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Tax Incentives Drive Growth in M&A Activity Across Globe

Tax Incentives Drive Growth in M&A Activity Across Globe
30 Apr 2012
The global economic crisis set off a tidal wave of austerity measures. Businesses held back on investment fearing further deteriorations in the macro-economic environment. However, tax incentives introduced by governments continue to spur activity.

Taxand's Global Guide to M&A Tax, covers 35 Taxand countries and highlights key strategies for multinationals to consider when undertaking any M&A activity worldwide. The guide also provides an update on legislative change designed to incentivise M&A activity including tighter tax rules surrounding the carry forward of tax losses and stronger regulations limiting the tax deduction of interest, and reviews the impact differing local regulations have on deals.

Taxand's Global Guide to M&A Tax provides multinationals with insight needed to identify opportunities and answers dealmakers' questions to consider when undertaking any M&A activity worldwide.

Ian Fleming, Taxand's Global M&A Tax Leader, said:

"In a bid to redress imbalances and increase competitiveness, countries around the world have implemented tax incentives to increase attractiveness and encourage further transactions. Businesses are now looking to join forces to better exploit economies of scale, which is driving M&A activity. There are opportunities. Buyers are cash rich. The economy is stabilising. Now is a good time to get back into the market."

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For further information please contact:
Abigail Tarren, COO
T. +44 (0)207715 5243
E. atarren@taxand.com

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