Corporate Structure Simplification

Corporate Structure Simplification (CSS) is a strategic process to rationalize a complex group structure by releasing capital, increasing efficiency and reducing financial and administrative burden.

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Large corporate groups often have entities within their corporate structure that are surplus to strategic requirements, duplicate activities of other entities or have been dormant for some years. A rationalization process to streamline the structure promotes good corporate governance and can improve attractiveness to potential buyers and investment groups. It can be especially useful in pre- and post-transaction scenarios to improve tax efficiency.

CSS is applicable to all types of businesses, whether owner managed, national or international. Kroll has the expertise, experience and ability to tailor its service to suit your group’s long-term strategic requirements, utilizing restructuring techniques to produce the optimal outcome.

Simplicity is Key

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Benefits to Your Firm

Unnecessary Cost Avoidance

  • Companies House Filings – statutory accounts and confirmation statements
  • Taxation – corporation tax filings, country-by-country reporting, transfer pricing, tax audits and VAT returns
  • Administrative Burden – accounting, compliance and regulatory reporting
  • Management Time – distraction from core business
  • Professional Costs – tax compliance, legal and audit

Risk Management

  • Improves transparency, accountability and governance
  • Creates certainty of liabilities, including contingent, employee and landlord claims
  • Manages tax risks and opportunities
  • Provides comfort of independent review
  • Reduces the risk of reinstatement
  • Increases structural and jurisdictional alignment
  • Reduces burden of IFRS and iXBRL conversion

Operational Efficiency

  • Optimal group structure design and implementation
  • Return of share capital and assets, improving dividend flows
  • Eliminates post-acquisition duplication
  • Allows release of intercompany balances and reserves
  • Improves investor confidence and reputation
  • Tax planning and pre-transactional structuring
  • Exit planning
Why Kroll?
  • Our first-step ‘Identification and Assessment' stakeholder workshop is a personalized and tailored approach which ensures each client’s needs are met and delivers optimal results for your group
  • We can offer multiple solutions to clients from technical advisory, to full project management and implementation
  • Our experienced team undertake CSS projects and have experience on both national and international scale
  • We have a flexible fee structure, which can be aligned to suit the level of our involvement in the project
  • We have broad industry expertise, including leisure, financial services, real estate, industrials/manufacturing and retail
  • We have a strong international reputation for delivering results in a timely and efficient manner
  • Our global restructuring professionals and tax specialists work together, both within the firm and through intermediary partners in almost every jurisdiction worldwide
  • We have significantly reduced conflict compared to our competitors in the provision of project management services

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Declan Taite
Declan Taite
Managing Director

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