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Financial and Tax

Due Diligence 

Deloitte provides comprehensive financial and tax due diligence on acquisition or sale of private equity businesses, providing a detailed understanding of the key drivers and risks associated with any business to vendors and acquirers alike.

We add value in advising on sale and purchase adjustment mechanisms that facilitate smooth deal completion and avoid any value leakage from poorly structured mechanisms. Deloitte diligence approach integrates financial and tax due diligence experts to support and achieve an optimal outcome for you. 

Financial due diligence: focused due diligence of financial performance, with analysis focusing on key financial metrics such as quality of earnings, balance sheet composition and commitments and contingencies. This includes financial due diligence from a buy and sell side perspective.

Tax due diligence: focus on identifying material historic tax liabilities and opportunities to manage potential historic liabilities and tax compliance issues as well as providing the underwriters of any W&I policy with additional comfort regarding tax affairs. Our services include focusing on industry specific issues and how identified issues may have purchase price and completion account impact, and suggesting strategies to mitigate any associated tax risks.

Our team has a particular focus on private equity, having worked on a wide range of successful acquisitions and exits by private equity funds. 

Our private equity clients range in size (both in terms of fund size and investment size) and sector focus. We have experience in advising on all types of fund structures, including direct investment via a limited partnership, Singapore fund structure and Australian venture capital limited partnerships and managed investment trusts.

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Deloitte's Australian Private Equity Group is part of Deloitte’s Global Private Equity practice comprising over 1,500 private equity professionals globally.