We hosted our third Private Equity Virtual Forum of 2020 on 8 December. Presenting to PE backed management teams on three current hot topics for PE backed businesses - Brexit, Working Capital and Human Orientated Ransomware.
If you are a PE backed management team and were unable to attend our Forum, please watch the attached video where Gemma Clark gives a 4 minute recap of the key takeaways of each topic. If you would like to attend future Forums please contact Louise Hymers.
2020 has been an extraordinary year for everyone in business, however 2021 will continue to bring a new set of responsibilities.
Now that the UK has left the EU, all businesses will experience some kind of change from 1 January 2021 as the transition period comes to an end. With this in mind, we have put together a list of the top five things private businesses must address now, ahead of the end of the year.
Finance & Treasury
The edict that ‘Cash is King’ is never truer than in times of uncertainty. As the impact of COVID-19 brings the resilience and wellbeing of your people front of mind, there’s also an increased need for companies to protect liquidity. Particularly for those in a high leverage model, reacting fast to the changing cash and working capital needs is a crucial lifeline.
CT Reliefs, Allowances & Exemptions
Rodger Heeley from our management tax team comments.
Corporate Tax (CT)
Private equity funds are big and getting bigger. 2019 saw a swathe of Private Equity (PE) funds acquiring UK listed businesses, and taking them private. This results in substantial changes for businesses and management teams.
Private equity - Hot topics
Click here for some of the key current hot topics affecting our clients in the PE market.
Private equity - Acquisition
PwC can provide assistance in all types of acquisitions, including portfolio bolt-ons.
Private equity - Post-deal
Immediately post-deal, there are a number of tax items that should be considered at the earliest opportunity.
Private equity backed businesses face different challenges at different stages of the PE life cycle. Click through to get advice relevant to each stage of the cycle.
Private equity - Pre-exit
Care must be taken in order to maximise value upon a full or partial exit.
In any business, having a well incentivised management team is key to the creation of value for all stakeholders. Management incentive plans are a key part of an executive remuneration package.
Private equity - Holding period
Click through for more information on managing tax costs and compliance obligations across all taxes as well as making the most of available tax incentives.
Click for contact details of our core Private Equity portfolio tax team across the UK.