Private equity investors look to tech to drive international growth
The private equity market has remained resilient in the face of recent market uncertainty but the constantly changing international tax landscape can give rise to complex tax issues for both financial sponsors and management teams.
Amid the recent economic turmoil, private equity has been particularly active in sectors such as tech, media and comms, financial services and retail and consumer, with investors keen to harness the huge potential of technology to drive growth and international expansion.
Trusted advice at each stage
From fund formation to structuring investments and bolt-on acquisitions, management team incentives, reorganisations, re-financings and exit planning, each stage of the private equity investment lifecycle can give rise to complex tax issues often involving multiple parties - each with their own commercial and tax objectives.
Osborne Clarke's Private Equity team is a trusted tax adviser to many financial sponsors, funds, lenders, management teams and portfolio companies when it comes to advising on complex tax and structuring matters, often involving cross border tax issues. The team has tax specialists across our international network who work closely with our private equity, funds, employment and regulatory colleagues to provide pragmatic, partner-led advice on all of the tax and legal aspects of the private equity investment lifecycle.
Specialist Management Tax Advisory Team
Osborne Clarke is one of the few law firms who have a specialist Management Tax Advisory team focused on supporting management teams with the complexities of private equity backed management buy-outs.
The Management Tax Advisory team regularly advises senior management teams on the tax implications for their high profile domestic and international transactions, as well as providing bespoke personal tax and private wealth advice.
The Private Equity Tax team at Osborne Clarke is a dedicated team of specialist private equity tax advisers with vast expertise advising both financial sponsors and the management teams on every stage of the private equity lifecycle."
Advised Tenzing on the management buy-out of Activpayroll Ltd, a leading global payroll outsourcing specialist providing customers with international payroll, payment services, global mobility and HR support in over 140 countries.
Advised Synova on its investment to Mediatonic, a leading global developer and publisher of video games.
Advised the senior management team of the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Group on its acquisition by private equity fund Blackstone.
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