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Cashed-up and ready to take advantage of opportunities

Published on 01 Feb 09 by "THE TAX SPECIALIST" JOURNAL ARTICLE

An uncertain economy provides both opportunities and dangers for participants in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity. Tax can both assist and hinder opportunities, while exacerbating the dangers. This paper considers some of the tax issues encountered in M&A activity (focused on the acquisition of shares in a company) funded by cash. (Scrip transactions are the subject of another paper by another author. Please also note that this paper does not consider the application of the recently released bill on the taxation of financial arrangements.)

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Muhunthan Kanagaratnam CTA
Muhunthan leads the tax practice of Gilbert + Tobin. Muhunthan was formerly a Special Counsel of G+T and an M&A – Tax Partner with Deloitte. He specialises in corporate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, IPOs and privatisations, where FIRB’s tax conditions often come into play. Muhunthan has advised on landmark transactions and managed tax disputes, both with significant tax exposures, and brings diverse experiences to his presentations for the Tax Institute. - Current at 31 May 2017
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