When undertaking any significant business transactions, companies need to ensure that all potential tax liabilities and planning opportunities are fully considered.
Regardless of the type of transaction – from the acquisition of shares to the transfer of trade, assets or liabilities as part of a restructuring programme – any change can be complex, costly and give rise to new tax exposures.
Businesses can minimise this exposure by carrying out due diligence to manage risk and ensure the transaction is structured in an efficient way. This is particularly important if the transaction is taking place across different jurisdictions.
Meeting your needs
You’ll have access to highly qualified tax experts with the skills and experience to stay on top of ever-changing tax legislation and help minimise deal costs.
Our team provides valuable market insights around the timing of your transaction and the tax implications of issues such as new legislation, the tax year and VAT period.
You’ll get a personal service tailored to your specific commercial needs, with detailed advice and recommendations across all relevant taxes based on in-depth analysis.
You’ll have access to senior staff from across our diverse business, including from our specialist transaction support team, to help with issues such as due diligence, valuations and financial modelling.
How we can help
- Structuring: Providing commercial, pragmatic solutions on the tax implications of the proposed structure of a transaction.
- Due diligence: Preparing tax due diligence reports highlighting the potential tax risks and liabilities.
- Deal costs: Identifying opportunities to maximise tax relief on deal costs. This is particularly important for VAT.
- Support: Providing ongoing tax support throughout the transaction process, including advice on tax aspects of the sale and purchase documentation.
Many of our clients have been with us for decades and our low staff turnover provides continuity through the different phases of the business lifecycle.
Our partners regularly contribute expert commentary on tax issues around business transactions in the national and trade press.
We have access to an international network of experts through our membership of Nexia International, providing global reach and local knowledge.