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.)
Muhunthan Kanagaratnam CTA
Muhunthan is a Tax Partner with Deloitte specialising in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Muhunthan helps clients identify and obtain tax value from their targets and manage their tax exposures. He works with clients through the life of a transaction, from due diligence and modelling to structuring, drafting and negotiating the tax aspects of transaction documents. Muhunthan has advised on some unique and high profile transactions. His clients range from large Australian and international corporate clients to international private equity firms. Current at 16 December 2015
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