Deal Advisory Tax

We provide a holistic approach to deals, focusing on tax, legal and accounting consequences, to maximise value for you.

At Black Swan, we know that there are opportunities as well as risks with every transaction.

Whether you’re looking to acquire, sell or restructure your business, there are tax implications to consider alongside your wider commercial objectives. We help you gain a clear understanding of the tax consequences of the transaction you’re about to embark on to help guide your decision-making process and provide important insights for your negotiations.

Our transactional tax specialists can provide bespoke guidance in the following areas:

Acquisitions

  • The tax considerations when acquiring your target business
  • Financial and tax due diligence
  • Tax modelling of new business structure
  • Tax warranties and indemnities to protect against future tax liabilities
  • Opportunities for improving operational and financial synergies
  • Post-acquisition implementation

Buy outs

  • Exit strategy and insight into buyer requirements
  • Valuation of your business
  • Opportunities to increase transaction value
  • Due diligence to manage tax risk and aid negotiation
  • Insight into buyer acquisition structure
  • Your tax position as an exiting shareholder
  • Opportunities to reduce tax leakage from the transaction
  • Review of legal documentation, warranties & indemnities

Restructure

  • Review of proposed structure to achieve your commercial objectives
  • Tax implications arising from a proposed structure
  • Draft tax clearances for HMRC approval
  • Implementation of restructure including demergers & separating trading activities
  • Post-implementation requirements