Jnet is the bilingual newsletter of KPMG's U.S. Japanese Practice. Published since 1997, Jnet is issued quarterly to update you on audit, accounting, tax, and other business issues relevant to Japanese companies operating in the United States.
2016 M&A Outlook Survey
In pursuit of growth, executives are turning increasingly to mergers & acquisitions. In fact, 91 percent intend to initiate at least one acquisition in 2016, up significantly from 63 percent in 2014, according to KPMG’s 2016 M&A Outlook Survey.
The 2015 KPMG Forensic global survey of general counsel, compliance and risk officers shows that, although more than 70 percent of respondents have processes and systems in place to manage litigation and regulatory requests, there remain several opportunities for improvement that would help companies execute eDiscovery in a more efficient and cost-effective manner.
KPMG 2015 Global REFM Outsourcing Pulse Survey
KPMG LLP (KPMG) is pleased to release the findings from the 2015 edition of the global real estate and facilities management (REFM) outsourcing Pulse survey. The REFM outsourcing Pulse is a member of the KPMG Pulse family of surveys that provide insights into trends and projections in end-user organizations’ usage of global business services (GBS), or shared services, outsourcing, and third-party business and information technology (IT) services.
Managing Intangible Property of Japanese Multinational Companies in M&A Context
In recent years, Japanese multinational companies have been acquiring an increasing number of foreign companies or divisions of companies. Although the acquisition of existing foreign companies or business divisions has been an effective means for Japanese multinational companies to quickly expand their business into foreign and new markets, it has created difficulties related to integrating the management of the acquired foreign companies or business divisions. This article focuses on the management of intangible property (also referred as "intangibles") in the context of transfer pricing and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
In this section, we provide brief updates on regulatory developments in auditing and accounting that may impact Japanese companies in the United States.
In this section of Jnet, we provide brief updates on legislative, judicial, and administrative developments in tax that may impact Japanese companies operating in the United States.
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