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July 2018

Accuracy advises AXA IM-Real Assets

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for AXA IM-Real Assets in the context of the Data IV acquisition (a European portfolio of data centres)....

July 2018

Accuracy advises Kersia

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

July 2018

Accuracy advises Azulis

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

May 2018

Accuracy advises Astorg

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

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 ...

February 2018

Accuracy advises Conforama

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

January 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 REIM....

January 2018

Accuracy advises Faurecia S.A.

Accuracy advised Faurecia S.A., 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, o...

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 advises Edify

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

September 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 internat...

July 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 Capital....

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...

April 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 analysis....

April 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 industry....

April 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 founders....

March 2017

Accuracy advises LVMH

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

March 2017

Accuracy advises Suez and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Accuracy advised SUEZ on its acquisition of GE Water & Process Technologies from GE, jointly with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec for a value of €3,2 billion. For this mainly American acquisition, Accuracy mobilised its global teams in the USA and Canada to assis...

November 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 Environnement....

November 2016

Accuracy advises BKW Energie

Accuracy performed the financial due diligence for BKW Energie in the context of the acquisition of four windfarms in France....

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...

October 2016

Accuracy advises Lafayette

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

September 2016

Accuracy advises Bel

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

August 2016

Accuracy advises LISI

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

August 2016

Accuracy advises Arkema

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

July 2016

Accuracy advises Veolia

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

July 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 Partners....

June 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 supplies....

June 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 communities....

May 2016

Accuracy advises Marle

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

March 2016

Accuracy advises KKR

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

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...

February 2016

Accuracy advises Orange on EE’s £12.5bn sale

Accuracy confirmed its advisory role in the £12.5bn 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. Accuracy a...

January 2016

Accuracy advises LVMH

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

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 Wh...

October 2015

Accuracy advises Thales

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for Thales in the context of the buyout of Vormetric....

June 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 group....

June 2015

Accuracy advises Eurofins

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

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 advises Edenred

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

February 2015

Accuracy advises Orange

Accuracy confirmed its advisory role in the £12.5bn 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 Orange,...

January 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 solutions....

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 gre...

December 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.  Introduction Given the choice, experts would generally prefer to...

July 2014

Accuracy advises Qualium

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

June 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 Investment....

May 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 care....

January 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 and...

December 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 €2.01 billion....

October 2013

Accuracy advises EDF

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

September 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 Marcegaglia....

September 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 group....

July 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 "...

July 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, Hitecvision....

July 2013

Accuracy advises EDF

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

July 2013

Accuracy advises Qualium

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

June 2013

Accuracy assists Royal Cosun

Accuracy performed financial due diligence for Royal Cosun in the context of its investment in Beuker Vochtrijke Diervoeders....

June 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 2013....

March 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 skins....

March 2013

Accuracy advises Edrip

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

February 2013

Accuracy advises Air France for the launch of HOP !

Accuracy assisted in the project by combining its expertise in project management, economic and strategic analysis and financial modeling to produce the business plan for the new company and to manage its implementation....

January 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 group)....

January 2013

Accuracy advises SAFRAN

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

January 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 turbines....

January 2013

Accuracy advises PPR

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

January 2013

Accuracy advises Heuliez

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

December 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 Italy....

October 2012

Accuracy advises Alstom

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

September 2012

Accuracy advises EDF

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

September 2012

Accuracy advises Lumata

Accuracy performed financial due diligence on behalf of Lumata, a share of Francisco Partners, in the acquisition of ACT750....

July 2012

Accuracy advises BC Partners

Accuracy carried out financial due diligence on behalf of BC Partners for the acquisition of Cadum's homecare division....

June 2012

Accuracy advises SVP

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

April 2012

Accuracy advises Thales

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

March 2012

M&A France-Germany: how to successfully carry out acquisitions ?

Arnaud Lambert and Heiko Ziehms, partners at Accuracy, spoke at this conference on the 27th March 2012 at the Cercle de l'Union Interalliée which brings together several German professionals.The following topics were discussed: Recent M&A activity in Germany Key structu...

March 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 Estate....

March 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. ...

February 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 court)....

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...

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:...

May 2011

Accuracy now present in Canada

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

February 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"...

January 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 USA....

November 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 systems....

November 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 Dut...

October 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...

October 2010

Accuracy advises Safran

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

October 2010

Accuracy advises LVMH

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

October 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 trade....

September 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...

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 Par...

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, cou...

March 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. For...

November 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 Polytechnique). ...

October 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 Proglio...

October 2008

Winston Churchill, decision maker – the lessons of the War Rooms

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 on October 8, 2008 at the British Embassy during a breakfast debate on the theme o...

September 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 theme: ...

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....

February 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: dangerous or f...

November 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 November. This debate was moderated by Franck Moulins (the Chief Editor...

October 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 scho...

June 2007

The Accuracy roundtable meeting of June 20, 2007

What example can private equity firms give to the listed companies? Last 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 welcome: - J...

June 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 business s...

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....

June 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 corruption. What sort of risks does the company incur (internal and legal risks, unfavourable media coverage, etc.)? Which factors may lead to a risk? Ho...

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

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 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...

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 : 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,...

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 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...