Sarbanes Oxley 101 – Info Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, sponsored by US Senator Paul Sarbanes and US Representative Michael Oxley, represents the biggest change to federal securities laws in a long time. It came as a result of the large corporate financial scandals involving Enron, WorldCom, Global Crossing and Arthur Andersen. Effective in 2006, all publicly-traded companies are required to submit an annual report of the effectiveness of their internal accounting controls to the SEC.

Provisions of the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) detail criminal and civil penalties for noncompliance, certification of internal auditing, and increased financial disclosure. It affects public U.S. companies and non-U.S. companies with a U.S. presence. SOX is all about corporate governance and financial disclosure.

However, it can be confusing learning about the Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Act and what it means for your business. BCG will help you find the right Sarbanes Consultants and become better informed before contacting Sarbanes Oxley solution consultants.

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Our firm has an excellent understanding of the proper placement for an acquisition team. Our focus is to bring you the best IB on transactions in the $5 million to $100 million range.

An acquisition or merger may be a strategy for your company if: -Your company is growth-oriented and is seeking to consolidate a fragmented industry or achieve economies of scale to gain a leadership position. -The company desires to expand its product line, customer base, distribution network or geographic reach through the acquisition of a complementary business. -You wish to expand your business through vertical integration. -Your company wants to accelerate its growth by combining your services with a faster-growing business.

Services that Bull Consulting¹s network of Investment Bankers can provide to you regarding acquisitions/mergers: -Identify potential acquisition targets, and approach them on your behalf to determine their interest in pursuing a transaction. -Provide value-added insights into bid structuring / tactics. -Determine the value of the target asset and ensure you achieve optimal pricing. -Assess the impact of the acquisition on your financial performance and structure. -Act as primary liaison with the vendor and its advisers in securing additional information and conducting financial due diligence. -Advise you regarding the form, structure, terms and pricing of the acquisition. -Lead negotiations with the vendor and/or significant shareholders and co-ordinate your other advisers (legal counsel, auditors, etc.).

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Bull Consulting has established a wide network of lenders to assist stressed and distressed businesses. We are one of a small number of Consultancies who will offer out network of lenders to help save your company from the pitfalls of today¹s declining economy. Accordingly, we are able to offer and utilize the full breadth of our networks capabilities and expertise.

Bull Consulting¹s vast network of IB professionals have significant experience in:

  • Both Chapter 11 and out-of-court workouts (including pre-packaged, pre-arranged and pre-negotiated plans of reorganization)
  • Consensual and contested plans of reorganization
  • Sales of assets, divisions and companies inside distressed situations
  • Consent solicitations, exchange and tender offers
  • Acquisitions of distressed assets and companies in out-of-court transactions
  • Acquisitions of bankrupt assets and companies in both preemptive and auction environments



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