful year for Accuracy Netherlands so far It has been able to support its clients on interesting assignments in all its service lines For example Accuracy Netherlands has been able to assist various private equity firms with...

08/10/2010

Accuracy advises Safran

Accuracy assisted Safran in relation to its buy side due diligence for its acquisition of SNPE Matériaux Energétiques...

08/10/2010

Accuracy advises LVMH

Accuracy assisted LVMH in connection with its vendor due diligence on the occasion of the disposal of La Brosse &...

01/10/2010

Accuracy Netherlands has moved to Schiphol WTC

As of 1st October 2010, Accuracy Netherlands has officially opened its new office at Schiphol WTC The office is at the center of Schiphol Airport and thus located in the heart of domestic and international...

15/09/2010

Accuracy launches London

September 2010: Accuracy opens its seventh European office in London Accuracy pursues growth and keeps up the rhythm of a foreign office opening each year since its creation in 2004 Thus, after Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Frankfurt and Brussels, Accuracy decided to open...

21/06/2010

ACQ – A forth-coming leader

Accuracy details its involvement in bespoke solutions on the M&A marketAn 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...

10/02/2010

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...

27/04/2009

Activity Report 2011: Interviews

At the start of 2012, the outlook for the world economy remains uncertain and highly divergentMost 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,...

19/03/2009

Accuracy: France’s second favourite workplace

For the first time since its foundation, Accuracy competed for a place on the list of "the best workplaces" in France organised by the Great Place to Work® institute Accuracy earned a place among the Gold Prize winners, and took second place in the overall rankings...

01/11/2008

X-Passion interviews Sébastien Caron, a manager at Accuracy

After joining Accuracy in 2005 as an analyst, Sébastien Caron (X99, HEC 2003), who has been a manager since June 2008, describes his three years’ experience with the company in an interview with X-Passion magazine (The journal for students at the École...

14/10/2008

Where can we find talent for our businesses?

For its seventh round table meeting, Accuracy chose to examine the all-important subject of people and skills, an issue that is always of primary importance to any company In order to explore this theme, Accuracy was joined by a leading company manager Mr Henri...

23/09/2008

Management packages: for companies too?

A little over a year ago, Accuracy organised roundtable sessions to discuss the relationship between the private equity world and that of the major companies On Tuesday, 23 September, 2008, the company organised a new roundtable meeting to discuss the following...

14/05/2008

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...

13/02/2008

View the results of the Accuracy/CF News survey online

During the CF News launch evening held on 13 February, 2008 at the Senate President’s department’s Boffrand Reception Rooms, Accuracy along with Agathe Zilber, presented the results of the survey exploring the idea: "Investment funds and major companies:...

27/11/2007

Management packages: a corporate strategy tool

In partnership with Capital Finance, Accuracy gave a speech during a breakfast debate on the problems related to management compensation packages, along with the law firm Sarrau Thomas Couderc on 27 NovemberThis debate was moderated by Franck Moulins (the...

18/10/2007

Rugby: a management school?

As part of a partnership with Premier Cercle (an independent research company specialising in the organisation of economic, financial and technological conferences) Accuracy gave a speech during a breakfast meeting on October 18 on the theme of "Rugby: A management...

20/06/2007

The Accuracy roundtable meeting of June 20, 2007

What example can private equity firms give to the listed companiesLast Wednesday, June 20, Accuracy organised a new roundtable based on the following theme: "What example can private equity firms give to the listed companies"Accuracy had the privilege to...

18/06/2007

Accuracy: making dreams come true

Providing a 10-day cruise to South Corsica for 30 youngsters undergoing cancer and leukaemia treatement was the mission of a major project organised by Rêve d’enfance (Childhood Dreams), a humanitarian association supported by a group of students from the HEC...

22/09/2006

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 ManagerBruno 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...

01/06/2006

When a business is faced with financial crime

A company may find itself faced with various forms of financial crime, and in particular fraud, money laundering and corruptionWhat sort of risks does the company incur (internal and legal risks, unfavourable media coverage, etc) Which factors may lead to a...

06/02/2006

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...

20/01/2006

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...

18/08/2005

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...

18/08/2005

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...

18/08/2005

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...

18/08/2005

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, ie based on forecast data that are uncertain in principle At worst, it is suspected of serving the desired result by...

18/08/2005

Litigant financial expert in disputes: a new profession?

by Frédéric Duponchel, Chairman and CEO of AccuracyFrédéric Duponchel, Chairman and CEO of AccuracyIn 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...

18/08/2005

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...

18/08/2005

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...

18/08/2005

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,...

18/08/2005

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 stakeholdersthe situation has not been conducive to the acquisitions/sales since late...

18/08/2005

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...

18/08/2005

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...

18/08/2005

Three questions for…

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

18/08/2005

The point of view of…

Accuracy is regularly appointed as a financial and economic expert in litigation Explain your missionFrédéric 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...

18/08/2005

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...

18/08/2005

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...