M&A Around the World

October 18, 2017By Gaurav Malhotra

Global M&A activity saw an increase in 2017.  We are fortunate to members of MSI Global Alliance.  Through this association we can provide our clients access to 250 law and accounting firms around the world.  Our member firms are actively working in advising businesses on both sides of the transactions.  Here is the latest M&A newsletter from our association. (more…)

Audits Don’t Appear to Be a M&A Prerequisite Anymore

September 25, 2017By Gaurav Malhotra

We have had the busiest year in our firm’s history performing Quality of Earnings (Q of E) services.  We have worked for Private Equity Firms, Search Funds, sellers, and businesses looking to raise capital.  Certainly, the level of activity in the market has increased.  In addition to that I think that the market is favoring the segment we work in- Middle Market.  Until last year most buyers demanded 2-3 years of audited financials before considering a target. (more…)

Jim Thomas – Building L.A.

February 22, 2017By Lucas Horsfall

Years before he worked with some of the tallest athletes in pro sports as owner of the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise, Jim Thomas helped develop the then-tallest building in Los Angeles, the Library Tower. (more…)

Tax Return Due Dates are Changing

January 31, 2017By Lucas Horsfall

As we get ready for the 2017 filing season there is hope that next year will be better.   Generally for 2016 tax year returns the due dates for partnership returns were accelerated and due dates for C-Corporations pushed back.   As partnerships became more complex, more and more taxpayers filed extensions while they waited to the K-1 forms to arrive. (more…)

River LA – Flowing Through LA Again

November 8, 2016By Lucas Horsfall

Beneath all that cement, a 51-mile river is waiting to flow through the heart of Los Angeles. As part of our quarterly Breakfast Roundtable sessions, on Nov. 9, 2016 we invited Eli Kaufman to inform our invited guests about the hopeful future of the L.A. River. (more…)