Leveraged Mergers & Acquisitions: special international survey
20 September 2010
A key finding is that the UK is one of the most favourable jurisdictions in the world to carry out these types of transactions. At the other end of the scale, stands Continental Europe where a series of obstacles curb private leveraged M&A: sacrosanct works council rules, tight merger control regulations, limited ability to grant security (which de facto restricts the financing options) and, to some extent, foreign direct investment restrictions.
This comparative report provides quick advice to help plan the overall strategy for a leveraged transaction. The report covers the following key issues: witholding tax; financial assistance; security interests; clawback; merger control; foreign investment approval; employee rights. The report provides the answers in a unique synthesised form thanks to the simple but very effective colour-coding methodology.
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