Mergers & acquisitions: Overview

Whether you are making an acquisition, disposing of a business, going through a merger, entering into a joint venture, planning for IPO, planning for a public to private transaction, restructuring your business, reassessing management incentive plans or refinancing, tax risks need to be managed and net cash flows optimised. Our extensive global network of M&A tax specialists can work with you to achieve the optimal tax solution for your business model.

Worldwide tax summaries

PwC's Worldwide tax summaries provide an up-to-date overview of the corporate and individual tax rules in operation in over 100 countries.
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Tax planning at an early stage can add significant value to every transaction, whether by minimising transaction tax costs, managing long term sustainable tax rates and cash flows, and ultimately planning ahead for a tax efficient exit.

If this is your situation


We can help you structure your transaction to ensure it is:
  • Efficient in the context of commercial and financial considerations
  • Focused on strategic priorities
  • Progressed with the urgency a deal often requires
In short, we appreciate that you want to identify tailored solutions to maximise value from the deal.

How we can help you


PwC has one of the largest network of M&A tax specialists in the world with more than 700 deals experienced tax professionals across the globe. We can offer you experienced deal structuring and financing advice at all points throughout the deal cycle and, aside from our tax specialists, our transactions services, corporate finance and legal specialists can support you in all aspects of your transaction, working as a deals team. Our deep experience, strong international network and commercial focus allow us to add real financial value to transactions.

We deliver thorough, quantitative analysis, rigorous implementation and leading-edge structuring techniques. We can help you:
  • Assess and manage acquisition / merger risk
  • Structure acquisitions to optimise net cash flows
  • Prepare businesses for disposal
  • Carry out pre-acquisition or pre-sale due diligence
  • Ensure tax efficient deal structuring
  • Ensure that optimal tax solutions are implemented post deal