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10 years experience
  • Cross-border Transactions
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9 years experience
  • Cross-border Transactions
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5 years experience
  • Cross-border Transactions
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What do Cross-border Transactions consultants do?

Fintalent’s cross-border transaction specialists are available to help organisations carry out transfer of assets/liabilities between borders or legal jurisdictions. Our consultants guarantee a seamless flow of the transaction process in a manner that not only complies with subsisting laws and requirements, but also positions the organisations for smooth operations post M&A.

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Fintalent is the invite-only community for top-tier independent M&A consultants and Strategy professionals. Our Fintalents serve clients in North America, LATAM, Europe, MENA, and APAC.

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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Cross-border Transactions Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of Cross-border Transactions talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Cross-border Transactions professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Cross-border Transactions talent and are able to provide clients with Cross-border Transactions professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Cross-border Transactions professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Cross-border Transactions consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our Cross-border Transactions consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Cross-border Transactions talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your Cross-border Transactions talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my Cross-border Transactions consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

Everything you need to know about Cross-border Transactions

What are Cross-border Transactions?

One of the most commonly used word to describe cross border transactions is international deals. But this does not mean that a cross border transaction is limited to international deals only. A cross border transaction can be defined as the transfer of assets and liabilities of one entity to another entity in a jurisdiction other than the country where the assets are located and where the liability has been incurred. This is known as a cross-border transaction, since assets and liabilities are transferred between two entities, while they are located in different countries or have been incurred in different countries.

FIntalent’s Cross-border transactions consultants define it as an M&A deal that involves two or more buyers/sellers having separate legal entities (separate funds) and individuals (separate shareholders), which together form the same corporate entity i.e. the same legal entity. They are often referred to as international deals since they involve a number of countries and/or jurisdictions. The law that regulates cross-border M&A transactions is not uniform across the world, so there are a few issues that need to be examined when conducting a cross border transaction. The issues involved in a cross-border M&A deal are tax issues, legal issues, accounting issues and currency exchange regulations.

Basic Structures for Conducting Cross Border Transactions

1) A triangular structure, where the target company is located in a different country from the acquiring firm. A triangular structure is often used to take advantage of differences in local tax laws between jurisdictions;

2) A collateralized structure, where the target company and borrowing entity are incorporated in the same country. Here the target company is located in the same country as the acquiring firm and they are wholly owned by a holding company that is incorporated in another country, but the target company has limited or no assets. This structure is normally used to reduce borrowings costs;

3) A non-collateralized structure, where both the target company and borrowing entity are incorporated in the same country, which is usually at a lower tax rate than other countries. Cross-border transactions using this type of structure are often seen as abusive transactions since they result in tax avoidance but not in tax planning. The main reason for this is the information asymmetry where a target company, which may have sophisticated knowledge on its own business, may not be aware of the financial size of the acquiring firm.

The Benefits of Cross-Border Structure

Many M&A transactions are structured as triangular structures because such structures often take advantage of differences in local tax laws between jurisdictions. Currency conversion difficulties also arise when a foreign subsidiary incurs liabilities in a foreign currency and there is no local subsidiary to provide currency conversion services. In such cases, it is difficult for an investor to use a non-collateralized structure.

Cross-border M&A transactions may be structured as non-collateralized or collateralized structures. In a non-collateralized structure, the target company is incorporated in the same country as the acquiring firm and has limited liabilities. This structure is used when there are tax benefits to be obtained from having a foreign subsidiary and/or a VAT deduction for financing costs in the target jurisdiction. However, there are still quite some problems with this structure such as lack of control over subsidiaries and currency conversion difficulties caused by dual currency loans. Such problems can be solved using a collateralized structure, but this leads to greater financial risk and cost of capital. In such a structure, the target company is incorporated in a different country from the acquiring firm and has more assets than liabilities. In this structure, the target company is generally easier to control than a non-collateralized subsidiary.

In a collateralized structure, a foreign subsidiary of the acquiring firm takes over all of the equities and liabilities which are issued by the target company located in another country. This type of structure reduces borrowings costs and eliminates currency conversion issues especially when there is no local subsidiary or dual currency loans.

Advantages of Cross-Border Structure

In a triangular structure, the acquiring firm has a subsidiary in a low tax / no tax jurisdiction. Since the subsidiary is a separate entity, it can take advantage of legal loopholes in that country and reduce its overall tax burden. The main advantage of triangular structures is cost savings, since borrowing costs are reduced due to the netting out of the borrowing costs across entities and the interest earned from different sources can be added. There may also be some tax benefits if one of the subsidiaries has a zero or lower tax rate than other jurisdictions involved.

Cross-border M&A transactions are usually triangular structures in that the target company is incorporated in a separate country from the acquiring firm, so it can take advantage of differences between jurisdictions for tax avoidance. There may also be some tax incentives if one of the subsidiaries has a zero or lower tax rate than other jurisdictions involved.

Disadvantages of Cross-Border Structure

The main disadvantages of triangular and cross-border structures are limited control over subsidiaries and currency conversion difficulties caused by dual currency loans, which are often required to finance assets and liabilities issued by another country. These difficulties can be solved using a collateralized structure, but this leads to more financial risk and cost of capital.

In a non-collateralized structure, the target company is incorporated in the same country as the acquiring firm, which may result in lower tax rates. The main disadvantage of this structure is that there is little control over subsidiaries and no currency conversion.

Benefits of Collateralized Structure

In a collateralized structure, a foreign subsidiary of the acquiring firm takes over all of the equities and liabilities which are issued by the target company located in another country. This type of structure reduces borrowings costs and eliminates currency conversion issues especially when there is no local subsidiary to provide foreign currency exchange services.

In a collateralized structure, the target company is incorporated in a different country from the acquiring firm. The main advantage of this structure is that it has more control over subsidiaries and currency conversion problems can be avoided.

Disadvantages of Collateralized Structure

The main disadvantages of collateralized structures are that they are usually expensive and the financing costs can be high due to the use of derivatives. Furthermore, it is difficult to control such structures, which can result in the foreign subsidiaries acting in an opportunistic manner. This structure may also result in target companies having an extended capital structure and a high level of risk.

Theory behind Acquisition Structures

In order to make the best use of acquisition structures, firms must first ensure that a suitable merger strategy is being followed. This can be done through using a due diligence process when considering potential targets. Due diligence allows a firm to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a business in order to enhance the value of an M&A deal. One example is that firms can use a multi-pronged attack by targeting more than one acquisition structure at once.

The main decision which must be made is whether a firm wants just to get under control, gain market share or increase revenue and profits in foreign markets at the same time. If it is decided that the main purpose of an acquisition is financial, then firms will want to use acquisitions to reduce risk.

Firms can use a triangular structure in order to reduce borrowing costs and maximize interest income. This structure has the benefit of having more control over subsidiaries, but the main disadvantage is that it can reduce profits. If a firm wants just to get under control, then it should use a triangular structure. This structure encourages firms to have more than one subsidiary in different countries because they can benefit from interest income and still be under control.

If it is decided that the main purpose of an acquisition is market share, then firms will want to use acquisitions to gain market share in foreign markets. If the firm wants just to get under control in foreign markets then they should use non-collateralized structures that offer little borrowing costs.

If the main purpose of an acquisition is to increase market share and get under control at the same time, then a cross-border triangular structure should be used. This type of structure has a lot of flexibility in determining which subsidiary will be picked and can provide good opportunities for tax-avoidance.

If it is decided that the main purpose of an acquisition is to increase market share but don’t want to pay too much interest on borrowing more than one subsidiary at once, then a non-collateralized structure can be used. This type of structure will have little control over subsidiaries but there will be less interest expense.

Another benefit of a non-collateralized structure is that it allows firms to focus on the target company and subsidiary without having to worry about currency conversion. This structure has little control over subsidiaries and it does have some currency conversion issues, but it also reduces borrowing costs.

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