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M&A Matters archive

M&A Matters archive

M&A Matters focuses on topical issues impacting transactions.


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Articles from the spring 2017 edition

  • The Substantial Shareholding Exemption: An overdue simplification?
  • Finance Bill 2017: Group relief for carried forward losses
  • UK Finance Bill 2017: Corporate Interest Restriction ("CIR") legislation/related party provisions
  • Valuation upate: Management incentive share issues
  • 385 Regulations: A new paradigm for related party debt
  • HMRC consultation: New interest withholding tax exemption for debt traded on a multilateral trading facility
  • Hybrid mismatch rules - practical implications
  • New corporate tax loss relief rules and group relief
  • A technical look at the new corporate interest restriction regime

Articles from the autumn 2016 edition


  • Input VAT recovery on transaction costs
  • Can UK Companies Hold Shares in their Overseas Parent Companies?
  • Irish Holding Structures - Changes to Section 110
  • Update on management incentives and investments
  • Capital reduction by way of reducing share capital - recent clearance
  • Impact of Brexit on Tax
  • Important Changes to Stamp Duty Relief
  • Partnership taxation consultation document
  • Amendments to hybrids legislation
  • CEO Outlook 2016 - it's now or never

Articles from the summer 2016 edition


  • Changes to carried forward loss relief 
  • BEPS 4 – Corporate Interest Deductibility 
  • BEPS 4 – Application to Public-Private Partnerships (“PPP”) 
  • Reform of the Substantial Shareholding Exemption 
  • CSI and IP Remediation: A case study 
  • Recent developments in the taxation of loan relationships – foreign exchange 
  • Taxation of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Consumer Markets M&A Flash Report 1Q 2016

Articles from the spring 2016 edition


  • M&A Predictor - Spring 2016
  • State aid - recent developments
  • Cross-Border Deals Tracker
  • Company distributions: Overview of consultation document
  • Anti-hybrid rules: An overview
  • BEPS Action 6: Treaty abuse and the principal purpose test
  • Developments in loan relationships and derivative contracts
  • The Netherlands: Recent Private Equity Developments
  • Stamp Tax Updates
  • Budget 2016: Summary of impacts on M&A
  • M&A investment into emerging markets continues to decline
  • Insurance M&A trends: A year in review and predictions for 2016
  • Venture pulse explores key trends in venture funding


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