Survey and Studies

You will find here all the reports, surveys and studies conducted and prepared by Mazars' experts worldwide

What is a Joint Audit?

David Herbinet, UK Head of PIE & Global Audit Leader, explains what is a Joint Audit? Isn't Joint Audit More Complicated? Joint Audit, a French Oddity?

Blazing the Trail

In 2012, three groups of countries represented 90% of total turnover for automotive manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. Germany and France lead this group, followed closely by Japan and South Korea and, lastly, the United States. Through analysis of financial reports and interviews with key decision makers from the automotive industry, Mazars investigated the factors driving performance of these two automotive leaders.

How to be a ‘Stand-Out SME’

There is no doubt that SMEs are and will always be the back bone of every economy in Europe. There are over 20 million SMEs in Europe and they have contributed to the generation of substantial income, employment, outputs, innovation and new technologies.

The areas of greatest subjectivity and interest within the IFRS financial statements of large european insurance groups

For the fifth consecutive year, Mazars has carried out a detailed analysis of the largest insurance groups’ financial information. The accounts of insurance entities for the year ended 31 December 2012 were prepared against an ongoing background of economic crisis, characterised by: continuing weak growth in the major world economies; low interest rates; and persistently volatile markets.

Media barometer

Global Transition in the Age of Digital Media is the second edition of our annual barometer in the Media industry. It offers a good snapshot of where the industry was, where it is now, and where it’s going. This year, we have extended our analysis to the 100 largest U.S. and European listed media companies and complemented our results with a review of their risk factors.

Mazars Study: M&A in fast growing countries: Traps and structuring opportunities

Mazars took an extended approach to the notion of fast growing economies by including the five
BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and adding another ten promising
and growing economies which may present attractive opportunities to investors, as follows:
Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey
and Vietnam.