Understanding the dos and don’ts of demergers is vital. Demergers are complicated in terms of tax technical input, but done correctly the tax savings should significantly outweigh the costs.
Richard Coombs, tax partner at Bates Weston, uncovers the problems demergers are designed to fix. He explains how problems arise and why trying to resolve them using anything other than a demerger can often lead to significant tax charges.
Restructuring a business when outgrowing a Family Investment Company through a demerger can be a tax efficient way to allow family members to pursue different commercial goals.
Restructuring a business to resolve shareholder disputes through a demerger can be a tax efficient option to separate ownership of assets, allowing shareholders to take their respective parts of a business under their sole ownership.
Planning to sell your business or are in the process of marketing it? Restructuring your business using a demerger may be a tax efficient method of accommodating a potential buyer.