Mergers & Acquisitions

Tax & Legal support throughout the deal lifecycle

Deloitte offers differentiated solutions to help companies identify M&A opportunities, assess risks and exposures, understand the tax synergies that can be captured in transactions, and deploy offensive and defensive M&A strategies to navigate uncertainty and rebuild profitability. With a potentially busy transactional period ahead, companies will need support in several different areas throughout the deal lifecycle.

The global economic impact of COVID-19 has fundamentally reshaped how companies do business, and it is inevitable that the deal making environment will also significantly change. Many companies are looking to M&A as a catalyst to transform and digitize their business models, strengthen their supply chain, and increase access to data, customers, and markets. Beyond traditional M&A, today companies need to deploy a wide range of inorganic growth strategies such as partnerships with their peers, co-investments with private equity, investment in disruptive technologies, cross-sector alliances with specialists, and partnership with government to thrive.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Tax & Legal support throughout the deal lifecycle

Deal strategies in a complex climate

As organizations try to reshape their business, raise capital, and drive competitive advantage, deals will remain an important part of the recovery equation. A combination of defensive and offensive M&A strategies should emerge as companies strive to drive transformation amid the current climate.

Deloitte advises businesses in determining strategic approaches to grow or rationalize their portfolio or take out costs to drive shareholder value. We focus on delivering value to clients throughout their journey and bring an industry perspective to transactions.

We work with financially challenged companies by analyzing relevant tax issues and financial considerations, assisting in evaluating restructuring options, while building a framework allowing for future tax and operational efficiencies. Our professionals have extensive experience working with debtors, creditors, and creditor committees with respect to both in–court and out-of-court restructurings. We also work closely with clients’ other professional advisors.

We can provide a full range of advice (strategy, finance, tax and legal) before, during and after a transaction, negating the need for separate advisors. Our international footprint provides global, regional and local expertise where the client deal is done.

If you would like to discuss any issues relating to a corporate transaction, please call your Deloitte partner or get in touch below.

How COVID-19 has impacted global M&A activity
(as published in International Tax Review, January 2021)

With special thanks to Melissa Magee Page for her management, editing, and writing assistance with this article.

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Alex Law

Alex Law

ME M&A and Government and Public Services Tax Leader

As the ME M&A and Government and Public Services Tax Leader for Deloitte Middle East, Alex led many complex tax advisory and compliance engagements with large multinationals, regional SWFs and family ... More

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