Whether your business evolves and reorganizes through merger or acquisition, Dentons can play a major role as part of your team. As team players we support you in all aspects concerning your business. A key success factor is that we are in a capable position to provide financial, tax and legal service from one source.
In order to give you a first overview of the broad variety of our services, see more below:
Due diligence provides the basis for investment decisions. Its results are a substantial element to a company sale or purchase agreement. In case of investment considerations we recommend a due diligence audit in order to reduce the risks of your investment. Here we analyze the company on the basis of the documents and information we receive, according to your specifications.
Apart from a feasibility study of the corporate planning of the target firm, we also give support
concerning the development of an integrated overall strategy under consideration of synergies, etc.
If you are planning to sell your company, we are happy to offer you our advice for the preparation of a deal room for a proposed due diligence audit.
We check the tax risks entailed in buying or selling a company or parts of a company. Our team examines—in terms of tax problems—the company, put up for sale and provides advice on their resolution or on the agreement of tax guarantee assurances made by the seller.
We also examine purchase agreements for tax clauses.
Tax structuring and formation of business activities—national and global—including the tax organization and tax structuring of groups of companies
We examine company forms for their tax efficiency and give recommendations on the merging or demerging of definable corporate activities.
For circumstances concerning another country, we are associated with our foreign colleagues within the Dentons Group and develop the optimal solution for your company.
Evaluations of businesses
For a variety of occasions we conduct evaluations of businesses or parts of businesses in order to calculate their value. Such occasions can be, for example: the acquisition or sale of a company or parts of a company, affiliation or demerger, mergers and acquisitions, the determination of the market capitalization in connection with listing on the stock exchange, the accession or withdrawal of partners, etc.
The evaluation of a business can be carried out using different methods (IDW S 1, Multiple-Evaluation, etc.). Together with you, we will find the optimum evaluation procedure.
We support you with the feasibility study of business plans, or—as the case may be—we develop them for you. In the event of the establishment of companies, business plans form the basis for decisions for potential capital providers. Furthermore, business plans are also used as the fundament for the evaluation of companies and due diligence audits.
As part of finance management, profitability analyses are important for checking devices and indicators of the correctness of corporate decisions. Structures and procedures are covered and analyzed. Let us offer you our support in the drawing up of profitability analyses or indeed in verifying the results.
We provide services to those of you who need German corporate structures for their business without the requirement of establishing long term and multi business purpose companies. We can provide the required know-how to handle such situations—reliable establishment or maintenance of companies and the relevant statutory auditing, tax and management service.
Our services include:
Maintaining books and records in accordance with German legal and tax rules and directives as well as preparing and filing all required reports and specifications with the relevant authorities or institutions.
International management reporting
Tailored to the relevant individual management requirements we maintain management reporting covering the relevant accounting standards (e.g., IFRS, local-GAAP, German GAAP (HGB)).
Dentons provides you with assistance in preparing external accounting, tax reports and accounting reconciliation, including the reconciliation between statutory and (company or group) management reports.
Domiciliary and Management Services
For you, we provide a registered office where official documents can be served, in addition to one or more managing directors who are responsible for day-to-day management. Dentons GmbH provides domiciliary and management services, making sure that all legal and tax requirements are met and rules and regulations are complied with. If requested, we can also provide and set-up shelf-companies ready for your transactions and business in Germany.
Our domiciliary and management services provide all the advantages of working with experienced and highly qualified people, who look after your interests and ensure that the service is in line with the business purposes of your requirements, and of course with the German legal and tax requirements.
Registered office address
Dentons GmbH premises in Berlin and Frankfurt/Main are available as registered addresses for you. We ensure a wide range of responsibilities, such as ensuring proper registration with the local and tax authorities, diligently processing all communications delivered to the registered address and keeping accurate books and records available for inspection at any time.