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Asset swap deals are a game changer for the pharma industry, says KPMG

Chris Stirling, global head of KPMG’s life sciences practice, comments on plans by Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline to engage in a multibillion-dollar asset swap deal.
Modified date: 23/04/2014
Press release
 

Retail Bonds – an alternative funding source

Raising funds in the retail bond market allows companies to diversify funding sources to reduce reliance on current lenders or develop a new strategic financing base where concerns may exist as regards the longer term outlook for capital markets.
Modified date: 19/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Administrators appointed to sit-up Limited

Will Wright and Allan Graham from KPMG’s Restructuring practice were today appointed joint administrators to sit-up Limited, the digital broadcaster behind Price Drop and Bid TV
Modified date: 17/04/2014
Press release
 

MF Global UK - Creditors and clients: claims process, letters, updates and FAQs

Letters and information for creditors and clients
Modified date: 15/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

MF Global UK special administration

The latest updates from the special administrators of MF Global UK Limited
Modified date: 15/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Administrators appointed to drug, alcohol and paternity testing companies

Paul Flint and Brian Green from KPMG’s Restructuring practice were appointed joint administrators to Screensafe UK Limited, Trimega Laboratories Limited and Ingemino Testing Services Limited on 7th April 2014
Modified date: 09/04/2014
Press release
 

Insolvency regime reform is an opportunity for the UK to improve on its world class position, according to KPMG

In response to the government’s consultation on the insolvency regime, KPMG has welcomed the opportunity to evolve existing regulation but also raised concerns about unintended consequences of change in practice.
Modified date: 27/03/2014
Press release
 

sit-up Limited creditors vote ‘yes’ to CVA

The creditors of sit-up Limited, the digital broadcaster behind Price Drop and Bid TV, have today voted overwhelmingly through the proposed company voluntary arrangement (CVA), which will enable the business to restructure its fixed cost-base.
Modified date: 18/03/2014
Press release
 

MF Global UK – Important documents

Important documents relating to the Special Administration of MF Global UK
Modified date: 07/03/2014
Business and industry issue
 

UK M&A completions remain low – but mid-market set to spearhead recovery, says KPMG

The figures also show that the number of transactions completed in Q4 2013 decreased when compared with the previous quarter, and the same quarter of the previous year (Q4 2012).
Modified date: 05/03/2014
Press release
 

Surprise corporate distress wobble as administration appointments rise by a fifth

The latest statistics from the Insolvency Service for Q4 2013 have shown administration appointments rise by 18 percent, with the real estate sector seeing appointments increase by 57 percent.
Modified date: 07/02/2014
Press release
 

Companies struggle to rebalance pricing and profitability post-recession

KPMG recently completed its 2013 UK pricing survey, which examines pricing trends across 200 of the UK’s biggest companies
Modified date: 30/01/2014
Press release
 

Corporate finance community risk deals collapsing unless cyber security is ramped up

KPMG responds to the publication of a report highlighting cyber security weaknesses in the world of corporate finance transactions
Modified date: 29/01/2014
Press release
 

KPMG appointed liquidators over InShops Centres Limited

Paul Flint and Brian Green of KPMG were appointed Joint Liquidators to InShops Centres Limited
Modified date: 29/01/2014
Press release
 

Restless investors start to turn up the pressure for M&A, says KPMG

Double digit increase in confidence, coupled with rise in market caps, creates impetus for corporates to hit the acquisition trail
Modified date: 27/01/2014
Press release
 

MF Global UK - Client Asset Distribution Plan

On 29 June 2012, the Special Administrators published the Client Asset Distribution Plan.
Modified date: 24/01/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Administrators appointed to Arden Precision Limited

Will Wright and Mark Orton of KPMG’s Restructuring practice have been appointed joint administrators to Arden Precision Limited on 19 December 2013
Modified date: 19/12/2013
Press release
 

M&A activity in media sector likely to improve in 2014

The improving economic outlook, the quickening pace of convergence and continuing structural challenges are likely to stimulate M&A activity in the media sector in 2014, predicts David Elms, Head of Media at KPMG.
Modified date: 18/12/2013
Press release
 

KPMG launches its first investment fund: KPMG Capital

KPMG today announced the formation of KPMG Capital, a new wholly owned global investment fund that will invest primarily in data and analytics businesses via strategic acquisitions, technology partnerships and other data and analytics capabilities.
Modified date: 18/12/2013
Press release
 

Green power 2012: The KPMG renewable energy M&A report

KPMG’s annual overview of M&A activity provides insight on changes and trends in the renewable energy sector
Modified date: 18/12/2013
Benchmarking study
 

English & American Insurance Company’s scheme administrators announce increase in scheme payment percentage to 48%

The scheme payment percentage for English & American Insurance Company Limited (“EAIC”) has been increased from 45% to 48%, effective from 11th December 2013.
Modified date: 13/12/2013
Press release
 

MF Global UK - Employees

Information for employees of MF Global UK Limited (in special administration)
Modified date: 04/12/2013
Business and industry issue
 

The 10% profit opportunity

This report outlines the importance of a clear pricing strategy and disciplined pricing policy, and investing in pricing capabilities.
Modified date: 29/11/2013
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG sells Menzies Hotels Group to Topland Group

The business and assets of 12 hotels and the operating platform of the Menzies Hotels Group have been sold to the Topland Group.
Modified date: 29/11/2013
Press release
 

Administrators appointed to New Career Skills Limited

Allan Graham and Jane Moriarty from KPMG’s restructuring practice were appointed Joint Administrators to New Career Skills Limited, a provider of ‘career-change’ plumbing and electrical courses, on 28th November 2013.
Modified date: 29/11/2013
Press release
 

Achieving growth in the automotive sector

With many companies struggling to access growth in traditional home markets, overseas joint ventures can offer a solution.
Modified date: 06/11/2013
Business and industry issue; Video
 

Growth and Risk from Joint Ventures

Dr Marc van Grondelle discusses the findings of the latest KPMG Business Leaders Agenda survey, focusing on what these results mean for Joint Ventures and the challenges that businesses need to be aware of.
Modified date: 29/10/2013
Business and industry issue; Video
 

Frequently Asked Questions: rejection of client money, creditor and client asset claims

Frequently Asked Questions - rejection of client money, creditor and client asset claims
Modified date: 08/10/2013
Business and industry issue
 

Avenue Capital Group acquires student accommodation portfolio from administrators of Opal companies

The administrators of five companies of the Opal Group have completed a sale of the properties to the global investment firm, Avenue Capital Group
Modified date: 04/10/2013
Press release
 

KPMG sells Retail Supply Group Ltd to Greenpac (Europe) Limited via ‘pre- pack administration’

The business and assets of Retail Supply Group Limited, the Coleshill-based supplier of plastic bags and packaging to the retail industry, have been sold to Greenpac (Europe) Limited via a pre-pack administration.
Modified date: 01/10/2013
Press release
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