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In a perfect world, the best way to calculate CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) is by gaining full access to a company’s financial accounts, its financial staff and its executives. With this combination, you’ll be able to paint a good picture of the CAPEX necessary to keep the business running at its current levels of cash flow. However, often we must value companies prior to conducting formal due diligence and in these cases, we typically only have access to standard financial statements. This post discusses calculating CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) with access only to these statements. A few basics first:
Mergers & Acquisitions The volume of global M&A deals is down in 2008 as the credit market turmoil has stifled deal making activity. Emerging market and commodity activity remain buoyant and strategic deals are still being struck in key industry sectors.
Mergers and acquisitions (abbreviated M&A ) is an aspect of corporate strategy, corporate finance and management dealing with the buying, selling, dividing and combining of different companies and similar entities that can help an enterprise grow rapidly in its sector or location of origin, or a new field or new location, without creating a subsidiary, other child entity or using a joint venture. The distinction between a "merger" and an "acquisition" has become increasingly blurred in various respects (particularly in terms of the ultimate economic outcome), although it has not completely disappeared in all situations. [ edit ] Acquisition