Mergers & Acquisitions Tax

Building tax into successful M&A planning and execution

Transactions are a time of change. Creating and protecting value in a merger, acquisition, disposal, or other refinancing is fundamental. To achieve long-term value, it’s vital to create the most efficient structure possible in terms of ongoing operating model and financing.

For organisations and advisers involved in a deal, maximising value is always paramount. Our commercially-focused advisers are there to help throughout the process of any transaction that your organisation is involved in:

  • Public to private initiative
  • Management buy-out/in
  • Purchasing or disposing of an asset

PwC has tax specialists able to give expert structuring and financing advice at every stage of the deal cycle. We have one of the largest globally focused tax networks in the deals industry, using local, experienced professionals to develop pragmatic M&A tax and transaction solutions in the face of increasing global complexity.

Your challenges

  • Disposition or Acquisition of an asset or company
  • Tax due diligence on a deal
  • Tax planning to ensure tax-efficient debt servicing and repayment
  • Integration of the tax planning with accounting and regulatory requirements
  • Optimisation of the tax position of the management team's investment

  • Management Incentive Planning
  • Carry Structuring
  • Modelling tax planning scenarios for a deal
  • Floating on the Stock Exchange
  • Involvement in a public to private initiative

How we can help

We help you assess the opportunities, risks and tax implications of M&A decisions, however complex. 
Our unrivalled strength and depth of experience allows us to consistently deliver innovative solutions that help add real financial value to transactions.

  • Minimise tax costs over the life of a deal
  • Optimise tax situation within your structure
  • Enable a post-deal structure which ensures tax efficiency
  • Access to a strong international network of commercial specialists who deliver thorough, quantitative analysis, rigorous implementation and leading-edge structuring techniques
  • First class advice across the whole of your private equity portfolio


  • Mergers and acquisitions tax services
  • Tax for private equity funding deals and setting up funds
  • Tax advice relating to Initial Public Offerings
  • Private Finance Initiative tax advice
  • Tax advice for management involved in deals




Contact us

Vincent Lebrun

Alternatives Leader, Tax Partner, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 3193

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