Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Basswood Counsel devises and implements tax strategies for mergers and acquisitions to help ensure all corporate and tax implications are comprehensively addressed. Our team provides global tax planning for mergers and acquisitions as well as pre-spin-off and post-acquisition restructuring. We regularly work with multinational clients and private equity sponsors to navigate the often complex tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions that cross national borders. We advise both U.S. companies investing abroad and non-U.S. investors in the U.S.

Basswood Counsel not only understands the nature of our clients’ transactions, but also understand their businesses, and are a critical part of achieving their business goals. Our clients rely on us to deliver innovative, comprehensive, and tax efficient solutions on nearly every type of domestic and cross-border transaction presenting significant tax issues.

We provide sophisticated, deal specific advice that allows our clients to accomplish their objectives on a tax-efficient basis. Our extensive deal experience allows us to provide real-time advice involving current tax developments. Since almost all mergers and acquisitions transactions or restructurings involve substantial tax considerations, our team works to structure the transaction so that it meets our clients’ needs with efficient tax results.

Basswood Counsel has dealt with novel issues where creativity is vital to optimizing tax efficiency without compromising business objectives and have structured, negotiated and assisted in implementing numerous cross-border mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, joint ventures and spin-offs. We have experience in all phases of mergers and acquisitions transactions, including pre- and post-transaction tax planning and restructurings, drafting and negotiating tax related provisions in mergers and acquisitions agreements and addressing tax issues that arise in connection with financing transactions.