Tax Due Diligence

We understand ambitious and entrepreneurial management teams as well as the needs of the large corporates, city institutions, private equity and other investors. This makes us the ideal choice to bridge those different worlds and manage the differences in culture and business practice that inevitably arise on transactions.

Whether you are engaged in a private equity and a capital market transaction, you will work with a specialist team that understands your commercial needs. The reports you receive will be issues-led and include the expert opinion and analysis of the leading partner on your engagement. We go beyond one-size fits to bring you a flexible report designed to meet your specific requirements.

While we are a standalone team providing focused on tax due diligence, we work very closely with our colleagues in the Transactions Services and Capital Markets teams. We also provide bid-support work and advise on the tax aspects of reporting accountant work. 

Our approach is flexible and will be tailored to your needs.  You can commission high level diligence and red-flag reporting or a comprehensive exercise or anything in between. We will also tailor our approach to take account of less material jurisdictions or discrete areas such as those relevant to a specific sector or private equity backing.

Tax Due Diligence – Resources and Reach

In order to deliver the right advice for you, we liaise closely with the relevant sector specialists across our firm. You can also rely on us to support you wherever you need to do business by drawing on the reach of the BDO international network with 1,500 offices in more than 160 countries. 

You benefit from local knowledge and support, drawing on our extensive network and local knowledge across 18 UK locations to provide a comprehensive tax due diligence offering, whatever the business and wherever it is located.

Additional tax transaction services

We also provide assistance with associated tax matters including:

  • Tax structuring
  • Reasonableness of the tax assumptions in any forecast models and/or locked box calculations
  • Input into the tax indemnity
  • Assisting with any queries raised by W&I insurers

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