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Transaction services

From investor to investment, from due diligence to exit. We know what will further the deal, and the drivers behind it. Furthermore, we know the associated risks which – often unintentionally – are attached to every deal.

Our experts can support you every step of the way. Our team of experienced business valuators, financial professionals, tax advisors and legal experts is ready to help you at each stage.

Although we cannot make your transaction risk free, we can tell you exactly what risks exist and how you can minimise them. In doing so, we can advise you how to optimise your tax position. We have done this for many of our clients, at both national and international level.

From investor to investment, from due diligence to exit. We know what will further the deal, and the drivers behind it. Furthermore, we know the associated risks which – often unintentionally – are attached to every deal.

Our experts can support you every step of the way. Our team of experienced business valuators, financial professionals, tax advisors and legal experts is ready to help you at each stage.

Our transaction specialists can help you with

  • (Vendor) due diligence and valuation

  • Acquisitions and structuring

  • Restructuring and refinancing

  • Management and employee participation schemes

Management and employee participation schemes

Whether it concerns your existing company or a proposed acquisition, many of our clients want the management and/or employees to participate in the results. The extent and manner of such participation differs from one case to another, however. For example, it depends on whether the management also contributes its own funds, and whether this is different for the other employees. And will the participants acquire voting rights as well (in case of shares)? And then of course there are the tax aspects that need to be addressed, both at company level and at participant level. We will be happy to help you design and value a management / employee participation scheme, whether it involves ordinary shares, ‘growth shares’, options, stock appreciation rights (SARs) or any other variant.

(Vendor) due diligence and valuation

Are you considering selling your company? As an entrepreneur / shareholder, you will want to find out in advance what conditions for a potential business takeover are relevant for you. What will happen to the company’s continuity? And will the staff be retained? How can I influence the sales proceeds and what will this mean for tax purposes?

The specialists of the Transaction Services team can assist you with regard to the analysis of your business and the disclosures to prospective buyers. Together, we will analyse the future financial, commercial and operational prospects. It goes without saying that we will also map out the legal and tax aspects. 

Acquisitions and structuring

Are you considering acquiring all or part of a company? Obviously, we are also happy to help you on the ‘buy side’! Whether it involves a due diligence review (financial, legal or tax) or the optimum structure and funding of the deal, our extensive experience in respect of corporate takeovers, either by strategic buyers or by private equity funds, enables us to make the process as smooth as possible.


Risk management

What are the principal risks occurring after a merger or acquisition? A number of possible synergies have been identified in advance. Next up is the actual moment of the merger or acquisition, followed by an integration phase. Our MRA is aimed at preparing a successful integration after a merger or acquisition.

In the first two steps, we map out the risks that may hamper a successful integration of the organisations. The risks are identified, categorised and assessed by a joint project team in which both organisations are represented.

In the next two steps, we decide what control measures are necessary in order to mitigate potential risks during the integration phase.

Relevant risk areas on the occasion of a merger or acquisition include the integration of business processes, the quality of financial figures, leadership, organisation and business culture, ICT, communication, synergy objectives, knowledge and staff retention, and stakeholder expectations.

A joint risk analysis will create a support base and foster proactive action and change acceptance. This will optimise the chances of a successful integration.

What are the principal risks occurring after a merger or acquisition? A number of possible synergies have been identified in advance. Next up is the actual moment of the merger or acquisition, followed by an integration phase. Our MRA is aimed at preparing a successful integration after a merger or acquisition.

A joint risk analysis will create a support base and foster proactive action and change acceptance. This will optimise the chances of a successful integration.

Eelco van der Vijver

SPECIALIST TRANSACTION SERVICES, MANAGER AMSTERDAM

Eelco van der Vijver (tax lawyer) heads up our Amsterdam office and is also a partner in the Transaction Services team. Together with the specialists from the various disciplines that give the team its strength, Eelco has extensive (international) experience in the transaction practice, from property transactions to initial public offerings, from fund structuring to participation schemes. Please give us a call and find out how we can help you!

Gerriët Nagelhout

ADVISOR

Advising clients on Dutch corporate taxation in their day-to-day business as well as on mergers, acquisitions, and all types of cross border transactions. Assisting clients in setting up businesses in the Netherlands, advising on compatibility with substance requirements. Performing due diligence and advising on and implementing of the acquisition structures. Involved in concluding tax rulings and other discussions with the Dutch tax authorities.

Restructuring and refinancing

The purchase or sale of a company is certainly not the only driver for reviewing a (legal) structure. A change in economic circumstances, entry on new markets, changed regulations or the growth of your company are just a few reasons which might cause you to reconsider your company’s structure. In this context, aspects such as regulatory considerations, tax legislation, international treaties, the governance of your company and the complexity of your operations and reporting may play a significant role.

We will be happy to support you in every phase of your company’s life and to help you identify optimisations where possible. Our experience in the transaction practice and risk management is indispensable here. In this way, your company will have the best possible position, both now and in the future.

The purchase or sale of a company is certainly not the only driver for reviewing a (legal) structure. A change in economic circumstances, entry on new markets, changed regulations or the growth of your company are just a few reasons which might cause you to reconsider your company’s structure. 

We will be happy to support you in every phase of your company’s life and to help you identify optimisations where possible. Our experience in the transaction practice and risk management is indispensable here. In this way, your company will have the best possible position, both now and in the future.

Tailor-made advice from PKF Wallast professionals?

Would you like to receive advice from the PKF Wallast professionals or require further information on transaction services? Then please contact us for a no-obligation introductory meeting.


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