Following a strong 2018, with over 3,200 deals in North America totaling approximately $280 billion in aggregate value, private equity deals have faced a challenging 2019 with continued volatility and each quarter’s metrics falling below the prior year. However, Q3 2019 has seen an uptick in the aggregate deal values from Q2 2019. With fewer deals in the market, PE buyers, sellers, and PE-backed companies incurring transaction costs should consider the tax treatment and potential tax benefits of those costs to improve cash-tax positions and return on exit now or in the future.
Professionals from KPMG’s M&A Tax and Washington National Tax practices discuss the risks, opportunities, and leading practices for the tax treatment of costs incurred in connection with Private Equity transactions. The webcast discussion includes: