New partnership: Accuracy and Causality Link

Accuracy, an international advisory firm that brings its expertise to business leaders and decision-makers, and Causality Link, a financial information technology provider, today announced they have signed a partnership agreement to enrich certain areas of Accuracy’s strategic advisory services with the information produced by Causality Link’s platform.

Accuracy becomes a member of Campus Cyber

Accuracy proud to announce that we are now a member of Campus Cyber, the nexus of cybersecurity in France, initiated by the president of the French Republic. With more than 160 members, Campus Cyber’s mission is to bring together digital security players to protect society and promote French expertise in the field.  Campus Cyber’s goal […]

Analysis of the Spanish banking sector

The Spanish banking sector continues to improve its results, and faces uncertainties regarding its resilience. Macro scenario Overcoming the shock of Covid – at least from an economic perspective – the Euro area predicted a scenario of accelerated and prolonged growth. Improvements in the supply chain, substantial household savings and a good tourism season supported […]

Five Accuracy experts recognised as Thought Leaders in the Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2022

Accuracy is pleased to announce that five of its experts have been listed as Thought Leaders in Who’s Who Legal’s Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2022 edition. Through nominations from peers and clients, the following Accuracy experts have been recognised as the leading names in the field: • Nicolas Barsalou• Nicolas Bourdon • Laura Cózar • Hervé […]

Inflation – What does the future hold?

In this final edition of the Economic Brief before the summer break, we will zoom in on inflation and consider how the current situation might unfold. As we have seen in past editions, inflation is now at levels unseen since the 1970s, with numerous contributing factors, from the geopolitical to the macroeconomic. But just where […]

Economic brief: what the figures tell us (#14)

With the global economy in turmoil, energy prices are exploding. A general rising trend in the prices of oil and gas since mid-last year has been compounded in recent weeks by the war in Ukraine and the economic reprisals taken by the West against Russia. These reprisals now include a partial embargo on Russian hydrocarbons. […]

Economic brief: what the figures tell us (#13)

The world economy is experiencing shock after shock arising from various sources: the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain shortages, the war in Ukraine, severe inflationary conditions and stalling growth. However, in this edition of the Economic Brief, we will delve into the real estate sector to consider just how the economy is faring; after all, as […]

Accuracy advises SPAC Pegasus Entrepreneurs

Accuracy has been assigned by SPAC Pegasus Entrepreneurs to perform the financial due diligence in the context of the following operation: FL Entertainment (composed of Banijay Group and Betclic Everest Group) is merging with SPAC Pegasus Entrepreneurs, which has been backed by European investment firm Tikehau Capital and Financière Agache. Transaction gives implied pro forma […]

Economic brief: what the figures tell us (#12)

This edition of the Economic Brief sees us delve into economic matters at a global level. We will review the latest World Economic Outlook projections prepared by the International Monetary Fund to review the macro impact of the war in Ukraine, and we will move on to consider price dynamics in the three major economic […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #4 – Economic point of view

When improvement does not necessarily rhyme with simplification Hervé GoulletquerSenior Economic Advisor, Accuracy Today, though this statement may apply more to developed countries than to developing countries, the economic landscape appears on the surface more promising. COVID-19 is on the verge of transforming from epidemic into endemic. Economic recovery is considered likely to last, and […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #4 – The Cultural Corner

Does the value of work still mean something Sophie ChassatPhilosopher, Partner at Wemean ‘When “the practice of one’s profession” cannot be directly linked with the supreme spiritual values of civilisation – and when, conversely, it cannot be experienced subjectively as a simple economic constraint – the individual generally abandons giving it any meaning ’, wrote […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #4 – Industry insight

Retail banking, the old guard versus the new Retail banking is a sector that is set to see its rate of transformation accelerate in the next few years. The past 10 years have seen in particular distribution methods evolve towards more digitalisation, without calling into question the physical model, however. In the 10 years to […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #4 – Start-up stories

H2X-Ecosystems Romain ProglioPartner, Accuracy Founded in 2018 in Saint Malo, H2X-Ecosystems provides companies and regional authorities with the opportunity to create complete virtuous ecosystems marrying energy production and decarbonised mobility. These ecosystems enable both the production and the consumpt ion of hydrogen on-site. They are co-built with and for local actors to make the most […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #4 – One Partner, One View

A new golden age of nuclear power! René PigotPartner, Accuracy After being weakened by various events and decisions that shed an unfavourable light on it (Fukushima, Flamanville, Fessenheim), the nuclear industry is now enjoying something of a resurgence. The French president’s recent announcement of a programme to build six EPR2 reactors shows his choice to […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #4

For our fourth edition of the Accuracy Talks Straight, René Pigot discusses about the nuclear industry, before letting Romain Proglio introduce us to H2X-Ecosystems, a start-up that enable both the production and the consumpt ion of hydrogen on-site. We then analyse the development of the retail baking with David Chollet, Nicolas Darbo and Amaury Pouradier […]

Economic brief: what the figures tell us (#11)

In light of the current context, this month’s edition of the Economic Brief will focus on the relationship between war and the economy. In particular, we will look into links between the two; we will delve into economic theory in relation to war; and we will examine some of the impacts of the ongoing crisis […]

Corporate Investigations 2022 – Sixth Edition

Our partners Morgan Heavener, Frédéric Loeper, and Darren Mullins authored an Expert Analysis Chapter for the International Comparative Legal Guide – Corporate Investigations 2022. The chapter, New Frontiers in Compliance Due Diligence: Data Analytics and AI-Based Approaches to Reviewing Acquisition Targets, shares their insights regarding the increasing regulatory and practical requirements for conducting compliance-related due […]

COVID-19 – A message from our partners

Dear clients, partners and friends, In these critical and unprecedented circumstances that we are all experiencing, our priority is to preserve the health of our teams, whilst continuing our activity with the same exacting standards and high quality that you have come to know. Some of our offices in Asia have been affected for several […]

FOURTEEN ACCURACY EXPERTS ARE RECOGNISED AS LEADING ARBITRATION EXPERT WITNESSES IN THE WHO’S WHO LEGAL: ARBITRATION 2022

Accuracy is pleased to announce that fourteen of its experts have been named among the leading Arbitration Expert Witnesses in the Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2022. Through nominations from peers and clients, the following Accuracy experts have been recognised as the leading names in the field: • Guido Althaus• Nicolas Barsalou• Nicolas Bourdon• Laura Cózar• […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #3

For our third edition of Accuracy Talks Straight, Frédéric Recordon discusses business and economic developments in China, before letting Romain Proglio introduce us to Amiral Technologies, a start-up specialised in disruptive technology. We then analyse the development of the hydrogen industry with Jean-François Partiot and Hervé de Trogoff.Sophie Chassat, philosopher and partner at Wemean, explores […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #3 – The Academic Insight

Numbers lie Bruno MartinaudEntrepreneurship Academic Director, Ecole Polytechnique It’s 2009.  Kevin Systrom (soon joined by his co-founder, Mike Krieger) is working on a geolocation social media project, similar to Foursquare. Together, they manage to convince Baseline Ventures and Andressen Horowitz to invest $500,000 in the project. This enables them to dedicate themselves full time to […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #3 – The Cultural Corner

‘As one’ Sophie ChassatPhilosopher, Partner at Wemean Culturally, China functions as our opposite: its customs, mental models and rituals are highly compelling to us. To our great benefit, the philosopher François Jullien insists, seeing in Chinese thought a valuable means of decentring ourselves and leaving behind the certainties of Western culture – particularly binarism, a […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #3 – Industry Insight

Accelerating development in the hydrogen sector For some years now, hydrogen has been presented as the miraculous solution to develop clean transport and energy storage on a large scale. The combustion of hydrogen, which produces energy, water and oxygen only, is indeed 100% clean, and we can certainly glimpse its promising potential. However, the carbon […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #3 – Start-up stories

Amiral Technologies Romain ProglioPartner, Accuracy On 21 October 2021, Amiral Technologies announced its first round of fundraising totalling €2.8m. This represents an initial success for the start-up, founded in 2018 in Grenoble on the basis of an observation shared by numerous industrial players: how can we reliably predict breakdowns? A spin-off of the CNRS, Amiral […]

Accuracy supported Baas B.V. in an IMAP led sales process through providing vendor due diligence support and support in the discussions with (contemplated) purchasers

Accuracy supported the shareholder and management of Baas B.V. – a Dutch player in the construction of energy infrastructure with additional services in the field of fiber optic networks and in-building installations – with the sale of part of its shares to GIMV, a private equity investor with offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and […]

Economic brief: what the figures tell us (#7)

During the summer, economic figures were updated to reflect the latest activity. Of particular note were the figures for July and August, which appear to show the incipient normalisation of the global economy, a trend that is set to continue. In this edition of the Economic Brief, we will look into the reasons behind this […]

Global advisory firm Accuracy promotes two to partner in Singapore office

Accuracy, the global independent advisory firm, has promoted two of its directors to partners in its Singapore office. This brings Accuracy’s total number of partners to 56, across 13 countries. Samuel Widdowson specialises in forensic construction planning and programming in a variety of contexts, whilst Zaheer Minhas specialises in major projects infrastructure advisory across multiple […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #2 – Economic point of view

Inflationary risk: where should we be looking? Hervé GoulletquerSenior Economic Advisor, Accuracy Let’s remember the time before the pandemic. Prices are reasonable. From the beginning of 2010 to the beginning of 2020, the average annual increase in consumer price indices, when we exclude particularly volatile items like energy and food products, reaches 1.8% in the […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #2 – The Academic Insight

Considerations on public debt Jean-Marc DanielFrench economist, Professor at ESCP Business School By replacing corporate debt, the economic support policies linked to COVID-19 have sent public debt levels through the roof globally. According to the IMF, global public debt should increase from 83% of GDP at the end of 2019 to 100% at the end […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #2 – Industry Insight

The aeronautics industry is feeling the heat Air transport is at the top of the list when it comes to sectors most heavily affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Behind it, the entire aeronautics industry is suffering, from manufacturers to equipment suppliers of all sizes. The shock is all the more brutal as annual growth stood […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #2 – Start-up stories

Delfox Romain ProglioPartner, Accuracy Founded in 2018 in Bordeaux, Delfox is an artificial intelligence platform that uses reinforcement learning to model systems able to evolve intelligently, autonomously and intuitively in a constantly changing environment, without human intervention or programming in advance. The technology developed by Delfox consists in giving objectives to the AI, which must […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #2

For the second edition of Accuracy Talks Straight, Nicolas Barsalou gives us his point of view on the way out of the crisis, before letting Romain Proglio introduce us to Delfox, a start-up specialising in artificial intelligence. We will then analyse the impact of the crisis on the aeronautics sector with Philippe Delmas, Senior Aerospace […]

Accuracy advises House of HR

Accuracy provided financial due diligence support to House of HR on the acquisition of Cohedron, a leading group of full-service companies in the public sector. The takeover enables House of HR to strengthen their position on the Dutch market and in the public service sector.

Economic brief: what the figures tell us (#4)

In this month’s Economic Brief, we delve into changes in mobility and economic confidence. We look at how different countries are opening up at different rates and analyse confidence in both the services sector and the manufacturing sector. Finally, we look into recent comments comparing the economic situation in the 2020s with the 1920s to […]

Accuracy advises NewPort Capital

Accuracy assisted NewPort Capital with its investment in Amslod, a a fast-growing and leading direct-to-consumer Dutch e-bike brand. The investment of NewPort Capital will enable Amslod to accelerate its growth strategy and strengthen its position in the Dutch and European E-bike sector.

Economic brief: what the figures tell us (#3)

This month in the Economic Brief, we look a little more closely at the impact of the pandemic in the developed world. We examine the different rates of vaccination in the West and consider how economic confidence has been affected. We go on to consider the impact of the crisis on debt servicing for companies […]

Accuracy Talks Straight #1

SUMMARY 01. One Partner, One View > 02. Start-up stories > 03. Industry insight > 04. The Cultural Corner > 05. The Academic insight > 06. Economic point of view > Editorial Frédéric DuponchelManaging partner, Accuracy Thirty per cent of jobs are ‘remote-workable’. That is the conclusion of a French study led by the Ministry […]

FOURTEEN ACCURACY EXPERTS ARE RECOGNISED AS LEADING ARBITRATION EXPERT WITNESSES IN THE WHO’S WHO LEGAL: ARBITRATION 2021

Accuracy is pleased to announce that fourteen of its experts have been named among the leading Arbitration Expert Witnesses in the Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021. Through nominations from peers and clients, the following Accuracy experts have been recognised as the leading names in the field: • Nicolas Barsalou• Nicolas Bourdon• Jean-Baptiste de Courcel• Hervé de Trogoff• Laura Cózar• Giovanni Foti• Damien […]

Economic brief: what the figures tell us (#1)

A review of recent economic figures leads us to the conclusion that this crisis may well be the most brutal and precipitous in recent history. In fact, studies show that when compared with the financial crisis of 2007–2009, the current crisis generated the same level of stress for economies in only six months instead of […]

Accuracy promotes two new partners

Accuracy, the global independent advisory firm, has promoted two new partners as part of its continued growth. Charlene Burridge, in London and Florence Westermann in Accuracy’s Paris office. These promotions bring Accuracy’s total number of partners to 52, across 13 countries.

Accuracy advises Korian

Accuracy assisted Korian in the structuring, modelling and conclusion of a major real estate partnership with BNP Paribas Cardif and EDF Invest. This long-term partnership relates to a pan-European vehicle of 81 health assets that will be controlled and managed by the Korian group.

Accuracy advises Bpifrance

Accuracy conducted buy-side financial due diligence on behalf of Bpifrance, in advance of its investment of €8m in Coretec Group, a French family-owned group and expert in the engineering and manufacturing of tailor-made equipment for the automotive industry. It is the first investment of the Fonds Avenir Automobile 2 (FAA2), created to support automotive suppliers […]

Accuracy named in GIR’s Top 100 Investigations Firms

Report highlights Accuracy’s global reach, cross-disciplinary skills, innovative technology Accuracy has been named in Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100 2020, an independent guide to the world’s top 100 investigations firms. The GIR 100 is based on extensive research with practitioners in the field and identifies those firms able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal […]

Fifteen Accuracy experts are recognised as leading Arbitration Expert Witnesses in the Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021

Accuracy is pleased to announce that fifteen of its experts have been named among the leading Arbitration Expert Witnesses in the Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021. Through nominations from peers and clients, the following Accuracy experts have been recognised as the leading names in the field: • Nicolas Barsalou • Nicolas Bourdon • Jean-Baptiste de […]

Thought Leaders – 2020 Arbitration rankings

We are pleased to announce that Erik van Duijvenvoorde, Accuracy partner, has been nominated as Thought Leader in the 2020 Arbitration rankings. Q&A: https://whoswholegal.com/erik-van-duijvenvoorde LinkedIn post: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/fadia-benamar-77b6a915_gar-activity-6706583462935187456-amix

Accuracy received the Great Place to Work certification

Accuracy received the Great Place to Work certification for all of its participating offices. What is the Great Place to Work® Certification? Great Place to Work® Certification is the most definitive ‘Employer-of-Choice’ recognition that organisations aspire to achieve. The Certification is recognised all around the world by employees and employers alike and is considered the […]

Accuracy is sponsoring ‘Arbitration Leading Minds’

Accuracy is sponsoring a series of events called “Arbitration Leading Minds”, organised by King’s College London and the Spanish Arbitration Club. During these events the attendees will get to know better the leading arbitration practitioners through one-on-one interviews. The content of the interviews will combine personal and professional anecdotes with a substantive discussion of current […]

Global Investigations Review Publishes Article on Corporate Investigations by Accuracy Partner Rick Barker

“Within the evidence that we collect for document reviews, there are often glaring red flags indicating guilty behaviour. They can be used at the outset of an investigation to assess whether there really is an issue, including by highlighting who has something to hide and what they are hiding.” Global Investigations Review publishes article on […]

Accuracy – Expanding | Innovating

Accuracy is proud to be expanding its forensics capabilities, adding highly experienced new advisors to its investigations practice and developing new document analytics tools to quickly identify evidence or areas of concern. Accuracy’s forensic investigations team uses its experience, financial acumen, and technology-based solutions to help its clients identify and investigate risks associated with fraud, […]

CIArb Guidelines for Witness Conferencing in International Arbitration

Accuracy is proud to have supported the development and publication of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (the “CIArb”) Guidelines for Witness Conferencing in International Arbitration (the “Guidelines”). The Guidelines were launched in Singapore on 23 April 2019, at the inaugural CIArb Asia-Pacific Regional Conference. Jonathan Ellis, a director in the Singapore office, is a member […]

London International Disputes Week: 7 – 10 May 2019

Accuracy is a Platinum Sponsor of the LIDW 2019. We are ranked fourth in the world on the Who’s Who Legal listing of Expert Witnesses in Arbitration.   Our disputes experts include: Stuart Appelbe Who’s Who Legal Consulting Experts: Experts – Construction – Quantum & Delay Nicolas Barsalou “Nicolas Barsalou is described by commentators as […]

Arbitration 2019: Future Leaders – Expert Witnesses Analysis

Accuracy is proud to announce that 12 of its partners and directors have been included in the Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2019 list of Arbitration Expert Witnesses, in recognition of the outstanding quality of their services, and a further three partners are included in the Arbitration Future Leaders – Expert Witnesses list: Nicolas Barsalou, Nicolas Bourdon, […]

Accuracy assisted Federation Entertainment

Accuracy assisted Federation Entertainment in the context of its €16 million fundraising. Federation Entertainment is a television production company, producing series such as Le Bureau des Légendes broadcast on Canal+ and Marseille, broadcast on Netflix and TF1.

Guido Althaus wins ‘Insolvency Litigation Expert Witness of the Year in Germany’

Guido Althaus, a partner in Accuracy’s Frankfurt office, has won the 2019 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award: ‘Insolvency Litigation Expert Witness of the Year in Germany’. The award marks excellence for the world’s leading advisers and financiers in an array of countries and continents. The 12th Corporate INTL’s annual awards 2019 is the largest to […]

Stuart Appelbe and Anthony Theau-Laurent interviewed in Corporate Disputes magazine

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 two interviews by clicking on the links below: DISPUTES IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR DISPUTES ARISING FROM M&A […]

Accuracy and The Claro Group, LLC Sign Affiliation Agreement to Facilitate Global Client Services

Accuracy has announced the signing of an affiliation agreement with The Claro Group, a financial advisory and management consulting firm with offices throughout the United States. While each organisation’s respective ownership and governance structure will remain the same, the affiliation will enhance the economies of scale for both organisations and allow for sharing of resources, […]

Leontine Koens-Betz wins Best Advisor Award at the ACG Growth Awards 2018

Leontine Koens-Betz, Managing Partner of Accuracy in the Netherlands, wins Best Advisor Award at the ACG Growth Awards. Last Thursday ACG Holland, the Dutch arm of the global M&A organisation focused on driving middle-market growth, held its third annual Growth Awards Ceremony at Strand Zuid in Amsterdam. The Growth Awards recognise the achievements and contribution […]

Accuracy advises Kersia

Accuracy advised Kersia (formerly Hypred), a portfolio company of Ardian, in the context of the acquisition of Kilco, a company based in Scotland (United Kingdom) and a specialist in animal health and food safety combination.

The Accuracy Netherlands team organised a sports day for the primary school Achtsprong

On Friday, 25 May, the Accuracy Netherlands team organised a sportday for the primary school Achtsprong, just as they had done last year. Because the primary school Achtsprong do not have enough financials resources to organize any activities at all due to the financial situation of the parents, Accuracy Netherlands wanted to make a difference […]

Artículo Expansión 19.03.2018

This article, published in Spain’s leading economic and business newspaper, Expansión, gives a good overview of Accuracy’s growth since its creation in 2004, and of our Spanish office’s evolution in particular. With now 15 offices covering all continents and a learning and development platform in China, Accuracy, already quite active in South America, is looking […]

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, one of the leading global companies in solutions for all types of drive systems.

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 article, please click on the link below.

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 international teams in 17 countries in this large-scale operation.

Accuracy announces the appointment of Reinier Huisman as new Partner

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 responsible for further developing Accuracy’s proposition for clients. He is the third partner in […]

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 “litigationising” of the process. As a popular dispute resolution mechanism that gives parties the […]

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) stricter national regulations, the number of italian cases concerning violations of anti-briberey and anti-corruption legislation is […]

Accuracy expects sharp increase in Dutch class action and litigation activity

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 establishment of an English-language court for international business disputes in the Netherlands and as […]

Nine Accuracy experts in Who’s Who Legal list of top Expert Witnesses in Arbitration 2017

Accuracy is pleased to announce that nine of its experts have been named in the Who’s Who Legal list of top Expert Witnesses in Arbitration, including one Accuracy expert who is listed in the top 10 “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in Europe. The Accuracy experts named: Jean-Baptiste de Courcel, Erik van Duijvenvoorde, Jonathan Ellis, Damien […]

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.

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 accelerate the growth of Accuracy in Germany. “Together, we want […]

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.

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.

The Global Legal Post: Report identifies the leading causes of post-M&A disputes

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 disputes. They can take years to resolve and often hinder a company’s operating activities. […]

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 advised Orange, who owned 50% of EE in a joint venture with Deutsche Telekom […]

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 discuss the main methods used for valuing a business and their relative advantages, […]

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, who owned 50% of EE in a joint venture with Deutsche Telekom (known in […]

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 get involved at the earliest possible stage of a dispute. Why? Because in our experience our early involvement results in both greater […]

Palmarès Great Place to Work® 2014 for companies where it is good to work in France: Accuracy on the podium for the sixth consecutive year

For the sixth consecutive year, Accuracy competed for the classification of “companies where it is good to work” in France, organised by the Great Place to Work Institute ®. This year, once again, Accuracy achieved third position in the overall rankings. For its twelfth edition, Great Place to Work ® has published the list of companies where […]

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 treatment of virus infections.

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 “La Chèvre”.

Accuracy performs financial due diligence for IS group for its investment in NXS Internet

The Dutch market leader in Cloud Computing and IT Services, IS Group, announced the acquisition of Amsterdam-based hosting provider, Nxs Internet. The acquisition of Nxs Internet directly contributes to the financial result of IS Group. The addition of Nxs to IS Group further strengthens the company’s position in the public sector, media and e-commerce industries.

Accuracy assists Capital Green Europe in the merger of Dümmen and Agribio

Breeding and young plant production companies, Dümmen and Agribio Group, announced the intention to merge together. The combination will profit from the advanced breeding technologies of Agribio Group and the professional supply chain skills of Dümmen. The combined company will have around 6,000 employees worldwide and realise €175 million ($235 million) sales annually.

Palmarès Great Place to Work® 2013 for companies where it is good to work in France: Accuracy on the podium for the fifth consecutive year

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, 20 March 2013 For the fifth consecutive year, Accuracy competed for the classification of “companies where it is good to work” in France, organised by the Great Place to Work Institute ®. This year, once again, Accuracy achieved third position in the overall rankings. For its eleventh edition, Great Place to Work ® has published the list […]

Improving the performance and certainty of outcomes of your major capital investment projects and programmes

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 both strategic and more efficient in developing and directing funding and managing major capital […]

Trends in the management and support of major capital investment projects and programmes

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 effectively. As they are investing at an increasing rate in projects or programmes for improving performance and […]

Accuracy expands its offering with the creation of a specialist division dedicated to financial institutions led by Nicolas Darbo, former deputy managing director of Crédit Foncier

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, Accuracy has broadened its range of expertise with the arrival of Nicolas Darbo as a partner. Nicolas Darbo […]

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 structural features of German businesses: consequences for French acquirers Legal forms of companies in the […]

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 opening of Accuracy’s Munich office shows the importance and drawing power of Bavaria’s economy. Bavaria’s […]

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 activities in Canada.  She will be assisted in this task by Manon Roy […]

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” food pantries and community. The Amsterdam Foodbank is currently responsible for the distribution of food and other […]

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 Dutch National Football team) was our guest speaker. We discovered how […]

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 a large number of successful acquisitions. We have provided […]

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 in London. Accuracy will propose in London its whole service line and will […]

Fi Monthly – French corporate advisory firm Accuracy counsels on sale of France’s top shopping centre

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 yield of 4.65%. The success of the acquisition, says Accuracy partner Nicolas Barsalou who worked on […]

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 to 17.

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 the West continue to struggle to restore their public finances. Their […]

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 its seventh edition, the Great Place to Work® has published […]

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, CEO of Veolia Environnement and a leading academic, Mr Laurent Batsch, President […]

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: “What can companies learn from the practices of the private equity sector in […]

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 company’s positioning policy and independence continue to be extremely popular with […]

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 fruitful links?” Specifically organised for senior management, financial and M&A teams from major groups, this survey was […]

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 of Capital Finance) and was attended by more than a hundred people. – Why and […]

Private Equity: what sort of capitalism can we expect for the 21st century?

A new Accuracy roundtable meeting was held on Monday, November 19, 2007 Before an audience of more than 100 people, Gonzague de Blignières and Henri Lachmann responded to questions from Frédéric Duponchel on the following theme: “Private Equity: what sort of capitalism can we expect for the 21st century?” The creation and sharing of value, transparency, and […]

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 school?” This event, which was held a few days before the Rugby World Cup Final […]

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: – Jérôme Lefébure, CFO of the M6 Group – Vincent Marcel, Director of financial […]

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 school. Profoundly moved by this initiative, Accuracy eagerly lent a hand with this great […]

Management packages as part of LBO operations: Accur’option® offers a solution.

On November 14, 2006 the Capital Finance newsletter, the Accuracy consultancy company and the Sarrau Thomas Couderc law firm organised a breakfast debate on the theme of: “Management packages as part of LBO operations: new aspects and challenges”. The Accur’option ® evaluation tool developed by Accuracy offers a useful response to these problems. Franck Moulins, […]

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? How can the company measure its level of exposure? How can risks […]

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 legal and fiscal security as well as for the sustainability of the new organisation.

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 to determine the discount rate, a key parameter in the DCF method and one […]

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 communications, this interest is particularly noticeable in the valuation of […]

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 one or the other components of the […]

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 litigation, this involvement can back up a position technically and provide crucial support […]

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 explain a large part of the difference between the assessments respectively made by each of the parties involved. […]

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 present a non-exhaustive but sufficiently complete critical overview to provide a perspective on the […]

Assessment of damages : some practical difficulties of implementation

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 practical difficulties of interpreting numerical concepts. These difficulties often explain a large part of the difference […]

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 practical difficulties of interpreting numerical concepts. These difficulties often explain many of the differences between the […]

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 also work alongside other experts. In construction litigation, for example, technical […]

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 frenzy in 1999-2000, several star analysts had their fingers […]