Escrow services

An escrow account is often used to mitigate risks in financial transactions across borders.

TMF Group is able to act as an escrow agent, holding assets on behalf of our clients while a transaction is being finalised in accordance with the terms and conditions of the escrow agreement.

Extensive escrow experience in a variety of transactions

TMF Group has extensive experience in providing escrow services. We have dedicated teams who specialise in escrow work, and understand the process and due diligence requirements. Our specialists will liaise with you and you advisors from first contact until successful completion of the escrow arrangement.

An escrow arrangement specified to your needs

TMF Group understands that each escrow arrangement is time sensitive and that parties usually want to have bespoke conditions for the payment and release of escrow funds. We can assist with the following:

  • Provision of template escrow agreement to the escrow parties
  • We work closely with both escrow parties to create a final version of the escrow agreement that fully reflects your needs and is suited to your own circumstances
  • We will open a bank account in any major currency, using our preferred bank or a bank suggested by both parties
  • We are able to hold the escrow accounts both onshore and offshore
  • We have a streamlined due diligence process to provide the services according to strict deadlines
  • We will regularly liaise with both parties and advisors throughout the life cycle of the escrow agreement and funds will be released as contractually agreed.

We also offer additional services, such as:

  • Establishment and management of Special Purpose Vehicles for the purposes of becoming a party of the escrow agreement where multiple payouts are required
  • Establishment and administration of a trust for the same purpose
  • Bookkeeping and provision of accounting relating to the payouts through a company or trust.

TMF Group as escrow agent

We provide escrow services for a wide range of clients across a variety of industries.

  • We are an independent, impartial and trusted escrow agent.
  • We provide secure control over assets throughout the life cycle of a critical transaction.
  • We provide assistance in drafting of escrow agreements, opening and managing segregated escrow accounts.
  • We have expertise in facilitating secure and efficient business transactions - both straightforward and complex escrow arrangements - with professionalism and confidentiality.
  • We have access to cross-border knowledge and capabilities through our global footprint across 80+ jurisdictions.

Should you be interested in our escrow services or have any questions, please fill in our ‘Make an enquiry’ form with details of your request and we will get in touch with you to provide more details.

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