Every Mergers and Acquisitions deal has tax implications – and tax opportunities that may be overlooked in the rush to get the deal done. Taxand’s global team of M&A specialists provide independent, proactive advice throughout the lifecycle of your investments.

M&A guidance is a core activity within out Amsterdam offices and we have the expertise and capacity to support you at every stage of the M&A process, carrying out essential tax due diligence, conceptualising flexible, tax compliant structures that optimise your investment, drafting the tax paragraphs of the SPA, structuring tax efficient management incentive programmes, and completing tax related and post-deal activities. Our tax due diligence reports are practical and not only address the risks relating to the past, but also consider potential opportunities and suggest improvements for the future.

Sustainable Investing

Climate change and sustainability have grown into major political and social themes and have moved towards issues that can simply not be ignored. Corporate social responsibility is a topic that investors and board room members are valuing ever more highly. In light of corporate social responsibility more and more companies integrate ESG (environmental, social and governance) criteria into their strategy. Sustainable investing or impact investing is key to help in solving environmental challenges.

Local governments as well as, inter alia, the European Commission, set sustainability goals aiming at drastically lowering greenhouse gas emissions. This is supported by Europe’s 2019 Green Deal and the recent Fit for 55 package as a result of which Europe’s net emission of greenhouse gases should be nil by 2050.

Driven by this vision as well to seek a financial return, a number of investors shifted their investment strategy to impact investing. In 2021 Dutch climate tech start-ups raised EUR 620 million (five times more capital compared to 2019). Almost 20% of capital invested in start-ups is invested in climate technology. Those climate tech start-ups represent a value of EUR 7 billion.

As we share this vision it is our mission to support investors who are engaged in impact investing. Taxand chose to incorporate sustainable investing in its strategy for offering M&A tax services. Taxand also has dedicated teams with, inter alia, specific knowledge about start ups and scale ups as well as energy transition. Combining the strength of dedicated professionals, the various services we have to offer and the Taxand global network, Taxand is your perfect partner for sustainable investing.

Full-service independent advisors

As a full-service tax firm, our in-house specialists are able to cover the entire spectrum of tax in our reports. Thanks to our independent status, we can act quickly to deliver the answer you need and avoid audit-based conflicts. Our global capacity enables us to look beyond the local context to achieve the results you need whilst our healthy relationship with Dutch financial and legal firms allows us to work together smoothly on a deal, whether it concerns a large international company, a small growing business or a private equity fund