Inbound business services

Advising global companies investing and operating in the US

We assist companies with foreign direct investment and help to navigate regulatory, language, cultural and other business challenges.

The future of business in the US: the view from abroad

CEOs bet on investments in the US

PwC’s 22nd Annual Global CEO survey asked global CEOs to list which three countries, outside their home market, they would look to for growth over the next 12 months. For the heads of those US Inbound Investors, the answer is clear: 60% list the US as their top important market, well ahead of China, Germany, and India.

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Building bridges between global investors and the United States

PwC's US inbound business network assists cross-border businesses with expanding their international footprint. If you’re thinking about investing—or already have invested—in the United States, our bicultural, bilingual advisors can help you navigate regulatory, language, cultural and other business challenges. Backed by our global team of trusted service providers, we can also work with your organization to manage assurance, tax and advisory issues, such as mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, valuations and investment exit strategies.

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Our services to businesses investing in the US

PwC's advisors have extensive experience working in the United States and around the globe. As you consider markets to enter, we'll help you calculate efforts and costs realistically and adapt approaches to local circumstances, including working conditions, communication styles and processes. Contact us today about any of our three main service areas: deals and consulting, cross-border tax services and audit and assurance.

Cross-border tax services

  • Acquisitions and dispositions

Evaluate the US tax implications of US inbound acquisitions and dispositions designed to implement key initiatives

  • Business and tax alignment

Align cross-border business and tax objectives

  • Compliance

Address compliance requirements with respect to US federal and state tax laws, and hot topic areas such as transfer pricing and FATCA

  • Income tax provision and uncertain tax position analysis
  • Individual income and payroll taxes
  • US income tax treaties and competent authority

Determine the applicability and desirability of obtaining the benefits of US tax treaties in the context of cross-border financing and investment, international mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions

  • US tax benefits

Consider federal and state tax benefits, including credits and incentives available to US inbound companies

  • Legislative and regulatory services

Monitor real-time developments on fast-moving US federal and state legislative and regulatory developments

  • IRS audit support

Respond to IRS and state revenue services’ challenges, including proper characterization of US inbound financings as debt vs. equity.

  • US trade

Navigating the US customs and tariffs regimes.


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  • Digital services (developing and implementing a digital strategy)
  • Cyber security and privacy
  • Risk and regulatory services
  • Market entry strategy and assessment
  • M&A due diligence, execution and integration
  • Valuation services (business combinations, fair value measurements)
  • Capital project management and delivery
  • HR strategy and workforce of the future
  • Shared services advisory
  • Corporate compliance, fraud and FCPA consulting
  • Supply chain and operations consulting
  • IT system strategy/development and IT support
  • Forensic services (investigation of fraud, economic crimes and disputes)

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Audit and assurance

  • Audit and assurance reviews
  • Audit on internal control over financial reporting (J-SoX)
  • Accounting and regulatory advisory
  • Internal controls assessments
  • Reporting standards conversion (GAAP/CAS/IFRS)
  • Cost reduction/efficiency improvement reviews

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Contact us

Michael Burak

Partner, US Inbound Services Leader, PwC US

Tel: +1 (973) 236 5398

Christopher Kong

US Inbound Tax Leader, PwC US

Tel: +1 (416) 869 8739

Fentress Seagroves

US Inbound Deals Leader, PwC US

Tel: +1 (678) 419 4189

Chris Monteleone

US Inbounds Assurance Leader, PwC US

Tel: +1 (703) 918 3346

Derek Kidley

US Inbound Advisory Leader, PwC US

Tel: +1 (212) 671 8452

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