M&A and Transaction Tax
The life cycle of a business is punctuated by key moments: acquisition; refinance; investment; growth; disposal; succession; exit.
Every stage in this cycle brings its own opportunities and challenges. At HURST, we can make sure that the tax consequences at each stage in your journey are managed efficiently.
We thrive on the opportunities that transactions bring. These opportunities are always commercially driven, but we also bring effective tax solutions into the picture.
Our services include:
- Tax structuring for investment, acquisition, and exit, to ensure the best possible tax answer within the commercial context of your transaction.
- Obtaining advance tax clearance from HMRC for specific transactions such as:
- Management buy-outs
- Share-for-share exchanges
- Share buy-backs
Our objective is to ensure that the tax impacts of your transaction are dealt with, allowing you to focus on your key commercial objectives.
We work alongside our Corporate Finance, Debt Advisory, and Tax Due Diligence colleagues to ensure that the deal process is as smooth as possible. We also work closely with lawyers to ensure that deal documentation is fully aligned with the tax outcomes you are planning to achieve.
We always recommend speaking to us as early on in a transaction as possible. It is important to build time into the deal process to allow us to structure your deal tax efficiently, and to get advance HMRC clearance.
Tax plays a crucial role in transactions and can often have a significant impact on the outcome of a deal and in exceeding client's expectations.
Please get in touch to discuss your needs.