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TA Associates invests in LIST SpA

TA Associates said Jan. 15 that it invested in LIST SpA. Financial terms weren’t announced LIST, of Pisa, Italy, provides trading and compliance software solutions and infrastructural services to financial institutions. Latham & Watkins LLP provided legal counsel and KPMG served as financial adviser to TA Associates. Nctm Studio Legale provided legal counsel and Studio MCCR served as financial adviser to LIST SpA. PRESS RELEASE TA Associates Announces Investment in LIST S.p.A.   BOSTON and PISA,...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Boston, Trends, United States, Malaysia, Italy, Kpmg, Ta, Pisa, United Kingdom Spain, Pisa Italy, PE Deals, TA Associates, Latham Watkins LLP, TA Associates TA Associates


What to Expect in 2019: HR Trends

By Rieva Lesonsky Most of us small business owners start the new year with mixed emotions. We’re hopeful and optimistic about growing our businesses, yet with anxious about all the challenges we know we’ll face. To find out what lies ahead, I’ve collected a number of tips, predictions and advice from people in the know. We’ll be exploring general consumer, financial and economic trends, as well as what to expect in the fields of marketing, technology, retail, HR and money. We also have contribut...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Siri, Management, United States, Deloitte, Kpmg, Oasis, Jason, Alexa, Cto, Manta, Right Now, Rob Wilson, Jason Fried


UK: When Can A Private Body Be Amenable To Judicial Review? - Gowling WLG

The Court of Appeal recently upheld the decision of the Divisional Court and agreed, in R (Holmcroft Properties Ltd v KPMG LLP, that KPMG was not amenable to judicial review when acting as an independent reviewe
Tags: UK, News, Court of appeal, Kpmg, KPMG LLP, Divisional Court, Holmcroft Properties Ltd


Is high street music dead? HMV collapse into administration – again

The UK’s biggest music retailer are struggling to keep up as music goes digital going into administration after clawing their way out of it 5 years ago. It’s a sign of the times – the high street is slowly dying as Netflix and Amazon replaces DVD shops, digital music services replace record shops and Amazon replaces every other shop. After high street retail suffered the biggest Christmas slump yet and the “worst year on record” for sales in 2018, the UK’s biggest physical music retailer HMV h...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, UK, Digital, Sales, HMV, Netflix, Retail, Streaming, Kpmg, High Street, Apple Music, Administration, Industry News, Will Wright


Interview: The Automotive-Fueled Retail Trends Poised To Reshape The Consumer Experience In 2019

KPMG industrial manufacturing expert discusses how bots, autonomous deliveries and 'must-go' experiences will start to reshape the shopping landscape this yea
Tags: Trends, Kpmg


HMV Falls Into Administration, Yet Again

Legendary UK music and entertainment retailer HMV has fallen into administration again. Administration is the British equivalent of bankruptcy protection. The 97-year-old company, which accounts for nearly a third of all physical music sales in the UK and nearly a quarter of all DVD sales according to The Guardian, last experienced financial troubles back in 2013 at which time it was rescued by restructuring firm Hilco. Now, insolvency experts from the accountancy firm KPMG have been a...
Tags: Music, UK, HMV, Kpmg, Music Business, Indie Labels, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Hilco, Retail & Vinyl, HMV Falls Into Administration Yet Again


HMV, One of UK's Largest Retailers of CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays, Calls in Administrators For Second Time in Six Years

Retron shares a report: Music retailer HMV has confirmed it is calling in KPMG as administrators. The move, the second in six years, involves 2,200 staff at 125 stores. Owners Hilco, which took the company out of its first administration in 2013, blamed a "tsunami" of retail challenges, including business rate levels and the move to digital. It said the stores would continue to trade while negotiations were held with major suppliers and it looked for buyers. Paul McGowan, executive chairman of H...
Tags: UK, Tech, HMV, Kpmg, Paul McGowan, Hilco Capital, Owners Hilco


HMV, UK’s Biggest Music Retailer, Enters Bankruptcy For Second Time In Six Years

The chain, which has appointed administrators from KPMG, has been wallopped by online sales and streaming; it had an unusually weak Christmas shopping season this year. Customers with HMV gift cards are being warned to use them right away. — BBC
Tags: Art, Music, HMV, Kpmg, 12.28.18, HMV UK


HMV enters administration for second time in six years

The company appoints KPMG as administrators putting 2,200 jobs at risk.
Tags: News, HMV, Kpmg


New e-commerce restrictions in India just ruined Christmas for Amazon and Walmart

The Indian government is playing the role of festive party pooper for Walmart and Amazon after it announced new regulations that look set to impede the U.S. duo’s efforts to grow their businesses in India. Online commerce in the country is tipped to surpass $100 billion per year by 2022 up from $35 billion today as more Indians come online, according to a report co-authored by PwC. But 2019 could be a very different year after an update to the country’s policy for foreign direct investment (F...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Asia, Business, India, Marketing, Tech, Walmart, E-commerce, Ceo, Smartphone, United States, Xiaomi, Retail, Online Sales, Online Payments


Corruption in South Africa: A Guide to Our Recent Reporting

South Africa’s corruption scandals have upended the country’s view of their governing party, the African National Congress, threatening decades of power.
Tags: News, South Africa, Kpmg, African National Congress, Eskom, Politics And Government, McKinsey & Co, Gupta Family


Morning Coffee: BofA CEO acknowledges strategic mistake. KPMG’s harsh new policy

Brian Moynihan admitted the bank "got a bit too careful," but maybe not in area some were expecting.
Tags: Analysis, Insight, Kpmg, Brian Moynihan, News &, BofA


KPMG to fine staff £100 for late time sheets

Accounting firm says penalties will come out of employees’ bonusesKPMG has angered UK staff by threatening them with £100 fines if they submit their paperwork late.The accounting firm said it would impose the penalties if staff were late to file their time sheets, which record how long employees spend on tasks. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, UK, UK News, Financial Sector, Kpmg, Accountancy


Gamelearn closes $5M Series A to develop video games for corporate training

Gamelearn, which develops video games to deliver corporate training, has scored $5 million in Series A funding. Participating in the new financing round is previous backer Kibo Ventures, along with Oak3Capital, All Iron Ventures, UL Invest, and Inveready. The Madrid-based startup says that will use the new capital to boost the company’s production of “serious games” and reinforce its international presence. It currently has customer base of 2,000 clients, spanning 50 countries. Those clients inc...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Kpmg, Learning Management Systems, Kibo Ventures, Gamelearn, Oak3Capital All Iron Ventures UL Invest, Inveready The Madrid, LG Thyssen Krupp, Merck Co Founded, Ibrahim Jabary Mai Apraiz, Eduardo Monfort, Mai Apraiz


Consulting faces a digital reset

Disruption creates opportunity. In the challenges to our cherished business models and organisational norms there is the requirement to act.The burning bridge beneath our feet prompts us to make significant and often rapid movement. Just such a moment has arrived for the consulting world.Platforms enhanced by AI are making application development, business process engineering and customer management all things a business can now do for itself - shifting the role of technology consulting. (in la...
Tags: Publishing, UK, Disruption, Digital, US, Consulting, Kpmg, Big Four, Platforms, Enron, David Cushman, Cap Gemini, Digital First


YFM exits British performance sports apparel brand Gill

YFM Equity Partners has sold its stake in Gill, a British performance sports apparel brand, to the Myers family office and Pop Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE 8 December 2018: YFM Equity Partners has sold its stake in Gill Marine Holdings Limited (“Gill”) for an undisclosed sum to the Myers family office, working in conjunction with Pop Capital, a specialist brand investor. Gill, the iconic British performance apparel brand, has more than 40 years of heritage in designi...
Tags: UK, US, Trends, Today, Financial Conduct Authority, Pwc, Sheffield, Kpmg, Company, Myers, Gill, PE Deals, Financo, YFM, YFM Equity Partners, Leeds London Manchester Birmingham


Apex taps Tuffuor as head of PE business development for Americas

Apex Group Ltd has named Emmanuel Tuffuor as head of private equity business development for the Americas and global head of tax. Previously, he worked at KPMG where he was a partner. PRESS RELEASE New York, December 17, 2018 — Apex Group Ltd. (“Apex”) announced today that Emmanuel Tuffuor has joined as Head of Private Equity Business Development for the Americas and Global Head of Tax, supporting the Group in developing its private equity offering in North America in addition to building out it...
Tags: New York, Americas, Global, US, Trends, People, Kpmg, North America, Group, KPMG LLP, Emmanuel, Rothstein Kass, Apex, Apex Group Ltd, Americas Having, Tuffuor


Ex-CFO of failed bank BES sues Bank of Portugal, KPMG for $4.9 bln

Banco Espirito Santo's former finance director is suing the Bank of Portugal and KPMG, demanding they pay the state 4.3 billion euros ($4.9 billion) for allegedly falsifying its accounts before the bank's 2014 collapse.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Kpmg, Bes, Bank of Portugal, Banco Espirito Santo, Bank of Portugal KPMG


YFM divests stake in Mangar Health to Winncare Group

YFM Equity Partners has sold its stake in Mangar Health Limited, a maker of inflatable bathing and lifting devices, to Winncare Group Ltd. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE 14 December 2018: YFM Equity Partners (YFM) has sold its stake in Mangar Health Limited for an undisclosed sum to Winncare Group Ltd, a leading French medical device company, delivering a 2.7x return to investors. Mangar Health designs, manufactures and supplies inflatable bathing and lifting devices, which pro...
Tags: UK, Trends, Healthcare, Yorkshire, M&a, Kpmg, Craig, America Canada, VCT PLC, YFM, YFM Equity Partners, YFM Equity Partners YFM, James Buckley, Mangar Health to Winncare Group, Mangar Health Limited, Winncare Group Ltd


5 Common Digital Marketing Data & Analytics Challenges and How to Start Solving Them

The volume and velocity of the data at our fingertips today has the power to transform the way we do marketing . Armed with the right data about our target audience, we can reach them at the right time, in the right place, with the best tailored messages. Given the deluge of marketing messages inundating consumers and B2B buyers at every moment, it’s critical that your marketing messages be the most relevant in order to break through the clutter. However, many of us still aren’t using ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Seo, Google Analytics, Kpmg, Digital Marketing, Lee Odden, Data Driven Marketing, Forrester Consulting, Microsoft IBM, Digital Marketing Data Challenges, Common Digital Marketing Data amp, Analytics Challenges, Better Data Informed Content Marketer Challenge, Common Digital Marketing Data Analytics Challenges


Winning the RFP business: a case study

Years ago I did a Buying Facilitation® program for a now-defunct group at KPMG. Before working with this team, they were using 2-4 people, spending between $500,000 and $1,000,000, and spending weeks creating large, glorious presentations to woo and wow the prospects as part of their proposal responses. They won 20% of the business. That means, they wasted 80% of their time (and either had to hire more people to make up the slack, or not have enough consultants to deliver and close real busines...
Tags: Business, Sales, Dave, Kpmg, RFP, Buying Facilitation®, Sharon Drew Morgen, Sharon Drew, Proposal, Arthur Anderson, What is Buying Facilitation®, Faciliative Questions


2019 LPGA schedule boasts new events, record-setting prize money

The 2019 LPGA schedule has been announced, and there's a lot for the tour to look forward to. Over the course of the season, over $70 million in prize money will be available to win, which is over $5 million more than last year. Three other majors, the ANA Inspiration, the KPMG Women's PGA Championship and the Evian Championship all have increased purses for 2019.
Tags: News, Golf, Kpmg


The skills you need on your CV when you’re applying to the Big Four

You want to work for KPMG, EY, PWC, or Deloitte? This is what it helps to consider when you're putting your CV together.
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ALM Appraises Threat from Big Four’s “Trojan Horse”

In an article published recently on The American Lawyer, writer Dan Packel reports that this year, “For the first time, PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG seized four of the top five spots on [the U.K. consultancy Acritas’s] list of global alternative brands, in a survey of general counsel at heavyweight international businesses.” Packel points out that the attainment of this milestone follows several years of “concerted push” on the part of the accounting firms, who had earlier been discouraged from en...
Tags: Pwc, Deloitte, Kpmg, Ey, Big Four, PwC Deloitte EY, Dan Packel, Acritas, Legal Services And Accounting Firms, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Joe Andrew, The Legal Profession, Accounting Firms And The Law, Dentons global chairman Dan Andrews, Packel


Fonterra changes auditor to KMPG

Fonterra said it would change its auditor to KMPG from PriceWaterhouseCoopers.The co-op said that following a formal request for proposal process for external audit services, Fonterra had recommended KPMG be appointed as its new... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Kpmg, Fonterra, KMPG


Fonterra changes auditor to KPMG

Fonterra said it would change its auditor to KMPG from PriceWaterhouseCoopers.The co-op said that following a formal request for proposal process for external audit services, Fonterra had recommended KPMG be appointed as its new... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Kpmg, Fonterra, KMPG


New Bioenergy Australia State of the Nation report shows A$5 billion opportunity

In Australia, Bioenergy Australia has released the Bioenergy State of the Nation Report (produced in collaboration with KPMG). The first state-of-the-nation assessment of the sector identifies Australia’s significant bioenergy opportunity and provides a criteria for kick-starting Australia’s bioenergy economy. The opportunity for Australia is significant and multi-faceted, offering a A$3.5 billion-A$5 billion investment opportunity, mostly in regional economies, which the Australian government i...
Tags: Australia, Victoria, Kpmg, Producer News, Butler, Queensland New South Wales, Bioenergy Australia, New Bioenergy Australia State of the Nation, Australia Bioenergy Australia, Hon Mark Butler


KPMG announces who will get its Gupta earnings

KPMG says it will be distributing the money it earned in fees from Gupta-related entities to civil society organisations
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This futuristic car could solve a multibillion-dollar problem facing Amazon, Walmart, and Target

The company behind Walmart's pickup towers has developed a self-driving car that delivers packages to homes and businesses.  The car uses a robotic arm to place the packages in pickup lockers outside homes and businesses. Eventually, it will be able to deliver to mailboxes and pickup towers as well.  Autonomous delivery could be a boon for retailers, which have seen shipping costs balloon in recent years. The company behind Walmart's pickup towers has developed a self-driving car that could...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Trends, Walmart, Ford, Estonia, Kpmg, Kroger, Mckinsey, Lotte, Amazon Walmart, Cleveron, Arno Kutt


An army of 1 million self-driving delivery robots could flood the streets by 2040 as Americans' ferocious appetite for on-demand delivery surges

As delivery becomes cheaper because of autonomous vehicles, the need for personal shopping trips could get cut in half, KPMG estimates. To fill the gap, however, one million robots could take to the street to deliver everything from pizza to groceries.  The consulting firm envisions local "islands" where the technology can start, with different options for each geographic area based on the market.  Self-driving cars might allow you to get out of driving across town to Costco, but it doesn't m...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Walmart, Ford, Kpmg, Costco, Gary Silberg, Silberg, Lego Bugatti Chiron