Mergers aren’t exactly easy, and this time can be very stressful for workers, supervisors and managers from both companies, as well as stakeholders, shareholders, and owners. It’s equally stressful for absolutely everyone, and the last thing you’ll want to know is that you’ve inherited problems that have some with your merger.
A good accountant will be able to give the company in question an audit of sorts, and provide you with some very much needed information about what sort of operation you’re buying into. A good way of doing so is by having your accountant look into Equity as a start – your accountant should be able to find a number of methods to find useful information which will give you quite a lot of information on this company, their values, and any risk that might apply to you as result.
For instance, looking into a firm’s Shareholder list can provide obvious advantages, as share holdings will of course follow. Classes of stock, as well as voting rights associated, is also very useful to know. Conversion rights might not seem something to look into, but a good accountant will do so – because, of course, knowing whether or not shareholders can convert a company’s outstanding debt into shares enables you to see if the expected price per share is likely to trigger any conversions to existing stock – and it may even trigger the purchase of said stock.
Unpaid dividends can cause a risk to your company. For instance, if dividends have been declared but not yet paid, this becomes your liability. A good accountant will also inform you that should preferred stock that has a set annual dividend percentage exists, they will have verified that there is no unpaid dividends due to investors.
Rather complicated, we’re sure you’ll agree. It’s no surprise that in matters such as this, the case is usually handled by a good accountant from either side (or even both accountants working together) but for this case, who is best to go to?
There’s a number of excellent accountants in North Wales, but Salisburys seems to take the cake. With excellent experience throughout mergers and takeovers, Salisburys have practical experience within matters like this and simply put, it would be very difficult to go wrong with them.
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