Grant Thornton Feed: Corporate finance Keep informed, subscribe to our feed and get our latest updates. 2011-11-16T12:00:00-05:00 Grant Thornton Canada http://www.grantthornton.ca Growing your business through acquisition urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-Growing_your_business_May2013_electronic.pdf 2013-05-29T12:03:20-05:00 As the global economy is beginning to rebound from the recent|,|economic downturn, businesses around the world are looking|,|to grow. But, simply looking to grow the bottom line is not|,|enough anymore. As a business owner, you want to take a|,|more holistic approach to growth—identifying new business|,|opportunities, extending existing customer relationships and/or|,|improving internally. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/Growing_your_business_May2013_electronic.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International business report 2012—Cross-border mergers and acquisitions: building momentum urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-GTI-IBR-MA-08-17-12.pdf 2012-08-17T16:27:51-05:00 Canada stands out amongst mature economies in anticipated merger and acquisitions (M&A)|,|activity over the next three years according to research from the latest Grant Thornton International|,|Business Report (IBR). The results from the 2012 report show that 42% of Canadian businesses|,|surveyed said they plan to grow through acquisition. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/GTI-IBR-MA-08-17-12.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International Business Report 2011—Mergers and acquisitions: global prospects for growth urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-Grant_Thornton_IBR_MA_Report_2011_Canada.pdf 2011-08-31T11:08:14-05:00 Privately held business: Backed by stronger credit and equity markets going into 2011, privately held businesses (PHBs)show renewed confidence about|,|their M&A plans as the global economy gradually emerges from the downturn. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/Grant_Thornton_IBR_MA_Report_2011_Canada.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International Business Report 2010—global sector trends urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-IBR_2010_manufacturing_focus.pdf 2010-12-17T16:33:12-05:00 Manufacturing: The manufacturing sectors of many economies|,|across the globe have led the recovery from the|,|deepest recession since World War II. The collapse|,|of world trade, a lack of access to credit and|,|declining consumer confidence saw demand|,|plummet across the sector, but in recent months|,|output and orders have increased dramatically. Privately held businesses in the sector are markedly|,|more confident about their current prospects|,|compared to this time last year. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/IBR_2010_manufacturing_focus.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International Business Report 2010—global sector trends urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-IBR_2010_retail.pdf 2010-12-17T16:23:25-05:00 Retail: The retail industry suffered during the global economic downturn as declining GDP growth and falling personal disposable income hit retail sales. Having slowed down in 2008, global non-food retail sales growth contracted in 2009 as fears over fiscal austerity measures and unemployment impacted on consumer confidence. The outlook for this sector is a changing business environment, in both the short and the longer-term. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/IBR_2010_retail.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> One solution doesn’t have to mean one strategy. urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-One_solution_doesnt_mean_one_strategy_2010.pdf 2010-08-11T09:54:59-05:00 A Grant Thornton LLP white paper for manufacturing and distribution that discusses working both sides of the equation—financial and operational—for a more holistic approach to securing the health of your business. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/One_solution_doesnt_mean_one_strategy_2010.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International Business Report 2010 – Mergers and aquisitions urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-IBR_2010_mergers_and_aquisitions.pdf 2010-06-15T13:08:05-05:00 Mergers and acquisitions: prospects for global recovery. While privately held businesses around the globe are naturally cautious about their M&A plans for 2010 given the challenging economic conditions and difficulty in raising debt finance they experienced in 2009, there are some encouraging signs for the future. Despite the challenging conditions, a substantial proportion of entrepreneurial firms still want to grow through M&A. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/IBR_2010_mergers_and_aquisitions.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International Business Report 2010. Emerging markets: leading the way urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-IBR_Emerging_Markets_report_2010.pdf 2010-05-05T09:42:30-05:00 This edition of the International Business Report 2010 focuses on the importance of the emerging markets to the|,|world economy, specifically highlighting |,|their investment opportunies to businesses worldwide. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/IBR_Emerging_Markets_report_2010.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International Business Report 2009—Global overview urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-IBR_PHB_2009_global_overview.pdf 2009-08-11T15:05:32-05:00 Privately held businesses: the lifeblood of the global economy. The IBR 2009 global overview provides a complete summary of this year's IBR survey results, which focused on a variety of research topics including mergers and acquisitions, business planning, succession and raising finance. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/IBR_PHB_2009_global_overview.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International business report - Mergers and acquisitions: looking beyond the global downturn. urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-IBR_2009_Mergers_and acquisitions.pdf 2009-04-14T15:59:42-05:00 International business report - Mergers and acquisitions: looking beyond the global downturn. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/IBR_2009_Mergers_and acquisitions.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Mergers and acquisitions: looking beyond the global downturn. urn:uuid:-resources-insights-IBR reports-IBR_2009_Mergers_and acquisitions.pdf 2009-04-14T15:51:59-05:00 Mergers and acquisitions:|,|looking beyond the global downturn. International Business Report 2009 <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/IBR reports/IBR_2009_Mergers_and acquisitions.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> urn:uuid:-resources-insights-mips-Corporate Finance-Is private equity right for your family.pdf 2009-03-12T16:27:48-05:00 In an era where increasing numbers of family business owners will be looking to partially or fully divest their ownership in firms they or a family member founded, more private equity firms may decide to explore investments in family-owned businesses. Business owners should know the right questions to ask. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/mips/Corporate Finance/Is private equity right for your family.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> urn:uuid:-resources-insights-articles-Is private equity right for your family.pdf 2009-03-12T15:28:57-05:00 In an era where increasing numbers of family business owners will be looking to partially or fully divest their ownership in firms they or a family member founded, more private equity firms may decide to explore investments in family-owned businesses. Business owners should know the right questions to ask. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/articles/Is private equity right for your family.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> IFRS: example interim consolidated financial statements 2009 urn:uuid:-resources-insights-publications-GTI_Example_Interim_Consolidated_Financial_Statements_2009.pdf 2009-02-03T11:41:21-05:00   <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/publications/GTI_Example_Interim_Consolidated_Financial_Statements_2009.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> IFRS News - January 2009 urn:uuid:-resources-insights-publications-GTI IFRS News January 2009.pdf 2009-01-30T16:43:15-05:00 The January 2009 edition of IFRS News from the Grant Thornton International IFRS team concentrates on the effects of the credit crisis on financial reporting – both for the IASB and companies applying IFRSs. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/publications/GTI IFRS News January 2009.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a>