Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and cross border restructurings are gaining tremendous significance for businesses seeking inorganic growth, recovery, and efficiency. Given the dynamic and complex nature of the statutory framework governing the M&A Transactions, it is imperative that these transactions should be structured appropriately in a tax and regulatory compliant manner.

At Grant Thornton Bharat, our transaction tax experts understand your business, anticipate your needs and come up with robust tax solutions that help you achieve business objectives ensuring compliance and efficiency.

Our tax experts offer end-to-end transaction advice and implementation support services.

Our service offerings

With deep technical skills and practical transactional experience, our Transaction tax professionals will support you in achieving your goals in today’s rapidly changing environment. We offer a broad range of services customised to your specific situation including but not limiting to:

Corporate Re-structuring

Advisory on acquisition, disposal, merger, spin-off, or any other form of internal group restructuring (capital reduction, share-buyback, segregation or integration of businesses, delisting, etc.);

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions

Inbound/outbound business and investment structuring, advisory on investment through Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, investment holding and funding mechanisms for proposed investment / acquisitions, business model including IP ownership review and advisory from a tax optimisation perspective;

Transactions/deals Tax Advisory

Vendor/Buy side tax due diligence, Buy side/sell side transaction tax and structuring advisory, Review of transaction documents, Join venture structuring;

IBC related tax advisory

Advisory on bid preparation and acquisition of distress assets, and entities covered under Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC);

Implementation support services

End to end project management of Merger/Demerger/ Hive – off/Capital Reduction/Buyback/delisting etc. including assistance in obtaining requisite statutory approvals (NCLT, RBI, SEBI, DIPP etc.) and  undertaking pre/post transaction compliances and filings;

Private equity (PE) and Venture capital (VC) advisory

Help develop a Transaction (both investment and exit) strategy basis the tax and regulatory implications of the proposed transaction/deal. Post-acquisition tax assessment to identify and minimise tax inefficiencies and optimise the tax implications on returns and future exit.

Start - Ups Advisory

Provide assistance to start ups, starting from conceptualisation of investment/ business structure from a tax and regulatory perspective, entity options, setting up (evaluating tax exemptions available and advising on the mechanism for availing the same), assistance in securing registration with various regulatory authorities (DIPP, etc.), stock based rewards planning and conducting vendor due  diligences to facilitate fund raise, conduct target due diligences and provide structuring advisory for acquisition.

Promoter shareholding rationalisation and Succession Planning

Advisory on realignment of businesses amongst shareholders through internal structuring, advisory on transition of family wealth and businesses to second future generations through Trust structures, assistance in execution of succession plan through drafting of trust deed/ will, as applicable.

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