Mergers and Acquisitions/ Private Equity

For organisations involved in a deal, whether within the Middle East or outside, maximising value is always paramount.

Early tax planning is essential to reduce both the actual transaction tax costs and the long-term sustainable tax rate following the transaction. When making an acquisition, disposing of a non-core business or going through a merger, companies need to manage tax risk and ensure future net cash flows are optimised.

Our commercially-focused tax advisers in the Middle East can offer you expert deal structuring and financing advice at all points throughout the deal cycle, and have expertise in the following:

  • Acquistion of a target group in the Middle East or internationally
  • Public to private initiative
  • Management buy-out/in
  • Purchasing or disposing of an asset

PwC was the first professional services firm to establish a dedicated M&A tax practice in the ME region and is assisting some of the regions largest Private Equity funds and investment houses with tax due diligence and structuring issues for both regional and international deals.

Our Transaction Tax services include:

  • Regional and international mergers and acquisitions tax services
  • Tax for private equity funded deals and advice on the formation of funds
  • Tax advice relating to Initial Public Offerings
  • Private Finance Initiative tax advice
  • Tax advice for management involved in deals