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Merger & Acquisition experiences in a tax consolidations environment - a purchaser's perspective presentation


This presentation focuses on identifying and examining some of the practical issues raised by the introduction of the tax consolidations regime which a purchaser should examine when assessing M&A opportunities in the tax consolidations environment. In brief, this paper focuses on the following main areas:
- purchase of assets versus purchase of shares
- structuring issues to be considered by purchasers
- the due diligence process in the tax consolidations environment
- major issues that purchasers should assess carefully.

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Grant Wardell-Johnson CTA
Photo of author, Grant WARDELL-JOHNSON Grant is the Head of the Australian Tax Centre at KPMG. Grant has a background in providing tax advice relating to international and domestic tax structuring, international cross-border acquisitions and initial public offerings. Grant has been the lead Tax Partner on many high-profile projects in the Australian and international markets, including the Wesfarmers acquisition of Coles Limited, Macquarie Group consortia acquisitions of Boart Longyear Limited and Dyno Nobel Limited and their subsequent listing on the Australian Securities Exchange. Grant now leads the thought leadership on tax policy and consultation on new law including KPMG’s response to base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) and the OECD Action Plan. He is Co-Chair of the National Tax Liaison Group, an Advisor to the Board of Taxation, a member of the KPMG Global BEPS Steering Group and the KPMG Responsible Tax Group. - Current at 29 November 2017
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This was presented at Consolidation: M&A Experiences .

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