Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: Saudi Arabia 2014

Figure 1 Saudi Arabia — Withholding tax rates 2013

by KPMG
Although the Saudi Arabian tax regulations do not address taxation of cross-border M&A directly, the Saudi Companies Regulations have an impact on such transactions and the Saudi Capital Market Authority has issued Mergers and Acquisitions Regulations, which set the rules and provide some guidance relating to Saudi-listed companies. […] Read more

Plotting A New Course: The Impact Of Brexit On M&A Activity

Figure 1 UK M&A volumes and values (H1 2005 - H1 2016)

by Deloitte
In the aftermath of the EU referendum vote, the reaction from currency and stock markets has been swift. It is clear that Brexit has shaken investor confidence. However, M&A markets are typically driven by longer term decision making processes. Brexit has created uncertainties and some M&A plans are being put on hold. But we think the post-Brexit tumult creates opportunities as well. In the coming months we expect there will be both threats to M&A dealmakers and unique opportunities for them. […] Read more

Managing Intangible Property Of Japanese Multinational Companies In M&A Context

Figure 1 Stock and Asset Purchase

by KPMG
In recent years, Japanese multinational companies have been acquiring an increasing number of foreign companies or divisions of companies. Although the acquisition of existing foreign companies or business divisions has been an effective means for Japanese multinational companies to quickly expand their business into foreign and new markets, it has created difficulties related to integrating the management of the acquired foreign companies or business divisions. […] Read more

Human Capital Considerations In Cross-Border Deals In Latin America

Human Capital Considerations In Cross-Border Deals In Latin America

by Deloitte
Acquiring an overseas company can open up new markets and business opportunities. However, foreign companies may also include a number of unique human capital considerations that can impact deal value. Latin America, for one, may be a particularly attractive region for foreign acquirers, with a growing middle class and wealth of natural resources. […] Read more

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: New Zealand 2016

Figure 1 A list of common types of instruments and their treatment for tax purposes

by KPMG
A number of court wins for the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) on the application of New Zealand’s general tax anti-avoidance rule have implications for transactions and structures adopted for inbound investment. For example, the New Zealand Court of Appeal decision in Alesco v CIR involved a taxpayer unsuccessfully appealing a tax avoidance finding on the use of cross-border optional convertible notes as a funding structure. […] Read more

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: Greece 2016

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: Greece 2016

by KPMG
Greek legislation provides a number of tax incentives for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of business entities for the purpose of creating larger, more efficient entities. With respect to cross-border M&A, Greece had enacted Law 2578/1998 (amended by Law 3517/2006) that implemented the European Union (EU) Merger Tax Directive (Directive 90/434/EU as amended by Directive 2005/19). […] Read more

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: Singapore 2016

Figure 1 Duty payable rates Singapore

by KPMG
The Republic of Singapore is an island state and member of the British Commonwealth. Income is taxed in Singapore in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act (Chapter 134) (ITA) and the Economic Expansion Incentives (Relief from Income Tax) Act (Chapter 86). Generally, the Comptroller of Income Tax is vested with the powers to administer the country’s tax legislation. […] Read more

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: Brazil 2016

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: Brazil 2016

by KPMG
Despite internal economic challenges and slower global economic growth than forecast, Brazil remains attractive for foreign investors due to a variety of economic factors, including its relative economic and political stability, control over inflation, and large and growing consumer market. Like other Latin American countries, Brazil has made significant strides in amending its tax legislation to attract direct foreign investments. […] Read more

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: France 2016

Taxation Of Cross-Border Mergers And Acquisitions: France 2016

by KPMG
To summarize the French rules applicable to cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), this report addresses three fundamental decisions facing a prospective purchaser. What should be acquired: the target’s shares or its assets? What will be the acquisition vehicle? How should the acquisition vehicle be financed? Tax is, of course, only one piece of transaction structuring. […] Read more

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