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Avoiding pitfalls in business combinations

Exploring challenges arising in acquisition accounting

James Weaver

James Weaver

Principal, Valuation & Business Modeling Services, KPMG US

+1 404-222-3291

Frederik Bort

Frederik Bort

Managing Director, Dept. of Professional Practice, KPMG US

+1 212-954-2980

Given the prevalence of acquisitions in most industries, we are creating a thought leadership series called Avoiding Pitfalls in Business Combinations to address many of the common issues that arise when accounting for a business combination.

Avoiding Pitfalls in Business Combinations: Five Common Challenges
With the increasing volume of merger and acquisitions in recent months, it’s important to be reminded of common issues that can arise when accounting for business combinations. Included in this report are five common pitfalls to avoid when performing a purchase price allocation under ASC 805.