Growing services

Growing services

Skilled advisers can help you identify the avenues for growth that make sense for your business.

Get set to grow. Skilled advisers can help you identify avenues for growth.

Growth

Growth is an essential ingredient to continued business success. While most businesses can achieve growth organically, this can require considerable time and effort. In order to grow sustainably, businesses must consider all of their market opportunities including seeking out complementary businesses for acquisition, potentially divesting non-core businesses, outsourcing functions to increase cost efficiencies and potentially expanding into the emerging markets.

Financing and M&A

Mergers and acquisitions can be a great way to grow or diversify, but navigating the options can be challenging, especially for entrepreneurial businesses. How can you be confident that the deal you’re making will achieve your desired outcomes?

Our advisers can help you get the most value out of a deal by providing objective advice across all stages of the transaction – from strategy development and target identification to implementation. We can also work with you to evaluate financing options and structure debt solutions that may give you the financial flexibility you need to deliver on your growth plans.

Business strategy

When it comes to doing business, maintaining the status quo will not work for long. There’s little doubt you’ll face ongoing threats, whether from new technologies, competition, or industry changes. As an owner-manager, you need to think about the future today so you can build a sustainable model for your business.

Our advisers can work with you to review your business model and help identify strategic initiatives that will support your objectives. We do this through facilitated sessions focused on helping you develop the right strategy for your business – and by helping you execute, monitor and make ongoing adjustments to your strategy.

Expanding internationally

When it comes to growth, you’re thinking beyond your borders. International expansion presents many opportunities, from expanding your market base to lowering your costs. It also presents unique risks – different regulatory rules and requirements, tax implications, and culture or language barriers.

KPMG operates in more than 150 countries, providing you with access to the resources and information you need to be confident in your expansion strategy. We’ll leverage our global expertise through local experts to help you understand your risks and how you can mitigate them so you can take your business anywhere you might want to grow.

M&A tax

Every transaction has tax implications. Whether you’re contemplating an acquisition, a merger, or restructuring – understanding the relevant tax issues will let you take advantage of tax opportunities while reducing your transaction risks. If you’re considering a cross border transaction, getting specialised tax advice can assist in the deal being commercially viable.

Our advisers can work with you to understand the tax implications of your potential deals and help you to structure transactions in ways that are tax-efficient. No matter where you are in the deals lifecycle, we can assist in determining a tax structure to support your endeavours.

Going public

Taking your company public is an exciting process. It brings with it prestige and higher visibility in the market. At the same time, going public brings new risks, including complex accounting and reporting requirements and the need to manage new stakeholders – like the board and your shareholders.

To get the best outcome, you need to be well informed and well prepared. Our advisers can work with you to decide whether going public is the right choice for your business. If you go forward, we can help you manage the IPO process and begin to operate in the public company environment.

Assurance

The need for effective risk management and controls is crucial in an environment of increased scrutiny. It is important to minimise these risks, not only for the business itself, but also for the owners, property holdings and capital. Implementing controls, securing new financing, efficient tax management and optimisation can all have a positive impact on the bottom line of your business.

Corporate tax

Having an effective corporate tax program means keeping on top of trends and key issues. When tax changes or rulings are announced, timely analysis can help you understand how your business will be affected so you have time to adjust your tax processes accordingly.

We work with businesses like yours to develop comprehensive plans that can manage or reduce your corporate tax burden. From assessing the effectiveness of your business structures to helping you identify tax savings opportunities, we can work with you to develop a customised tax program that works for your business.

Personal tax

As the owner-manager of a business or a new entrepreneur, corporate tax shouldn’t be your only concern. To manage your overall tax burden effectively, you need to understand how tax rules and changes may affect both your personal tax situation and that of your family.

The challenge is that personal tax law is complex and rules can change quickly. Our advisers can work with you to assess the tax rules and tax issues that affect, or may affect, your personal and family taxes, so that you can better manage your overall tax burden while remaining compliant with all tax laws.

IT

An effective, well-managed information technology (IT) system is one of the most valuable business advantages an organisation can secure. The right technology, implemented properly, appropriately managed and monitored, can lead to significant gains in growth and efficiency. It is essential to get sound business advice to ensure technology risks are managed. IT is challenging to get right and expensive to get wrong — not only in terms of dollars spent, but also in lost efficiency and potential regulatory infringements. We work with clients to analyse business technology issues within their businesses.

Transfer pricing tax

Regulatory authorities in many geographies are strengthening their local legislation regarding transfer pricing and increasing penalties for non-compliance. Whether you already have operations in different countries, or plan to expand as part of your strategic goals, understanding tax rules for multinationals is a critical step toward making sure your business is commercially viable and tax-efficient.

Our advisers can assist you with creating a commercially viable global tax strategy – one that recognises global issues while incorporating local knowledge and requirements. Our advisers across our global network can help you see beyond your borders and manage transfer pricing in effective and efficient ways.

R&D incentives

As an entrepreneur or fast-growing company, you recognise the importance location has on business success. When it comes to research and development (R&D) initiatives, location can have a major impact on your costs due to the availability of R&D incentives and the impact of R&D costs on other tax benefits.

We can help you conduct a review of R&D incentives and tax implications so that you can better evaluate the after-tax cost of performing your R&D in one country or state over another. Our advisers can also highlight other government grants and incentives that you can tap into. We will work with you to help determine the best location for your activities – so you can focus on the future.

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