private company services


Private company services

Private companies face a range of challenges that affect not only the success of the business, but also the professional and personal goals of their owners. Whatever the end goal, an integrated tax strategy is critical. We offer a range of services to help private companies, their owners, to understand, plan and execute effective business and tax strategies — altering course when needed to respond appropriately.

Compliance services

For both UK and international companies, managing tax and statutory compliance continues to be a challenge. As businesses expand operations into new markets, the complexity of managing tax risks and complying with reporting requirements multiplies.

Deloitte offers efficient, cost-effective tax compliance services, including co-sourcing and outsourcing options. In addition, a suite of integrated tax technologies can help companies achieve their goal of high quality, lower-cost compliance and have the potential to give businesses enhanced visibility of their global information.

“Deloitte is experienced in managing global compliance responsibilities and the taxpayer’s relationship with the tax authorities”.

Transaction support

Growing private companies frequently undertake transactions as their business matures, often with a view to introducing funding to the business or releasing cash to the shareholders. Such transactions may include refinancing, the introduction of private equity investors, acquisitions, restructuring and non-core disposals. For large, established private companies, M&A activity is likely to be high on their agenda, often with a view to global expansion or diversification.

Deloitte’s transaction team has extensive experience in advising business throughout all stages of the transaction, from diligence services to structuring and working with lawyers to execute the transaction. 

“Our transaction team has extensive experience in delivering advice that complements the commercial requirements of any particular deal.”

Professional partnerships

The Deloitte Professional Partnerships team acts for many of the UK's major professional firms. We advise on financing, management and succession, performance management, profit sharing and many other issues, helping them to respond to the changing business climate and to operate successfully in an increasingly competitive world.

With a focus on the law firm market, our tax team currently serve the vast majority of the top 20 law firms in the UK and the majority of the US headquartered law firms with a presence in London. We also have excellent representation in the top 100 more generally. 

The team have a combined personal tax and corporate tax background enabling us to deliver appropriate solutions for both the firm and the individuals involved. The work we perform ranges from one off advisory projects, such as international expansion and partner secondment arrangements, to annual compliance engagements.  

Professional Practices

Professional Practices tax bulletins 

Advisory Services

Deloitte’s Private Company team work with the company’s management to ensure the tax impact of all business issues are addressed from efficiently assisting with expansion into new territories, through maximizing tax depreciation claims and addressing the wider implications of property in the business to identifying availability of innovation tax reliefs. 

Additional services

To ensure we provide a complete service to the owner-managed business we work closely alongside a number of teams including:

Key contacts

Stuart Cottee

Stuart Cottee

Yorkshire and North East Practice Senior Partner

Stuart has 24 years with the firm and is Head of Private Markets for tax nationally. Stuart specialises in working with Private Equity businesses and Large Private companies and as a consequence has s... More

Kirsty Newman

Kirsty Newman


Kirsty serves as NSE leader of Deloitte Private and as global leader of Deloitte Private Tax, and is a member of the firm’s NSE Executive. She is also a member of the Global Deloitte Private Leadershi... More