M&A tax due diligence case study

How one buyer was able to restructure taxes in the new entity to save more than $50 million


The issue: A private equity client needed M&A tax advice on its acquisition of a consumer products company with US and global operations.

Our approach: PwC M&A tax professionals uncovered that the company’s existing sales structure was inefficient and expensive given how inventory was transferred between US and international entities. PwC recommended a solution to minimize customs and duty taxes between US and Japan and assisted the company to restructure its sales process in Japan.

The outcome: The new tax structure was projected to potentially save the client more than $50 million in customs and duty fees over the next three to five years.

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