Mergers and acquisitions (tax due diligence, structuring, warranties & indemnities and integration)

At Andersen LLP, we have assembled an experienced team of M&A tax advisers.  We appreciate that buying, selling or merging companies is a key milestone moment for shareholders, investors, and directors.

The acquisition process can be highly intense, and we can support you through that process from the very start when targets are identified, to signing the sale and purchase agreement.

We also advise vendors on the tax consequences of selling their businesses including pre-sale structuring and identifying historic tax liabilities and exposures through a vendor due diligence process.

We can also help get your business ‘exit ready’ by conducting health-checks of your businesses’ tax affairs and, where needed, disclose and negotiate positions with HMRC to mitigate unwanted surprises arising during due diligence.

Our services include:

  • Tax due diligence
  • Vendor tax due diligence
  • Tax structuring including consideration of transaction routes (e.g. share vs asset deal)
  • Review of tax warranties and indemnities
  • Post deal integration and tax housekeeping
  • Acquisition costs structuring
  • Funds flow (sources and uses)