- Health check: financial, legal compliance, HR and payroll
- Special purpose vehicle (SPV) setup and lifecycle management
- Time and cost analysis of entity setup and operational readiness
We have an in-depth understanding of the multi-jurisdictional complexity that surrounds international M&A transactions
This allows us to help corporate and private equity firms streamline every stage of mergers, acquisitions and carve-outs. Our knowledge and expertise in cross-border compliance and essential business administration services will help you get even the most complex deals over the line. We also ensure post-deal entities are up and running fast, wherever you are operating.
The right M&A strategy
The complexities surrounding an M&A process can cost you in time, money and stakeholder confidence if not handled correctly, especially when cross-border integration is required.
While navigating the tricky path from agreement to integration, you must also consider all aspects of compliance as you build or integrate a business infrastructure that must deliver entity management, HR administration, payroll, accounting, bookkeeping and tax compliance.
It is not possible to simply import your existing operational blueprint or adopt the strategy of the seller in your chosen jurisdiction. The intricacies of each M&A process are nuanced and depend on the complexity of the compliance requirements of that country.
We specialise in finding fast answers to the complicated problems that arise in mergers and acquisitions. Our expert team works to flawlessly execute the required processes, allowing you to expand your business in a stable and secure environment.
Post-merger integration involves bringing together two or more entities during a merger, acquisition or carve-out. This includes all assets, people, tasks and resources. When done successfully, post-merger integration realises the highest value for the new entity through operational efficiencies and synergies.
Due diligence refers to the research and analysis of a company done in preparation for a business transaction (merger, acquisition or carve-out of any kind).
A TSA is a transitional service agreement between the buyer and seller of a company. It covers the operational support the buyer needs from the seller before the buyer has all the systems or frameworks in place to fulfil various functions during the transitional period. The TSA sets out the exact nature, scope and price of the services the seller agrees to provide to the buyer – which may include accounting and tax, HR and payroll and IT support.
During a carve-out, a company partially divests one of its business units by selling shares (usually a minority stake) while retaining equity in the newly created entity. The vast majority of carve-out transactions tend to be the 100% disposal of a non-core part of their business either through a share sale or asset sale.
There are four main types of post-merger integrations. Preservation happens when the acquiring company leaves the target company to be autonomous. Holding is when the acquiring company keeps ownership of the target company but does not integrate the target company. Symbiosis refers to deciding on specific integration points to reach the objectives of the merger. Absorption occurs when the acquiring company fully absorbs the target company.
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