Handbook   |  December 2018

Handbook: Business combinations

Filed under: Broad transactions, Business combinations

KPMG provides guidance on and interpretation of ASC 805. KPMG explains business combinations and noncontrolling interest accounting in detail, providing examples and analysis.


  • Company that is involved with a business combination
  • Company that presents NCI in its financial statements
  • Company that presents goodwill in its financial statements

Relevant dates

  • Effective immediately

Key impacts

  • Provides interpretive guidance on FASB ASC 805, including illustrative examples and Q&As, and addresses specific acquisition-related accounting issues

Report Contents

  • Scope, identifying a business combination, acquisition method, identifying the acquirer, determining the acquisition date
  • Determining what is part of the business combination, initial recognition and measurement, and subsequent measurement
  • Disclosures
  • Noncontrolling interests in consolidated financial statements
  • Determining fair values
  • Goodwill and other intangible assets
  • Private company (PCC) accounting alternatives
  • Pushdown accounting
  • Combinations of entities under common control

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Main contributors


David Elsbree Jr.

David Elsbree Jr.

Partner, DPP, KPMG (US)

+1 212-909-5245
Dan Langlois

Dan Langlois

Partner, DPP, KPMG (US)

+1 212-872-3256
Paul Munter

Paul Munter

Partner, DPP, KPMG (US)

+1 212-909-5567



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