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  • Communications accounting and regulatory trends: PwC
    webcast our panel discusses specific impacts the new revenue recognition standard will have on the communications sector including inherent challenges in implementing the standard in the current environment practical considerations as communication companies move toward implementation and more Communications Review As telcos go digital cybersecurity risks intensify 10 14 15 As telecoms pivot toward a more digital future they will very likely encounter entirely new types of cybersecurity risks to data and applications Entertainment Media and Communications Deal Insights Second quarter 2015 10 14 15 Deal volumes rebound from a sluggish start in 2015 and deal values reach their highest point in over two years PwC provides a summary of second quarter 2015 deal activity megadeal activity and an outlook for key sectors Assessing tax 2015 tax rate benchmarking study for entertainment media communications sectors 10 14 15 This 2015 entertainment media and communication EMC industry study provides data comparisons and insights for benchmarking your tax functions as they evaluate departmental strategy and performance Highlighted in our study is a special report titled Reputation risk or an opportunity for differentiation that explores the current uncertainty in the world of tax for EMC companies US Entertainment Media and Communications deal insights First quarter 2015 05 31 15 Overall deal value started strong in Q1 15 despite volume at its lowest point in two years Although it may be too soon to tell which direction deal volumes will trend in the remainder of 2015 we remain optimistic and expect M A will continue to be robust for the sector And with the abandonment of one transformative Cable deal rumors are swirling about potential deal partners In this issue PwC provides a summary of first quarter 2015 deal activity megadeal activity and an outlook for key sectors Navigating the FASB s new consolidation standard The impact on commercial and industrial companies webcast On demand CPE eligible 03 10 15 Our webcast provides insight into the impact FASB s new consolidation standard will have on commercial and industrial companies in the automotive communications entertainment media energy healthcare industrial products pharmaceuticals retail consumer transportation technology and utility industries Watch a replay or participate in the on demand CPE eligible version of this webcast Intersections Fourth quarter 2014 transportation logistics industry mergers and acquisitions analysis 02 23 15 Analysis of deal activity in 2014 revealed a lackluster year as M A volume and value remained near ten year lows Despite subdued performance we are cautiously optimistic regarding 2015 as advanced economies continue to recover and emerging and developing economies continue to grow Looking forward one key driver of improved activity across modes will likely be the decline in fuel costs globally We expect these prices to provide additional capital for more M A Mission control Fourth quarter 2014 aerospace and defense industry mergers and acquisitions analysis 02 22 15 Analysis of deal activity in 2014 revealed a significant improvement in transaction activity after a lackluster 2013 with a notable pickup in defense related transactions The total

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  • Energy & mining accounting and regulatory trends: PwC
    industry mergers and acquisitions analysis 02 02 16 Energy deals is PwC s quarterly analysis of merger and acquisition M A activity in the US oil and gas industry It provides an overview of the most recent M A results and our expectations for future deal activity Transaction Trends in Oil and Gas Full year M A update Webcast replay 01 28 16 In this recorded webcast we discuss the trends and drivers of oil and gas deal activity and capital market activity in 2015 Energy executive series Tax Function of the Future Webcast replay 01 13 16 In this recorded webcast we split our time discussing Legislative updates and delving deeper into the future of tax function Power and Utilities 2015 SEC comment letter trends 12 21 15 PwC s Power and Utilities Industry Group has developed this publication to assist management teams in understanding some of the SEC s current focus areas as well as other financial reporting hot topics SEC Comment Letter trends in the energy sector Webcast replay 12 02 15 In this recorded webcast we discuss SEC Comment Letter trends in the energy sector North American Power Deals Q3 2015 mergers acquisitions report 11 03 15 This quarter we saw a significant increase in value and volume as the cost of capital remained low and as strategic investors announced deals supporting current growth objectives and future capital deployment opportunities Transaction Trends in Oil and Gas Third quarter M A update Midstream megadeals and key sector trends Webcast replay 10 29 15 Third quarter oil gas deal activity was propelled by continuing activity in the midstream sector as well as equity commitments from Private Equity In this recorded webcast we discuss trends in oil and gas deals Energy Mining 2015 SEC comment letter and disclosure trends

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  • Entertainment & media accounting and regulatory trends: PwC
    in the current environment practical considerations as communication companies move toward implementation and more Revenue Recognition Technical update and readiness considerations for entertainment and media industries Webcast replay 12 03 15 Entertainment and media companies are facing many different challenges as they determine how to implement the new revenue standard In this webcast replay we share our insights on the latest developments related to the standard and potentially impacting your implementation efforts Entertainment Media and Communications Deal Insights Second quarter 2015 10 14 15 Deal volumes rebound from a sluggish start in 2015 and deal values reach their highest point in over two years PwC provides a summary of second quarter 2015 deal activity megadeal activity and an outlook for key sectors Assessing tax 2015 tax rate benchmarking study for entertainment media communications sectors 10 14 15 This 2015 entertainment media and communication EMC industry study provides data comparisons and insights for benchmarking your tax functions as they evaluate departmental strategy and performance Highlighted in our study is a special report titled Reputation risk or an opportunity for differentiation that explores the current uncertainty in the world of tax for EMC companies Communications Review As telcos go digital cybersecurity risks intensify 10 14 15 As telecoms pivot toward a more digital future they will very likely encounter entirely new types of cybersecurity risks to data and applications Cross sector valuation What non tech companies should consider when acquiring tech targets 09 30 15 As companies in competitive industries continue transforming themselves through technology focused acquisitions unique valuation issues can challenge deal success US Entertainment Media and Communications deal insights First quarter 2015 05 31 15 Overall deal value started strong in Q1 15 despite volume at its lowest point in two years Although it may be too soon to tell

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  • Financial services accounting and regulatory trends: PwC
    Tax Reporting Strategy and Management Consulting specialists will discuss why many Finance functions are undertaking transformations large and small and why Tax needs to be an integral part of these efforts from the outset Top Insurance Industry Issues in 2016 02 05 16 Insurers are continuing to face marked changes in what customers expect both in terms of products and service to how they obtain and utilize the information that informs business decisions and to their underlying business models 2015 Annual US Capital Markets Watch 02 03 16 2015 Annual US Capital Markets Watch Analysis and trends Share and share alike Meeting compliance needs together with a KYC utility 02 02 16 What should financial institutions consider when choosing a Know Your Customer KYC utility Current Developments for the Real Estate Industry 02 02 16 This quarterly publication is a summary of real estate specific hot topics and industry updates enabling real estate audit committees and executive teams to remain updated on the most recent trends in real estate US banking deals insights 2015 update and outlook for 2016 02 01 16 In 2015 deal values greater than 1 billion made up 76 of all deal value marking the return of large deals to pre Financial Crisis levels Deals in 2015 raised approximately 1 billion from 12 IPOs down 93 in value from 2014 2015 Mutual Fund Developments Look back to see what s ahead 01 27 16 This report casts a very broad net and explores the array of historic changes confronting the industry over the past year including changes in investor preferences regulation financial reporting auditing and taxation Q A What is blockchain 01 27 16 How can blockchain improve the business processes that occur between companies radically lowering the cost of trust The future of wholesale funding

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  • Health industries accounting and regulatory trends: PwC
    the new money managers new databases improving patient care and consumer health and more Healthcare Higher Education and Nonprofit Series Hot topics and technical updates impacting accounting and financial reporting Webcast replay 01 21 16 In this recorded webcast focusing on emerging accounting developments affecting not for profit organizations we will cover recent FASB standard setting developments that have occurred since our October webcast As always the focus is on not for profit organizations that apply FASB standards with an emphasis on healthcare and higher education institutions Top health industry issues of 2016 01 08 16 HRI s annual Top health industry issues report highlights the forces that are expected to have the most impact on the industry in the coming year with a glance back at key trends from the past decade FASB Income tax projects update A PLS perspective 01 07 16 In this alert we provide a pharmaceutical and life sciences perspective to the FASB Income tax projects update Rx Marketplace Quarterly Issue 8 12 18 15 The PwC Rx Marketplace Quarterly features a wide range of financial reporting developments accounting and tax developments regulatory updates and general industry trends impacting the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Tax Hot Topics Recent US and Global Tax Policy Developments and Year End Tax Accounting Considerations Webcast replay 12 17 15 The first segment of this recorded webcast features a tax policy update including the political and economic factors driving US and global tax policy in 2016 and beyond The second segment provides highlights of tax accounting matters pharmaceutical and life sciences companies should consider when preparing their annual income tax provision Health industries 2015 SEC comment letter trends 12 17 15 To help registrants gain insight into the SEC s current areas of interest PwC

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  • Industrial products accounting and regulatory trends: PwC
    companies 01 13 16 The world is changing at a rapid pace and it can be hard to keep up One way of making sense of the churn around us is to understand the major underlying forces or megatrends driving the economic social and political environment SEC comment letter trends webcasts Commercial and industrial companies or Financial services On demand CPE eligible 12 01 15 Each 90 minute SEC comment letter trends webcast replay will provide you with insights and analysis of recent SEC comment letter trends at an industry level One webcast discusses trends impacting Commercial and industrial companies sectors and the other is focused on Financial services industries Watch a replay or participate in the on demand CPE eligible version of these webcasts Mission control Third quarter 2015 aerospace defense industry mergers and acquisitions analysis 11 03 15 2015 will be a record year for mergers and acquisitions M A in the aerospace and defense A D sector The announced deal value for third quarter 3Q15 alone exceeds the deal making value for any full year on record for this sector Chemical compounds Third quarter 2015 chemical industry mergers and acquisitions analysis 11 03 15 The chemicals sector saw strong growth in merger and acquisition value during the third quarter of 2015 when compared to the previous quarter Engineering growth Third quarter 2015 engineering construction industry mergers and acquisitions analysis 11 03 15 Deal value increases in the third quarter for the engineering and construction sector Assembling value Third quarter 2015 industrial manufacturing industry mergers and acquisitions analysis 11 03 15 Global industrial manufacturing M A activity shows continued strength in the third quarter Intersections Third quarter 2015 transportation logistics industry mergers and acquisitions analysis 11 03 15 Despite a decline in deal volume in 3Q15 compared to

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  • Insurance accounting and regulatory trends: PwC
    business models The quarter close Directors edition 12 17 15 This quarterly publication is designed to keep directors informed about the latest accounting and financial reporting issues Insurance NAV and CFEs 12 07 15 Learn how new FASB guidance is affecting financial services companies Insurers Retirement plans look less golden 12 02 15 DOL s fiduciary duty proposal presents operational challenges for insurers IASB FASB Insurance Contracts Project Meeting summaries 11 20 15 Insurers currently use a variety of different and largely inconsistent local approaches to measure the value of insurance contracts within their statutory financial statements This diversity makes it difficult to compare companies and may fail to reflect the true economic value of insurance business which can put insurers at a considerable disadvantage when competing for capital From solos to symphony How insurers can harmonize customer communications 10 20 15 Customers today are overwhelmed with irrelevant and inconsistent messages from their insurance carriers Insurers should develop a customer centric communications strategy that supports consistency reuse and personalization of content The quarter close Directors edition Q3 2015 09 24 15 This quarterly publication is designed to keep directors informed about the latest accounting and financial reporting issues Valuation multiples and purchase allocation trends 08 13 15 What are the latest comparable statistics for mergers and acquisitions and active trades in the financial services industry Check out PwC s quarterly valuation summaries for the Banking Insurance and Asset Management sectors Insights include trends in market multiples related transactions and transaction benchmarking analysis In depth Revenue standard is final A comprehensive look at the new model Insurance intermediary industry supplement 07 07 15 The FASB and IASB have issued their long awaited converged standard on revenue recognition How will you be affected This industry specific supplement to our In depth publication

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  • Power & utilities accounting and regulatory trends: PwC
    quarter we saw a significant increase in value and volume as the cost of capital remained low and as strategic investors announced deals supporting current growth objectives and future capital deployment opportunities In depth Revenue standard is final A comprehensive look at the new model Power and Utilities industry supplement 05 08 15 The FASB and IASB have issued their long awaited converged standard on revenue recognition How will you be affected This industry specific supplement to our In depth publication highlights some of the areas that could create the most significant challenges for power and utilities entities as they transition to the new revenue standard Strategic Assets Responsive and Efficient Utility Logistics Operations 05 07 15 Looking at the heart of supply chain can help organizations plug into a responsive and efficient utility logistics operation FERC Enforcement Report 2014 Highlights 03 15 15 In late 2014 FERC s Office of Enforcement Enforcement published its annual report summarizing enforcement activities and detailing the undertakings of the Division of Investigations DOI Division of Audits and Accounting DAA Division of Energy Market Oversight Market Oversight and the Division of Analytics and Surveillance DAS PwC s brief highlights selective compliance and audit findings contained within FERC s 2014 Enforcement Report North American power deals Q4 2014 mergers acquisitions report 02 10 15 The number of deals valued at more than 50 million came in at 22 up from the 14 deals from a year ago The total value of the deals grew by 68 and the average value grew by 7 Asset management Powering your journey to success 10 14 14 More than 20 senior power and utilities P U executives and experts from the US and Canada joined us in May 2014 in Chicago to discuss the challenges they re facing managing

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