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The current KPMG's Swiss Tax Report 2014 compares corporate and income tax rates in 130 countries and in all 26 Swiss cantons.
Following a relatively calm year in 2013, M&A activities have picked up as expected in the first quarter of 2014. While the number of mergers and acquisitions rose just slightly, the value of those transactions was up significantly.
A global KPMG study shows that the importance of anti-money laundering activities is rapidly increasing.
If fraud is committed in Switzerland, perpetrators think big. This is the picture painted by the latest figures reported in the KPMG Forensic Fraud Barometer.
The study “Going beyond the data” conducted recently by KPMG International shows that way over half of the companies surveyed consider D&A to be crucially important for their own growth.
At first glance, 2013 did not appear to be a particularly active year on the Swiss M&A market. Both the number of mergers and acquisitions as well as the value of those transactions declined significantly in comparison with 2012.
A new forensic study conducted by KPMG has compiled a profile for the typical fraudster: the result was a male who has worked in the company for over six years and acts in concert with other offenders.
In a dynamic yet extremely uncertain environment, KPMG achieved good results and boosted its net revenues by 3.3 percent to CHF 370.5 million.
This year’s private banking study by KPMG and the University of St. Gallen (HSG) shows that Swiss private banks can remain successful in the future by innovating.
The trend continues: Activity on the Swiss M&A market remained moderate during the third quarter of 2013, as well. Both the value and the number of transactions declined noticeably compared to the same period of the previous year.
KPMG has restructured its Advisory function and geared it more strongly toward the market.
The «Swiss Real Estate Sentiment Index» compiled by KPMG Switzerland indicates a general stagnation in price for investment real estate over the coming twelve months.
Hieronymus T. Dormann is taking charge of the Insurance division at KPMG Switzerland with effect from 1 October 2013. Dormann has many years of experience in dealing with insurance companies in both an audit and advisory capacity.
The major Swiss private banks have achieved considerable year-on-year growth and have performed more consistently overall. However, the situation remains critical for numerous smaller and midsized banks.
Swiss companies were involved in a total of 145 deals in Switzerland and abroad during the first half of 2013, a 14.7% decrease year-on-year.
While hosting its general assembly in Vienna, European Family Businesses (EFB) announces an alliance with KPMG on the Family Business sector.
The era of declining top tax rates for companies and private individuals is over, not only in OECD and EU countries but in Swiss cantons, as well. That is one of the findings presented in KPMG’s current Swiss Tax Report 2013.
KPMG’s Healthcare sector and the TIP GROUP, Europe’s market leader for integrated healthcare management and controlling systems, have decided to collaborate.
Glencore, Barry Callebaut and Bossard have been presented with a Swiss M&A Award in recognition of noteworthy transactions in 2012. Their M&A activities exemplify the busy corporate landscape in Switzerland.
After impressing last year, the Swiss M&A market has had a sluggish start to 2013. In the first quarter, both the number and volume of mergers and acquisitions fell sharply, with no major deals being struck.
The food retailing industry will undergo dramatic changes by 2025. In a joint effort, KPMG and the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute have drawn up some theories on future trends and scenarios in this sector.
White-collar crime causes significant losses at Swiss enterprises. While theft and embezzlement cause the greatest costs at Swiss SMEs, large corporations are hit heaviest by the theft and misuse of data.
KPMG has acquired BrainNet, one of the world’s leading consulting firms in the area of purchasing and supply chain management. As of 1 February 2013, BrainNet became part of Management Consulting at KPMG in Switzerland.
In Switzerland both the number of cases as well as the total loss incurred as a result of white-collar crimes dropped slightly in 2012 compared to the previous year. A strong increase was seen, however, in the total loss caused by management staff.
Philipp Rickert, who has enjoyed success as Head of Audit Financial Services since 2011, is to join the Executive Committee of KPMG Switzerland with effect from 1 February 2013.
Compared to the previous year, 2012 brought an increase in both the number and particularly the value of mergers and acquisitions with Swiss involvement.
KPMG is strengthening its market presence in Central Switzerland and opened a new client office in the heart of Lucerne on 10 January.
Many of the private banks under strong pressure to change have insufficient returns on equity, have not sustainably reduced costs and report a weaker cost/income ratio.
With revenues practically on a par with the previous year (CHF 429.4 million, -0.1 percent), KPMG Switzerland defied the difficult market environment and achieved a robust result.
The most important investor groups expect prices for real estate investments in the residential segment to increase slightly over the next 12 months. For commercial property, however, a trend reversal is apparent.
The third quarter of 2012 brought a slight drop in both the volume and number of M&A transactions compared to the same period of the previous year.
Jürg Birri will be taking charge of Legal at KPMG in German-speaking Switzerland with effect from 1 October 2012.
In spite of the fragile economic situation, the number of mergers and acquisitions involving Swiss companies only declined slightly during the first half of 2012.
Ulrich Amberg is taking over as Head of IT Advisory at KPMG Switzerland. Amberg has extensive, international experience in the area of IT advisory and auditing.
The increasingly individualistic nature of consumer habits also has consequences for the chocolate market. This opens up new opportunities for the chocolate industry, as a KPMG report shows.
A team of researchers at ETH Zurich has succeeded in developing a new approach to treating insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. For their work, the researchers have received a KPMG’s Inspiration Grant.
Complex, systemic risks are on the rise. Correspondingly, the demands on companies regarding how risks are handled at the organizational level are also increasing.
In 2011, four Swiss companies succeeded in strengthening their position in a challenging market with some outstanding transactions. Each has been presented with a Swiss M&A Award by an expert jury.
In the first quarter of 2012, the volume of M&A transactions saw a marked increase on the same period in 2011.
On 16 March 2012, the partners of KPMG in Switzerland reached a decision on the successor to Hubert Achermann, who is handing over his office as Senior Partner for reasons of age.
The Swiss Chemical Society has awarded the “Sandmeyer Award 2012 – sponsored by KPMG” to a research team from Solvias.
An international study carried out by KPMG and the University of St. Gallen shows that a high level of regulatory and cost pressure is forcing private banks to adopt new business models and clear client segmentation.
Both the number of cases and the total amount of losses as a result of white-collar crime clearly rose in 2011 in comparison with the previous year.
KPMG’s “M&A Yearbook Edition 2012” reveals that the number of mergers and acquisitions in Switzerland during 2011 increased by 20.6% to 316 (2010: 262 deals). At the same time, the overall volume of the transactions declined by 14.9% to USD 74.5 billion.
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