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Deal Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions Tax

Deal Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions Tax


September 2019

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  • Conceptualisation
    • Have detailed objectives
    • Gain an understanding of the long-term approach
    • Ideate on structures based on desired business objectives
    • Review business plans from a tax and regulatory perspective
  • Management discussions
    • Gain an understanding of the management concerns
    • Provide a trusted approach
    • Conduct a SWOT analysis
    • Pre-dealevaluation
  • Devising structure options
    • Devise tax efficient structures in line with desired operating and financial controls
    • Analysing the industry trends and evaluating feasibility of the available options
    • Starting the critical path towards the a desired structure 
  • Evaluation/due diligence
    • Assist in adopting a global approach to uncover tax risks and in identifying existing exposures in the various approaches
    • Reviewing and considering tax provisions in contracts
  • Regulatory approval
    • Assist in obtaining regulatory approvals for establishing or consummating the transaction structure
  • Execution
    • Transaction implementation
    • Contract assistance from tax perspective
    • Negotiation support in completion phases
    • Thorough project management
  • Integration
    • Foster smooth tax integration through utilisation of accumulated tax losses and fiscal incentives
  • Post deal support
    • Facilitate completion of regulatory formalities
    • Post-closure discussions with the management and its advisors

Our key service offerings:

Our M&A tax team handles ideation and implementation of M&A deals with respect to the following:

  • Acquisition/divestment structuring
  • Corporate restructuring: merger, demerger, business/asset sale
  • Capital reduction, buyback, balance sheet right sizing
  • Inbound or outbound acquisition, sale of shares/business.

In addition, we conduct tax due diligence, provide negotiation support and offer structuring and documentation review for private equity, strategic and financial deals

We also work closely with family and promoter driven businesses and help in the areas of succession, next generation handover, governance, growth, exit strategies and wealth preservation.

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