Mergers & Acquisitions Tax Advisory 

Mergers, acquisitions and disposals have enormous potential for value creation for your investors.

To realize this potential, it is vital to understand and take tax implications into account at the outset.

This is even more important if you are entering into a cross-border transaction. The difference in laws, regulations, business cultures, time zones and language can multiply the risk of fiscal miscalculations, misunderstandings and misconceptions.
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Toh Boon Ngee
Head of Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Advisory

+65 6213 3388

2015 Tier 1 Firm for Tax Advisory, Transfer Pricing and Tax Transactional – International Tax Review

Best Advisor For Taxation Services – Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2014

Our professionals come from different services and sectors and we understand the markets.

We are familiar with local business nuances and global business trends and we know how competitive it is.

As your advisor, we will assist in the identification of and management of material tax exposures, safeguard valuable tax assets and design deal structures that enhance the long lasting value of a deal.

How KPMG can help

Leveraging our resources and experience, we will help you avoid transaction downsides and identify opportunities that will benefit you and your stakeholders.

Tax due diligence
  • track down tax information needed to identify where tax exposures lie and what can be done about them.

Structuring acquisitions and disposals
  • design structures that take account of exposures revealed during due diligence
  • review contracts to assess their tax efficiency, provide tax opinions, and obtain tax authority rulings or incentives
  • assess the value of a target's tax attributes, helping you structure the transactions in a tax effective manner that supports your post deal integration plans

Contract assistance
  • review contracts to assess tax efficiency and understand the impact on the purchase price mechanism

Tax modeling
  • calculate post transaction future tax cash flows based on an investment model or profit forecast

Vendor due diligence
  • conduct vendor initiated tax due diligence to facilitate a more efficient and smooth disposal process
  • identify and resolve potential deal-breakers before potential bidders are approached

Vendor assistance
  • assist with vendor side documentation including the preparation of data-room documentation
  • advise on pre-deal reorganization measures

Post transaction integration
  • swift resolution of post transaction issues
  • capture synergies, reconcile conflicting tax positions and reduce the number of newly acquired entities in a tax efficient way