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.
Grant Wardell-Johnson CTA
Grant, CTA, 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 consultation on new law and response to base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) and the OECD Action Plan. He is a member of the Treasury BEPS Advisory Group. Current at 17 March 2016
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