Taxes on mergers and acquisitions

Ensure that important transactions are tax-efficient.

Mergers and acquisitions transactions are important milestones in the progress of any company, and they are also moments when years of tax planning can be undone, especially in cross-border businesses involving less developed countries. Many deals are made under time pressure, making immediate access to field knowledge crucial.

Our Approach

When considering a merger or acquisition, it is important to assess your tax obligations. It is advisable to ensure that your transaction is as tax-efficient as possible, both in commercial and financial terms.

Tax advisory is a fundamental part of our global and multidisciplinary service for mergers and acquisitions, encompassing guidance, assessment, due diligence, and integration consulting. Our understanding of the entire transaction lifecycle helps us deliver relevant tax guidance at the necessary speed to ensure the capture of opportunities and the achievement of the best outcomes.

Our network spans over 90 countries and territories, including a presence of experts in countries such as Brazil, China, and India, where tax systems are undergoing significant changes, and transactions can be complicated by tax issues such as transfer pricing and regulations imposed on controlled foreign companies.

We provide bespoke assistance to a wide range of corporate clients, including publicly listed companies and privately-owned firms for whom a major cross-border merger and acquisition transaction can be transformative but may also require sophisticated tax planning.

Our tax guidance covers:

  • Direct guidance on transaction structure
  • Assessment of tax risks
  • Strategic tax guidance for holding companies and other new corporate structures
  • Guidance on tax-efficient financial transactions
  • Advisory for post-acquisition structuring

Our Tools and Solutions

Our ability to combine transactional expertise with international relevance and deep knowledge of local tax jurisdictions will not only help you achieve your business goals but also do so in the most tax-efficient manner.

A unified point of contact ensures coordinated guidance, even in the most complex transactions.

Our Team

We take pride in having our own diverse, inclusive, and highly international culture. Mazars' international tax team provides tax services on all five continents and is well-versed in tax regulations at both national and international levels. The team offers specialized guidance covering cross-border mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing, international financial operations, and setting up new operations abroad.

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