Expand into new markets

Entering new markets might be daunting but can offer unprecedented opportunities for innovation and growth

To launch your business internationally, you'll need reassurance that your business can meet the demands of the rules, regulations and tax laws of the new jurisdiction. With connections in 115 countries, we are the ideal partner.

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Reach further: markets to scale


Fierce competition and sluggish demand can mean slow or no growth for many businesses.

Scaling up your business means innovating – not just in the product or service that you’re delivering, but how, where and to whom. Exploring and entering new markets is therefore a key enabler of that innovation.

For innovative scale-ups, exploration into new markets may offer the perfect opportunity to facilitate rapid expansion.

Entering new markets requires in-depth planning. In the beginning, a full understanding of the infrastructure, culture and local environment is required. This extends to key legal, regulatory and tax considerations which can be traps for the unwary.

We help our clients expand, consolidate and compete, both in the UK and internationally, developing cost-effective, robust and compliant structures.

With Smith & Williamson on board, you won't have to travel alone.

Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.
James Cash Penney , Founder - JCPenney



We will assess and report on the options by

  • Determining market opportunity and entry strategy
  • Conducting readiness and risk assessments
  • Understanding likely resourcing requirements


We will develop and road-test your business plan by

  • Gaining local market insight
  • Designing the project plan, including structure, resources, finance and roles and responsibilities
  • Debating and finalising the roadmap with key stakeholders


We will implement and assist your set up in relevant countries

  • Recruiting or assigning critical management
  • Identifying and appointing key advisers
  • Implementing legal and tax structures


We will support with ongoing advice on

  • Access to local networks and expertise
  • Financial and tax compliance
  • Expansion and acquisition planning

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How we can help you



Expanding your business in to the UK

Looking to establish business operations in the UK?


International capabilities

Our international capabilities harness the local knowledge of more than 650 investment banking staff focused on mid-market transactions in 43 countries.


Global presence

Clients often need advice on international matters. We work closely with other accounting, investment management and tax specialists around the world to help meet these needs.


International tax

Advising on cross-border tax issues, including transfer-pricing policies.


Expanding your business internationally

Looking to grow your business internationally?


Country by country reporting

Helping multinationals comply with tax transparency legislation.



Brochures detailing our services for advisers, with performance summaries, market commentary, and application packs including terms and conditions.


Market Intelligence

In the 2018 ScaleUp Institute Annual Review, accessing new markets was listed as the second most important factor (after talent) for delivering growth in scale-ups – 79% identified it as vital or very important.

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