New Zealand

Mergers and Acquisitions 

KPMG’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Tax practice is a part of a network of professionals that combines global understanding and deal experience with local knowledge of tax jurisdictions. We help businesses with cross-border M&A and other transactions.

Contact us

Greg Knowles

Greg Knowles

Partner - Tax

+64 9 367 5989

Our vision is to be the premier provider of M&A tax services with a reputation for outstanding quality, seamless client service and the best people.

 

We offer a range of Mergers and Acquistions tax services to corporates, private equity investors, investment banks and the financial services industry. Our services cover all phases of domestic and cross-border transactions.

Mergers and acquisitions services

The KPMG M&A Tax team provides tax advice for:

 

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • tax structuring advice for acquisitions or disposals
  • purchaser/vendor tax due diligence
  • post-deal integration
  • public-private partnerships
  • private equity
  • joint ventures
  • Initial Public Offers
  • tax modelling work
  • tax consulting advice
  • obtaining binding rulings from the Inland Revenue.

How we can help

Our Mergers and Acquisitons Tax team can help companies avoid pitfalls and seize potential opportunities.

 

We provide:

 

  • tax due diligence for acquirers and vendors, identifying what the tax exposure is on a deal and how it may be mitigated ― with clear focus on risk assessment
  • advice on the tax consequences of individual acquisitions, joint ventures and divestments to help design tax-efficient deal structures
  • assistance in forecasting post-deal tax liabilities in business models
  • post-transaction integration tax advice to help you reconcile your own tax positions and those of the acquired business.

Why choose KPMG?

Our global M&A Tax network provides access to dedicated tax professionals who understand how tax affects transactions across the world.

 

We know how to identify and advise on the material tax exposures in a transaction and to develop deal structures that appropriately address the tax implications.
 
Working on transactions day-by-day, we are process-driven and understand the mechanics of acquisition and disposals in a competitive environment.

Why M&A tax matters

For companies investing in New Zealand or expanding offshore it is important that the tax implications of each deal are dealt with from the outset.   This is especially important if you are investing in New Zealand for the first time or investing in a country with differing regulations and business cultures. These need to be reconciled to reveal the risks and opportunities of a transaction.
 
In a highly professional and competitive deal environment, many transactions are structured as tender based processes.  

 

To assess the real value of a transaction you need to understand the historical tax risks associated with an organsiation for sale, as  tax can have an impact on the price you will be prepared to pay.  

Our team

Our M&A Tax team is led by Greg Knowles (Auckland) and includes the following partners: