How to conduct an effective tax and finance due diligence
Hosted by the Taxation Committee Considering the on-going global economic challenges and narrow organic growth, dynamic businesses seek to grow their businesses through M&A, which has been regarded as one of the simplest and most effective ways to achieve their strategic goals.
No matter what the driver is behind an M&A – whether it is the desire to access new markets, build scale, access to lower cost operations and acquire new technology or established brands - it is never an easy task to buy or sell a company. Yet, i ntegrating two companies is an extremely complicated process. Both buyers and target businesses need to make sure that accurate and adequate financial information is obtained for consideration. More importantly, all critical elements and likely risk issues have to be identified at early stage.
So what is the key to solving the myriad?
A thorough and proper financial and tax due diligence process can help you achieve your business objectives. In this seminar, Barry Tong, Advisory partner, and William Chan, Tax partner of Grant Thornton, will walk you through the process of due diligence, and common issues that may arise in an M&A:
Financial due diligence · Transaction process · Typical areas in financial due diligence · Common issues · Case studies · Tax due diligence · Overview of M&A Tax Rules in the PRC · PRC – Circular 698 implications · PRC – Circular 601 Beneficial Ownership implications · Structuring your investment
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