Against a backdrop of renewed global corporate confidence, one-third of global businesses are looking for new acquisitions in the next six months. The New York City Bar Center for CLE and Penn State’s Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions will kick off its 8th Annual Institute on Tax Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions next week.
"Given the suggested near term increase in M&A activity, the goal of the institute is to help participants come up to speed quickly in both the fundamentals and the hot topics in this area," said Professor Samuel C. Thompson Jr.
, director of the Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions
and co-chair of the institute. "Tax strategy is a critical element of M&A so evaluating different acquisition strategies from a tax perspective can add substantial value to a transaction."
Designed to help advisors provide value from a tax perspective in the deals in which they are engaged, the program includes a lineup of nationally and internationally recognized corporate tax specialists and top IRS officials. Participants will learn to evaluate different acquisition strategies from a tax perspective, identify issues related to cross-border M&A transactions, recognize financing and debt issues related to private equity, joint ventures and LBOs, and increase understanding of tax issues in M&A transactions, including those related to bankruptcy and spin-offs.
The two-day event will be held on April 28-29, at the New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street, New York, New York.