Providing assurance on key financial work streams associated with transactions.

Our Transactions team leads on key financial reporting work streams in debt and Equity Capital Market (ECM) transactions. We work closely with cross-service line teams to deliver transactional expertise to the highest level of quality, including Historical Financial Information (HFI), Pro Forma, Financial Positions and Prospects (FPP) and comfort packages.

Reporting Accountant

Our Transactions team provides the highest quality of assurance on various key financial reporting work streams associated with IPOs, class transaction and debt issues:

Historical Financial Information (HFI)

The HFI underpins the transaction and is the track-record investors look to in making their assessment of the business. The track record can reflect multiple complexities, including GAAP transitions, the implications of carve-outs and acquisitions in the track record period, all of which require a broad range of expertise to manage effectively. We will provide all of the assurance required in relation to your HFI, in order to issue of a reporting accountants opinion.

Financial Positons and Prospects (FPP)

At the point of IPO, a company have established procedures that provide a reasonable basis to make proper judgements as to your financial position and prospects. Our Transactions team is made up of FPP specialists who can provide attest services, ensuring that regulatory requirements are met at the point of IPO.


We have also developed a market-leading approach to the delivery of bond comfort packages. We have a market-leading approach to the delivery of ICMA-style bonds, and collaborate closely with our Global Capital Markets Group on issuances, which are open to US investors under S144a regulations. Our approach is tried and tested and we are capable of leading on these financial work streams whilst working with your banking and legal advisers to deliver a transaction.

Other areas

We also bring our expertise to bear in IPO readiness and IPO assist transactions, two areas led by our Corporate Finance colleagues outside of the regulatory ring fence. As such we are able to bring our market-leading team and approach to collaborate on broader transactions and support you throughout the transaction lifecycle.

To find out more about our Transaction team and service offerings, please get in touch with our experts below.

Key contacts

Tim Grogan

Tim Grogan


Tim is a Transactions Assurance Partner and leads the Regional Public Interest Assurance business. He has over 19 years’ experience across a variety of sectors and organisations both locally and inter... More