Corporate transactions are regularly characterised by a high degree of tax sensitivity on the part of the market partners involved. National accounting and tax law already offers a large number of options and structuring possibilities.

Planning the tax burden includes both the opportunities for tax-optimised solutions and the avoidance of tax disadvantages as part of tax risk management. This expertise is supplemented by the inclusion of regulations of international tax law and, increasingly, the case law of the European Court of Justice.

We have many years of experience in tax structuring advice and can support you in the following important decision-making situations in particular:

  • Tax structuring of M&A and private equity transactions (company acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures), financing rounds and recapitalisations
  • Tax due diligence
  • Choice of legal form when setting up a company, including foreign subsidiaries (inbound / outbound)
  • Process planning in consideration of VAT and other transaction taxes
  • Investment, financing and distribution decisions
  • Tax risk management including strategic preparation for tax audits
  • Reorganisation / conversions
  • Accounting and reinforcement options
TAXGATE - Our experience

Track Record

We have acquired our in-depth and long-standing experience in numerous national and international transactions. In the recent past, for example, we have advised our clients on the following, mostly cross-border projects:


  • Foreign investor in the planned acquisition of an international payment service provider
  • Distressed M&A transaction: Acquisition of a German automotive supplier out of insolvency by a financial investor
  • German group on the establishment and financing of a subsidiary in the USA
  • German entrepreneur concluding a licence and purchase agreement for intangible assets with a Swiss group as licensee/purchaser
  • Fund initiator on the structuring of a German access to an internationally investing infrastructure fund based in Luxembourg
  • Start-up companies in the field of cloud computing with start-up and structuring issues
  • Private equity fund on the acquisition of a minority stake in a Swiss stock corporation
  • Private equity fund on the planned acquisition of a German call centre business
  • German financial investor on the merger and restructuring of the financing of two private equity fund vehicles
  • Fund initiator in the launch of a closed-end investment company for German private investors
  • Private equity fund on the acquisition of a stake in an international provider of interior fit-out services for ships and maritime facilities such as cruise ships, ferries and offshore platforms
  • Private equity fund on the acquisition of a manufacturer of plastic surgery products
  • Private equity fund on the acquisition of a general contractor for fibre optic projects and structuring of several subsequent add-on acquisitions in the broadband technology sector
  • Private equity fund on structuring the acquisition of an Israeli biotech company and its integration into a German group of companies
  • Private bank on the structuring of a management buy-out
  • Institutional investor in the restructuring and refinancing of a wind farm portfolio
  • UK venture capital fund on the structuring and implementation of a co-operation agreement with a German venture capital fund
  • Asset manager on the sale of a portfolio of nursing home operating companies
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