Form and function

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Form and function: Defining the investment

Global considerations for mid-market companies

Expanding into global markets can offer companies of every size opportunities to diversify their operations, reach new customers, and tap into new sources for materials and talent. The articles in this series focus on international expansion issues that mid-market companies should address as they consider growing globally.

Form and function: Defining the investment

Standing up an overseas expansion happens in stages–from first articulating why, then determining where and what form it will take. The structure of an investment has many implications that cascade into other decisions and define what options will or won’t be available for years to come.

What defines the investment? This third article in the series considers questions about growth strategies; the choice of legal entity type; capital structure; the use of investment funds; how a company manages transfer pricing, fixed assets, and inventory; and the tax environment.

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