DUE DILIGENCE IN M&A PROCESS

The Due Diligence phase within a process of Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) is one of the most important and crucial ones. It is common and recommendable before closing a deal, the conduction of a Due Diligence by the investor in the company being acquired, which is an exhaustive inspection, usually in legal, tax, accounting and […]

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DISTRESSED SALE

Several times the motivation for selling a company is a crisis or insolvency situation of the business: these are the distressed sales, or distressed M&A, that carry its own characteristics and deserve some special treatments. In these situations, time is usually a crucial matter and the sale is one alternative to remedy the credit scarcity, […]

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PHASES OF AN M&A PROCESS

The objectives of transactions of mergers and acquisitions – M&A might be related to strategical growth or simply seeking for a rewarding financial feedback. One way or the other, M&A transactions involve various steps with different levels of complexity which are presented and described below. The first step, considering the seller’s point of view, is […]

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VALUATION X SALE PRICE

It is noticed an increasingly interest from entrepreneurs to find out the valuation of their businesses. However, they are rarely aware of the great complexity involved in a process of business valuation, its different assessment methods and the difference between valuation and the price the market is really willing to pay for the company. This […]

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THE CASH FLOW CONTROL AS A STRATEGIC INSTRUMENT ON BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

The business environment is getting more and more dynamic. Innovative ideas stimulate new businesses emergence and, therefore, new small companies. However, to thrive through this competitive market, and still have the chance to grow healthy with less barriers, it is important to be alert not only to the market itself, but to the company’s management. […]

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CONTROLLERSHIP AND BUSINESS SUCCESS

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road can take you there”, this utmost quote from Lewis Carroll and replicated by many other people, is very well related to the business environment and, more specifically, to the importance of the controllership in the business’ directions. Showing where the business currently is and where […]

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DEBT RESTRUCTURING

Sometimes caused by an economic crisis, changes in market dynamics and segment prices, by an extraordinary event of finance debt, or sometimes by an administration fail, many companies go through finance difficulties and have problems to honor their debts’ payment, being forced to renegotiate them in order to rebalance their cashes and comply with their […]

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IT GOT EASIER TO START A BUSINESS IN BRAZIL! WHAT IN PRACTICE MEANS THE SINGLE-MEMBER LLC (LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES)

For undertaking in Brazil through a legal person it’s necessary obtaining a public registry before the Board of Trade, the Notary Public Office or the Brazilian Bar Association, informing in the Articles of Association the activities that will be developed, where the company will be located, who are going to be the shareholders and which […]

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PAYMENT OF INTEREST ON THE EQUITY AS A TAX SAVING MEASURE IN BRAZIL

Due to the high national tax burden, businesses feel the need to search for legal ways to save money on tax payments; this practice is known as tax planning. The company has the right to structure some deliberations that may reduce the tax burden. In this article we will discuss the payment of interest on […]

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