Deloitte Private Matters
December 2015 edition
In the latest edition of private matters you will find insightful Deloitte commentary on a wide variety of topics, including the results of our 2015 Private Business Report. This month, we also feature articles on measuring data quality and on directors’ duties under the Companies Act, among others.
At Deloitte Private, we understand that establishing, maintaining and growing a business in today’s challenging environment brings with it a whole range of complex issues. Private Matters focuses on the priorities of private companies, family businesses, individuals and not-for-profit organisations in Ireland.
In the September edition of Deloitte Private Matters, Tom Maguire outlined the main issues for each company type, under the Companies Act 2014. Now, Tara Keaney provides a useful summary of the duties and obligations of company directors under the new Act.
With a strong data analytics strategy, SMEs can grow their capability to enhance performance, incorporate fact-based insights and make more-effective decisions. Conor Murphy outlines the importance of quality data and highlights some key dimensions of data quality that deserve your focus.
Brian Cronin provides a high-level overview of the changes introduced in the Finance Bill 2015 that you should be aware of.
Over the lifecycle of any business, a valuation may be required for a number of different reasons, such as shareholder buyouts or buy-ins, estate planning, in preparation of a sale, etc. Linda Melady provides insightful commentary on the valuation process and the common approaches used to value private companies.
We have gathered valuable data and insights from Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs, through a survey of Irish businesses, which has helped us identify the most critical issues facing businesses in Ireland today. Our report identifies these critical issues and outlines a number of areas that we consider to be vital to the success of a company as it progresses through the various stages of its life cycle. Our report should assist entrepreneurs, shareholders and companies in both addressing the challenges and capitalising on the opportunities that currently exist.