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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Put data first – it's the lifeblood of business

Smart management of liquidity and capital is a vital element in the identification and execution of today’s banking strategies. Fallout from the financial crisis has also heightened regulatory scrutiny of liquidity and capital adequacy, with further pressure likely to come from the implementation of Basel III.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The role of financial expert witnesses in corporate arbitration and litigation

When business arbitration disputes or lawsuits arise, there are a number of issues that participants or their attorneys may need to consider.....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Financial due diligence for banks in Taiwan

Conducting due diligence on an acquisition target prior to a merger is a proactive way of helping to reduce risk in an M&A transaction. Financial due diligence is a key aspect of the overall investigation, though its investigative focus may vary depending on the nature of each M&A case.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Strategic Planning for Corporate M&A

In today’s intensely competitive business environment, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have become a common strategic tool for achieving corporate growth, and they can even be the key to victory in the marketplace. Highly effective M&A let corporations quickly acquire critical technology, expand territory, bring in strategic investors, and boost corporate value.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Management Buyout Basics

Over the last several years, management buyouts (MBO) have established a small but growing presence in Taiwan’s deals market. MBO are a type of M&A transaction in which management seeks to gain a controlling stake in their own company through a private placement of shares as opposed to open purchases on the capital markets.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Opportunities for cross-Strait business cooperation and M&A

With the growing relaxation of policies and regulations across the Taiwan Strait, cross-Strait corporate interaction will not be limited to business cooperation.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Practice of M&A - Seller side bargaining techniques

Taiwan's merger and acquisition market has been quite active in recent years, especially in 2006 as more foreign companies and private equity funds came to Taiwan to buy domestic companies. This article will discuss how a prospective seller can, in the course of business negotiations, succeed in making the final deal more desirable by obtaining better terms and conditions and a higher price.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Practice of Acquisitions - Buyer strategy and negotiation essentials

In recent years, the degree to which stock markets in Taiwan and around the world are obsessed with corporate acquisition activity has done nothing but increase.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Intangible Assets Playing an Important Role in M&A Deals

In the few years since Taiwan's government passed the Business Mergers and Acquisitions Act and the Financial Institution Merger Act, which provided a structural solution to many legal obstacles to business combinations......

Friday, June 23, 2006

An Elementary Introduction to Financial Reviews and Their Role in M&A

With the growing trend towards globalization, vertical and lateral consolidation has become the only viable way forward in many industries, as enterprises battle to expand their scales of operation and market share, cut costs and boost performance.......

Friday, June 23, 2006

How Workers Can Protect Their Interests in an Era of Mergers and Acquisitions

For employees that a company intends to retain after a merger, the Business Mergers and Acquisitions Law requires the company to give such employees a ten-day period during which they may choose to remain with the company or not.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Laws on M&A and Investment by Overseas Chinese and Foreign Nationals Should Be Liberalized

There's no doubt that opening our stock market to foreign investment-doing away with the QFII system-will help our securities markets thrive. However, what we should look forward to even more is seeing foreign investors able to make more real, honest to goodness investments in our domestic industries, creating employment opportunities, developing high-value-added industrial sectors and bolstering our competitive strength.

Friday, June 23, 2006

M&A Methods and Their Impact on Financial Statements

Since Taiwan started allowing the establishment of financial holding companies in 2001, mergers and acquisitions have frequently made headlines, and the amounts of money involved have been considerable.....

Friday, June 23, 2006

Merger & Acquisition Management Strategies Guided by Value

Merger and acquisition activity is poised for a turnaround, according to a May 2003 survey of chief financial officers at 150 large-scale US multinational companies by world-renowned accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

M&A Trend in Taiwan

Financial services industry continues to be the mostactive sector

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Second Phase of Financial Reform Is about Industrial Maturity

On October 20, 2004, President Chen announced the four primary objectives of Taiwan’s second phase of financial reform, all of which are to be accomplished by the end of 2006…