ExpertiseMergers and acquisitions and tax due diligence

We guide clients through the options available, taking account of tax and investment regulations, including restrictions on foreign ownership, in formulating the optimal strategy. We work with clients in:

  • Ensuring that the correct tax implications are built into models
  • Identifying any potential efficiencies at the earliest stage
  • Managing the document flow and necessary approval processes
  • Ensuring that structuring options are considered and addressed at the earliest stage and amended if appropriate as new information comes to light
  • Where appropriate, performing tax due diligence on any intended targets
    • Identifying potential deal-breakers or significant exposures that may impact the valuation
    • Presenting clear findings, allowing a rapid assessment of actions to be taken
    • We will work in conjunction with the legal team on ensuring that contract documentation includes the necessary representations and warranties, or if necessary and acceptable, indemnities or escrow arrangements
  • At all times keeping clear lines of communication open with the client and other advisors to ensure that processes are followed and objectives met

Our people have been involved with numerous projects in Indonesia including:

  • Due diligence of major local bank in takeover by global bank
  • Due diligence and structuring relating to disposal of division of major local food group
  • Structuring and due diligence in relation to purchase of airline
  • Extensive due diligence in relation to sale of retail chain
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