Bertoli Mitchell advises ICAEW in its most recent publishing tender

London, UK (January 2013)

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ICAEW, a world leader of the accountancy profession, appointed Bertoli Mitchell to manage the tender process for the development contract for its learning materials for the ACA qualification. A new contract was awarded in January 2013.

The ACA is widely recognised as a 'gold standard' international accountancy, business and finance qualification. In common with many other professional organisations, ICAEW has built a substantial publishing operation as a service for those studying for the ACA qualification. ICAEW arranges the publication of study packs for each element of its syllabus linked to the fifteen examinations necessary for an ACA qualification. The new publisher development contract will see a new set of print study manuals; print and electronic question banks; electronic study guides; and mock examinations delivered from April 2013.

Bertoli Mitchell specialises in mergers, acquisitions, divestments and strategic alliances. We focus exclusively on the publishing and digital information section. The firm supported ICAEW throughout this tender process, including negotiation, documentation and structuring. We helped our client to shape and implement a tender process that delivered a wide range of bids from some of the world’s leading accountancy learning materials publishers. We continue to advise ICAEW on its publishing licensing activity.