Mergers & Acquisitions

 

Businesses are constantly evolving and every new situation brings new challenges. We can work with you and the PwC network of firms closely to create an integrated, customised solution for all aspects of your reorganization, M&As, spin-offs, sales and IPOs – for investment firms, multinational groups or businesses undergoing a once-in-a-lifetime change. We are with you from the planning stage, through implementation, until the project is complete.

By identifying opportunities, optimising financial structuring, and managing risk at every stage, we help you make sure the synergy of your vision is not disrupted by unforeseen tax costs or surprises.

Our local experience, strong international network and commercial focus allows us to add real value to transactions and to your company.

“M&A is an enabler to achieve business strategy. Every transaction and business reorganisation is unique. Tax risks add to their complexity, but they are manageable if you are aware of them and if you understand them. I have seen many projects where tax turned out to be a key matter, both with clients in Slovakia and abroad.”

Rado Krátky, Director
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Due diligence

We can undertake Slovak or foreign due diligence, identify critical tax risks and issue a report to meet your needs. Due diligence is often performed in phases to better manage the risks and cost. Our due diligence teams have experience with covering broad areas of expertise, i.e. corporate income tax, transfer pricing, VAT, payroll taxes, customs, industry specific taxes and financial, legal, HC and regulatory issues. During this phase, we also collect information for tax structuring.

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Transaction tax structuring

We advise on a flexible acquisition and financing structure for new investments to meet the needs of the stakeholders in a transaction, including the investors, owners, lenders and the operating business. We help you ensure tax efficient deal structuring and post-deal implementation, while considering potential consequences of exit strategies.

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Implementation services

  • Tax advice on transaction documentation, i.e. acquisition agreements, and assistance with their negotiations
  • Optimise value in the price negotiation process with our network of specialists – tax, legal, financial, etc.
  • We support you during the planning and implementation of the selected strategy while reflecting on matters identified during due diligence
  • Tax compliance services, including tax authorities filings, tax returns, assistance during tax audits

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Other tax services

  • Modelling of tax implications of selected reorganisation strategy, e.g. mergers
  • Future tax cash-flows and tax liabilities projections
  • Tax review of financial models
  • Transfer pricing advice
  • Advice on tax efficient financing and capital structure
  • Risk management

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Due diligence process assistance

We can help you manage dataroom content, manage Q&A processes, organise expert sessions, help you prepare for interviews with management, etc.

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Contact us

Christiana Serugová

Christiana Serugová

Partner, Tax & Legal Leader, PwC Slovakia

Tel: +421 903 261 010

Radoslav Krátky

Radoslav Krátky

Director, PwC Slovakia

Tel: +421 903 706 101

Margaréta  Bošková

Margaréta Bošková

Director, PwC Slovakia

Tel: +421 903 268 018

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