M&A Pre-Deal

    Mergers & Acquisitions Tax: Pre-Deal Services

    Operations, finance and tax is a critical determinant of the payoff of the deal in Mergers and Acquisitions. Due diligence, whether of buyer or seller, is the key starting point. Next, the transaction being contemplated must be evaluated for tax implications in light of the due-diligence information. Finally, an effective tax strategy then addresses the challenges and exploits the opportunities at the pre-deal stage. In practice, this three-step process is both complex and cumbersome. Both domestic and international tax can be involved across two (and sometimes more) parties and needs deep expertise to uncover both hidden risks and opportunities. Constant changes in the tax and regulatory landscape further add to the complexity.

    At MBG Corporate Services, we have a wide range of services within the Mergers & Acquisitions Tax Pre-deal stage:

    • Tax, legal and regulatory aspects of Joint Ventures or merger / acquisitions, based on identified business objectives
    • Tax and legal due diligence covering all tax, legal and regulatory aspects
    • Evaluating proposed transactions and developing tax efficient strategies for all types of restructuring such as mergers, demergers, joint ventures, acquisitions, takeovers, amalgamations, slump sales, hive-offs, spin offs, etc.
    • Risk mitigation strategies to negotiate based on due diligence observations
    • Tax, legal and regulatory due diligence of target assets, property and business
    • Buy-side and Sell-side tax due diligence reviews
    • Transactions conforming to tax, legal and regulatory framework of the UAE or other GCC country
    • Effective balanced tax structuring considering GAAR
    • Assistance in obtaining approvals from government and relevant authorities

    Explore more Direct Taxation services:

    Advisory on Double Tax Avoidance

    CBCR Compliance

    M&A Tax Post Deal

    M&A Tax Deal Implementation

    Tax Residency Advisory

    Dividend interest advisory under DTAAs

    IR Review and filing

    PE Advisory

    Transfer Pricing

    Structuring Advisory

    Digital Tax Advisory

    Domestic Tax Advisory

    Royalty Fee for technical services

    Tax Retention advisory

    Withholding Tax WHT Advisory

    ESR Review & Consistency Advice

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