At Alexander & Co, our restructuring advisory team have a proven track record of supporting businesses that are experiencing financial difficulty. We’re here to support you through these challenging times and help you get back on your feet. Whilst many firms turn to business restructuring during difficult periods in their lifecycle, restructuring can also be beneficial for those looking to increase their profitability and reduce tax liabilities.
Types of business restructuring
We understand the challenges facing every business are different, which is why our advisors take into account many different types of business restructuring, including:
- Demerging or splitting a group structure
- Consolidating businesses into a group structure
- Share reorganisation
- Establishing a new holding company
Our restructuring advisors can advise on the best restructuring solutions for your business.
What are the benefits?
Restructuring can help with:
- Stabilising any financial problems
- Reducing risks
- Settling shareholder disputes
- Gaining new investment opportunities
- Reducing tax liabilities
- Cost-saving / increasing your efficiency
- Succession planning
- Moving assets
You can find out more about the benefits of restructuring in our article here
Business restructuring to become more tax-efficient
One of the key reasons to consider restructuring is the tax-efficient benefits that could come with it. Reorganising the structure of a business can create tax advantages by creating a more tax-efficient corporate structure.
From a tax planning point of view, restructuring your business could significantly reduce your tax liability going forward. However, it is important to seek professional legal and financial advice to ensure that a reorganisation takes advantage of any applicable tax reliefs. Without careful consideration, restructuring could lead to an increased tax burden during the reorganisation process.
These tax liabilities can include stamp duty on the transfer of shares, stamp duty land tax (SDLT) on the transfer of any property, VAT and Corporation Tax on any income that is generated. It could also lead to the loss of any tax reliefs.
Contact a restructuring advisor today
To discuss the business restructuring options available to your firm, please get in touch with one of our corporate tax advisors. Our team is dedicated to helping your business recover, thrive and grow, whatever industry you are in.
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