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  • Flash Report

    February 12, 2021
    According to Harvard Business Review research, 70-90% of M&A deals fail. Poor planning and execution at all stages of the deal (the deal zone, transaction zone, and post-close zone) contribute significantly to this high failure rate. Further, Protiviti research has shown that the most common mistakes an organisation can make during a transaction include improper planning, poor due diligence,…
  • Podcast

    September 20, 2021
    It has been an active, and often wild, ride in the IPO market over the past year. After a slow period during the heart of the initial COVID-19 crisis, market activity has reignited at a blistering pace, driven by optimism in the global economy and the emergence of special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, among other factors. There’s ample excitement right now about IPOs, but there also…
  • Podcast

    June 27, 2024
    In this episode of Powerful Insights, we talk about all things around readiness for an initial public offering, or IPO. And spoiler alert, there is a lot to address: accounting, financial reporting, cybersecurity, and even ESG and climate reporting.
  • Newsletter

    April 20, 2021
    In today’s complex mergers and acquisitions environment, even the most successful private equity firms must continuously stay up to task when it comes to building their M&A capabilities. Intense competition, increased regulatory scrutiny and rising litigation risks are just a few reasons private equity firms and portfolio companies must invest in the right talent, processes and tools to…
  • Newsletter

    October 22, 2021
    From geopolitical, regulatory and policy risks to disruptive technology and cyberattacks to fraud, workplace violence and lawsuits, today’s private equity firms must have embedded capabilities to address threats that vary in scope and severity and are emerging at ever-increasing speed. They must be adept at addressing risks far beyond unpredictable business cycles and volatile markets. 
  • Newsletter

    February 12, 2021
    Concern about the impact of government policies and regulations in response to COVID-19 is the No. 1 risk identified by directors and business executives across many industries. This insight is from our most recent top risk survey. Another survey we conducted last year, focused on technology risks, shows a deepening concern over cybersecurity and privacy issues, as well as regulatory compliance…
  • Whitepaper

    July 27, 2021
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  • Newsletter

    July 4, 2022
    As we head into the second half of 2022, it’s a volatile business climate in private equity. Inflation is on the rise, fueled by strong consumer demand. The labor market has stayed hot and unemployment levels low, with the gap between job openings and available candidates in the millions. PE deal activity and exits have slowed but they remain above longer-term trends. That said, public listings…
  • Podcast

    February 9, 2024
    Protiviti Australia’s Director Ruby Chen and Senior Director Rupesh Mahto sit down to talk to Nish Dharmaratne, Managing Director, Global Head of Product (Payments, Liquidity & Digital Solutions) at GTS, Westpac. In this interview, Dharmaratne discusses core payments, new payment solutions, cross-currency payments, corporate commercial cards, merchant acquiring, liquidity solutions, risk,…
  • Client Story

    May 26, 2023
    A global specialty insurance organisation had been growing rapidly through a roll-up strategy to position itself for an initial public offering (IPO). The acquisitions created multiple underwriting and policy management processes and systems that were hindering operational efficiency. Executive leadership understood that to achieve the highest equity valuation possible it would need to…