"The New Business Combination Accounting"
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
3:00 - 4:00 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]
New FASB and IASB accounting rules may affect the structure and timing of mergers. As a result, companies may have to rethink how much equity or cash to plow into a deal, what kinds of share-price restrictions to apply, and when's the best time to close a transaction. With these new rules impacting deal practices, the dynamics – and processes – of doing a deal will change. Join these experts as they explore the latest trends and developments in this area:
- John Formica, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the National Professional Services Group
- Michael Holliday, Securities Counsel (retired), Lucent Technologies
- Brenna Wist, Partner, KPMG in National Department of Professional Practice
The program will cover:
- What is changed by the new FASB rules?
- How do the new rules change the mix of cash and equity consideration?
- What are the implications of the new rules for share-price restrictions?
- How does the timing of closings change the financial results of a merger under the new rules?
- How do the new IASB rules line up with the new FASB rules?
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