Our team gives practical, commercial and innovative solutions to complex tax structuring issues related to the full range of M&A transactions. We collaborate with your existing lawyers or utilise our partnerships with commercial law firms to provide comprehensive M&A advice.
With the proposal of a merger or acquisition, we identify historical tax risks and exposures. We also determine whether there are any tax opportunities which were underutilised. Finally, we assist with deciding the representations and warranties to include in the transaction agreements.
We efficiently identify tax risks, tax saving opportunities and make recommendations for reducing identified risks in your everyday business operations or related to a specific factual circumstance. We will were applicable advise on applicable tax reliefs or request rulings which mitigate the tax risks.
We advise South African companies embarking on international expansion (outward bound investment) and foreign companies coming to invest in South Africa (inward investment). In addition, we are regularly involved in multinational enterprises with complex operations and structures across the globe.
If your business is registered as a company:
Tax risks remain with the company where you are concluding a sale of business. The acquisition costs of the assets will form the base cost for future disposals.
Where purchasing shares in a company, the tax risks remain in the company and would require quantification, warrant or indemnification (where possible) to mitigate or eliminate the risk(s).