The following Corporation Tax guidance note Produced by Tolley provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:
An MBO takes place when the management team, which typically includes directors and first tier management, enters into an agreement to purchase an existing business. The usual form of an MBO is either:
the acquisition of the shares in the target company (Target) by a company newly incorporated by the management team to make the acquisition (Newco)
the acquisition of the trade and assets of Target by Newco
the transfer of Target’s trade to a subsidiary of Target (Target Subco) followed by Newco’s acquisition of Target Subco (known as a hive-down)
The management team will invest funds into the new structure, which will usually consist of a combination of share capital and loan financing (eg loan notes). By owning an equity stake in Newco, the management team have the incentive of benefiting from the capital growth of the company on future disposal of their
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