Mergers and acquisitions

Helping you manage tax risks and maximise deal value

We are the leading mergers and acquisitions tax practice in the Middle East region assisting clients in all aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, including deal structuring and buy- and sell-side tax due diligence. Whatever type of transaction you are contemplating - an acquisition, disposition, merger, joint venture, IPO, public-to-private, restructuring or refinancing – we are able to deploy experienced tax professionals at short notice – teams that combine specialist M&A tax expertise with local and industry knowledge.

When could this be relevant to you

  • When contemplating a deal, and you need to consider the key tax risks in the target.
  • Considering what the acquisition and holding structure should be.
  • Ensuing optimization of value for investors on exit.
  • Considering how to satisfy a bank’s lending requirements before funding can be advanced.
  • Establishing suitable incentives for management after the deal.
  • Implementation of a deal structure.

What we do

  • Assess and manage tax risks associated with the transaction.
  • Assess and manage acquisition / merger risk.
  • Pre-acquisition or pre-sale tax due diligence.
  • Deal structuring to optimise investment returns and free cash flows.
  • Fund structuring.
  • Prepare businesses for disposal or an initial public offering.
  • Transaction documentation and funds flow assistance.
  • Tax structuring for co-investors and/or management.

Forward-looking analysis of the drivers of and barriers to M&A activity

Our M&A reports in a wide range of industries are essential reading for any senior executive planning to undertake a transaction.

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