Inbound services: Nordic Region Business Network (NRBN)

Building bridges between businesses in the Nordics and the United States

PwC's Nordic Region business network assists companies with expanding their international footprint. If you’re thinking about investing—or already have invested—in the United States or the Nordics, NRBN's 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 & acquisitions, due diligence, valuations and investment exit strategies.

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Why Invest in the United States?

The US offers the largest consumer market globally and remains a top destination for Nordic investors. Recognized as a leader in research and development, the United States has more international patents registered than any other country. Innovators are protected by a well-structured intellectual property framework. Universities and incubators nationwide nurture new growth. The country ranks at the top for competitiveness and ease of doing business and has a diverse, skilled, innovative and mobile workforce. Geographically the world’s third largest country, the United States offers an abundance of resources and has the most developed, liquid, flexible and efficient financial markets.

Why invest in the Nordic Region?

Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland all rank high on the Forbes’ annual list of the Best Countries for Business, being the original home of IKEA, Spotify, Nokia, Maersk and Equinor among others. With its focus on education, equality, sustainability and innovation, the Nordics offer a business climate which allows everyone from startups to large corporations to fulfill their full potential. The Region also has a vibrant private equity sector with a global footprint.

Our services to businesses investing in the United States

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.

Deals and consulting

  • 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 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)

Tax services

  • Acquisitions and dispositions
    • Evaluate the US tax implications of US inbound acquisitions and dispositions designed to implement key initiatives
  • US entity structuring
    • Advise on tax consequences of newly formed US subsidiaries, including applicability of related tax elections and tax compliance
  • Business and tax alignment
    • Align cross-border business and tax objectives
  • Tax compliance
    • Address tax compliance requirements with respect to US federal and state tax laws, including income tax returns, transfer pricing documentation and sales and use tax assistance
  • 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.

Learn more about US inbound tax services

Audit and assurance

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

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Mattias Gunnarsson

Mattias Gunnarsson

Nordic Region Business Network Leader, PwC US

Jussi Taipale

Jussi Taipale

Nordic Region Business Network Leader, PwC US

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