Corporate simplification

Many groups have entities within their corporate structure which are no longer required, for example dormant companies or duplicate companies performing a similar function. Removing surplus entities can release capital, mitigate recurrent costs such as audit, accounting and tax compliance, and reduce wasted management time.

A transparent structure is attractive to potential buyers and investors should be looking to streamline their investee groups, either pre or post transaction, to enhance value and to manage business risk. Changing tax legislation is driving liquidations for small businesses whose shareholders want to take advantage of tax planning options such as Entrepreneurs’ Relief and Substantial Shareholding Exemption.

Similarly, the largest businesses are looking to simplify their group structure to improve transparency, good corporate governance and respond to legislative and regulatory changes such as the Base Erosion and Profit Sharing action plan.

Whatever the scale of business, whether owner managed or listed, national or international, Moore can provide commercial advice focused on achieving the most efficient, cost effective and risk-free outcome.

Our service is tailored to the needs of the organisation and the level of professional assistance required.