Pandemic fails to dent appetite for cross-border M&A Conversations
Dealmakers have charged through the pandemic, completing transactions both at home and in foreign markets despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 and
ESG risks focus the minds of dealmakers Uncategorized
The role of ESG in M&A continues to grow — not only affecting what companies
When it comes to SPACs, one size doesn’t fit all Conversations
Changes in UK rules for SPACs should make London more competitive — but they are not for everyone, writes MHA Macintyre Hudson’s Robin Stevens.
Baker Tilly strengthens its corporate finance capabilities in Africa Network News
Baker Tilly Majer (Morocco) continues to build its local network with the addition of Burj Finance.
Network grows coverage and expertise in Ireland Network News
Baker Tilly Ireland’s local Irish network has grown, with the addition of Baker Tilly Kirk with immediate effect.
Mounting a defence in the ransomware war Conversations
Ransomware attacks are escalating – it’s a criminal industry already worth billions and it’s only going to get worse. Baker Tilly examines how best to prepare.
Baker Tilly US acquires AcctTwo Digital
Baker Tilly US continues its investment in the digital space, acquiring AcctTwo, the leading Sage Intacct Partner.
Why high-net-worth investors are eyeing Caribbean assets Conversations
A Caribbean recovery is being driven by non-banks, including the offices of high-net-worth individuals, and private equity. Baker Tilly explores the drivers.
Tax morality: The big shift in corporate tax attitudes Conversations
Minimising tax is emerging as a corporate reputation issue. Will companies take the lead on tax morality or is legislation the only way?
Dealmakers focus on recipe for fast-growing companies Corporate Finance
For investors and dealmakers looking to spur companies on to growth in the rocky recovery from COVID-19, there’s one ingredient that matters more than all others: digital transformation.
SPACs exploring beyond US in search of deals Conversations
These blank-cheque juggernauts are looking to less saturated markets to complete deals but will the hype sustain them?
Are those workers really contractors? Conversations
Employee or contractor? The status of workers is literally a taxing question. What do potential investors need to consider in their due diligence?
Container chaos: The year that broke freight Conversations
Shipping delays and container shortages are putting supply chains under enormous pressure. How are different markets adapting with freight challenges?
Will the UK’s planned freeports deliver a post-Brexit boost? Conversations
The UK is looking to re-establish at least eight freeports – will they deliver the economic hit the UK is hoping for?
Digital for small and medium-sized businesses Digital
As the digital revolution evolves, SMBs must stay agile. Baker Tilly explores data-driven solutions in our digital transformation series.
Residency: a taxing issue Tax
Residency status and the domicile of an individual can dramatically impact their tax position and COVID has proven expensive for some…
Why interest in GovCoin is compounding Conversations
As moves towards digital currency gather speed, businesses need to prepare for a world that transacts in digital dollars.
ESG more critical than ever in M&A M & A
The tide is turning for investments considered purely on financial terms, as new research confirms the rising importance of ESG to dealmakers.
Why corporate travel must have a future Conversations
Business has not been same since airlines were grounded by the pandemic. It’s crucial that corporate travel gets moving again.
Remote productivity? It’s all about perception Conversations
Are staff more productive when working remotely? Without the data, you’ll never really know, say Baker Tilly’s experts in our digital transformation series.
Is your technology stack fit for purpose? Conversations
Is your business technology and workflow practices fit for the digital transformation? Baker Tilly explores in the third article of our series.
Cybersecurity and the remote working era Conversations
The second article in our series exploring the digital transformation, Baker Tilly probes cybersecurity challenges for the remote workforce.
New horizons in digital transformation Digital
In the first of a series exploring the digital transformation, Baker Tilly looks at the speed of change and emerging trends.
Investors return to wind power in Poland Corporate Finance
Coal is rapidly becoming uncompetitive as an electricity fuel source in Poland. That has blown the door wide open for renewable energy.
Baker Tilly continues to pursue growth opportunities in Africa Network News
Baker Tilly Central Africa continues to build its local network with the addition of ALMOHT Chartered Accountants in Malawi.
The gig economy: Time to rethink labour laws? Human Capital and Resourcing
Spain has taken the global lead in legislating that delivery riders are employees of the platforms they work with, not independent contractors. But the debate over the status of gig economy workers is far from over.
Investors find teeth on supply chain emissions Conversations
While many businesses are conscious of their operational impact on the environment, the impact of supply chain emissions is becoming clearer.
Working well and the mental health impact of COVID-19 Conversations
For companies returning to ‘normal’ operations, helping bereaved and traumatised employees readjust becomes the next great challenge presented by the pandemic.
I’ve been stranded in another country for 12 months – am I now a tax resident there? Tax
In our latest Q&A, we analyse how COVID has changed cross-border planning and the challenge of how and where to play it out.
Piecing together the digital tax puzzle Conversations
With the US back at the negotiating table, the OECD is pushing on with ambitious plans for a framework to tax the digital giants.
All change for e-commerce VAT rules in the EU Tax
In this Q&A, Marisa Hut, Senior manager VAT & Customs Advisory from The Netherlands, explains the most important changes to come into effect in just over two months’ time.
Baker Tilly International launches search for new CEO Network News
Baker Tilly International CEO will leave the network to take up a broader leadership role in the profession.
Lockdowns create marriage of convenience Conversations
With more people confined to their community, local convenience stores have boomed. Are the good times sustainable for business owners?
Dealmakers power up M&A as recovery gathers speed Conversations
After an abysmal first half for M&A in 2020, dealmakers roared back into action. But will the momentum be sustained? We look at what a strong M&A finish means for 2021.
Brexit two months on: success stories vs trading troubles Trade
It’s been two months since the UK left the EU, and the heralded Free Trade Agreement and new dawn for UK businesses has left many facing trade troubles.
Logistics and the e-commerce boom Conversations
As ecommerce rapidly expanded, so too did pressure on warehouses and distribution channels. How are retailers handling the growing pains?
What hope for the high street? The rise of e-commerce Conversations
Shopping has changed during the pandemic as e-commerce exploded in places it had rarely been seen. Baker Tilly’s experts examine the new retail landscape.
Five tax issues facing multinational companies in 2021 Tax
A look into five global tax issues facing multinational companies in 2021.
Chair-elect announcement Network News
Baker Tilly US CEO Alan Whitman appointed Chair-Elect of global network Baker Tilly International
Strong growth despite challenging business conditions Network News
Combined global revenue tops US$4bn in a year dominated by a global pandemic and tighter economic conditions
COVID-19 vaccine: Can employees be forced to take them? Conversations
Businesses hope a COVID-19 vaccine will fast-track a return to normal but legal questions remain over insisting employees are immunized.
Brexit myths and misconceptions Conversations
Misconceptions still persist around the Brexit process. Baker Tilly’s tax experts sort the fact from fiction.
Can domestic tourism save holiday towns? Conversations
Local travel is seen as a poor cousin to overseas arrivals – will staycations be enough to keep tourist-focused economies turning?
Shaping and creating a global cannabis industry Conversations
Governments and business leaders are turning to Canada’s successful model to see how to structure their own industries.
Atlantic domestic tourism stares down COVID Conversations
The Atlantic Bubble showed that tourism and business confidence could thrive if people felt safe from COVID-19.
No-deal Brexit risks for UK businesses with workers in the EU Conversations
Workforce mobility is under threat as UK employers weigh up potential social security and tax implications. How should organisations respond?
Business recovery: Now is the time to seek counsel Advisory
As businesses battle the impact of COVID-19, it’s important to adopt appropriate measures now, for
Business recovery: Harnessing the power of clarity Advisory
Clarity of Purpose acts as a powerful catalyst for positive change. How can business owners
Hospitality business owners feel lockdown heat Conversations
Pressure is nothing new in hospitality but the stop and go of lockdown is testing the mettle of business owners like never before.
Business recovery: Connect with your customers Advisory
During periods of disruption, putting customer needs’ first may improve the long-term health of your company
Baker Tilly International Chairman Tim Christen named trustee to the Financial Accounting Foundation Network News
FAF announce appointment of Baker Tilly International Chairman Tim Christen
The UK takes the lead on a global audit issue Audit
Proposals expected addressing three reviews of the UK audit market
A legacy of wealth for the next generation Conversations
The biggest wealth transfer in history is underway. But future high net worth individuals need more than a portfolio rundown.
Baker Tilly announces new board members Network News
Baker Tilly has announced the appointment of two new members to its International Board.
Using data to build a stronger tourism industry Recovery
The Bahamas’ $3 billion tourism industry was crippled when visitors vanished. How can data make the sector more robust?
Tourism recovery: Island paradise banks on data Conversations
What really draws in visitors? A Caribbean island uncovered some surprising insights when it dived into its tourism data.
Incoterms: How three little letters may affect your position after Brexit Brexit
Who would have thought that three little letters could have had such a big impact?
England joins rest of UK in national lockdown — but uncertainty continues Human Capital and Resourcing
Confirmation that England will join Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in a second national lockdown
VAT and transfer pricing: smooth sailing, or a perfect storm? Tax
Two isolated topics that once every so often come together to form the perfect storm.
Harnessing the power of data: Baker Tilly adds leading tourism data analytics expertise Network News
Baker Tilly welcomes leading tourism data and analytics specialists in the Turks and Caicos Islands
Gibraltar ‘frontier’ a rocky subject for Brexit Brexit
The UK’s territory shares a land border with Spain – can movement across it remain seamless as it has for 35 years?
Asia Pacific set to lead global M&A recovery M & A
Many dealmakers are optimistic about Asia-Pacific’s prospects for the remainder of 2020 and early 2021.
National security threat to Asia Pacific M&A, say dealmakers Conversations
Dealmakers fear security issues pose a cross-border M&A risk in Asia Pacific, as governments voice concerns about overseas influences.
The never normal: Continuous change and reimagining work Conversations
The more things change, the less the word change has meaning. Mindsets must be geared to evolution, writes Donal Laverty.
Crisis shows value of putting the human back into HR Human Capital and Resourcing
In the GFC, boards turned to the CFO to help navigate turbulent times. During Covid-19, though, it’s the HR team in the spotlight.
Ireland lures UK businesses as Brexit deadline nears Conversations
For the Republic of Ireland, uncertainty over future trade with the UK is tempered with opportunity.
It’s Brexit time: Down to business Conversations
No last-minute reprieves, no political will for further delays. What will a no-deal Brexit mean for business?
Brexit logistics: Trucks and tribulations Conversations
If the Smart Freight system doesn’t work, trucks could take up to two days just to reach the Kent ferry port.
Scotch whisky feels Brexit pinch Conversations
A tariff war, then lockdowns, now Brexit. An industry that supports 40,000 UK jobs faces more uncertainty.
Brexit and Northern Ireland: business in the dark Conversations
Four years have failed to provide clarity for business. The challenge is a tale that can be told through pizza.
Austria’s green incentives grab attention of business owners Advisory
Changes to Austria’s benefit-in-kind tax rules and green technology incentives have grabbed the attention of some employers, writes Günther Stenico.
Governments charge up EV manufacturing Conversations
Electric vehicle incentives are increasing, as stimulus packages are ushered in to revive economies that have slowed during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Electric cars: Who owns the customer? Conversations
Car manufacturers once owned the customer but for electric vehicles, it may no longer be the case. The next move could be decisive.
Life after Lockdown: Global Tax Solutions on implications for businesses Recovery
First and foremost a human tragedy, COVID-19 is also having a growing impact on the global economy.
Life after lockdown: the view from North America Recovery
As COVID-19 continues to rip through some of America’s biggest cities, its effect is being felt far beyond the more than 150,000 Americans confirmed infected.
Business recovery: Transparency is key Advisory
The steps businesses take now will play a pivotal role in determining how they emerge from the shadow of COVID-19.
Business recovery: Combating crisis with co-operation Advisory
Baker Tilly Ireland’s Neil Hughes looks at why securing the support of your employees is even more crucial in times of crisis.
Rethinking how and where staff work Digital
COVID-19 is making many companies change the way they work, but for companies with employees working cross-border, these changes may have implications in relation to tax and social security obligations.
Business recovery: Cash flow management Advisory
While there are many reasons why a company will struggle to overcome a crisis, failure is often rooted in a lack of cash.
Business recovery: Cost control and reduction Advisory
In the midst of a crisis, operating cost control strategies are imperative.
COVID-19 leaves M&A activity exposed to the elements M & A
The coronavirus crisis was a storm front that grew quickly and struck fiercely, leaving global
Baker Tilly strengthens legal expertise in Africa Legal
Baker Tilly Zimbabwe continues to build its local network with the addition of law firm
Baker Tilly network welcomes new member firm in Gibraltar Network News
Vasquez Consulting, a full service accounting firm, has become a Baker Tilly network member effective 22 September
Baker Tilly appoints new Director of Professional Standards Audit
Nick Jeffrey named Baker Tilly’s new Director of Professional Standards.
African free trade area: a game-changer for the continent’s economies? FTA
World’s largest free trade area sets its sights on being operational on 1 January 2021
Baker Tilly US and Squar Milner combine M & A
The combined firm fortifies its capabilities, expands its national footprint and secures Top 10 ranking.
Will foreign investors strike gold? Conversations
There has been a surge of interest in golden visas, which is being welcomed despite concerns about misuse.
Cherry Bekaert acquires CoNexus CPA Group M & A
Baker Tilly network member Cherry Bekaert strengthens its presence in the Atlanta market with the
North American M&A could see private equity take the lead M & A
Dealmakers expect many will scale back mergers & acquisitions although private capital is tapped to
Thawing the dealmaking freeze Conversations
M&A in North America has been moving at a glacial speed. What will drive a turnaround in 2020?
All eyes on Africa FTA
Over the last three years the Baker Tilly network has out-performed its rivals in Africa.
Can incorrectly invoiced VAT be reclaimed if the assessment has already been finalised? Tax
Understand the recent rulings from the EU Court of Justice regarding VAT.
Unlocking the economic power of the unbanked Advisory
Some 1.7 billion adults are without a bank account. With COVID-19 accelerating moves to a cashless society, financial inclusion is key.
Tech, travel key to M&A recovery Advisory
As the waves of dealmaking start to increase, there are opportunities but also new risks and challenges.
Quick Fixes for VAT: 6 months on Trade
The EU Quick Fixes came into effect on 1 January 2020. Six months on, authorities and businesses are still struggling to adapt to the new rules.
Baker Tilly strengthens HR consultancy expertise in Africa Human Capital and Resourcing
Baker Tilly Zimbabwe continues to build its local network with addition of HR consulting firm, LoriMak Africa.
Six weeks to agree Brexit deal Brexit
Political deadlock, centred around the UK being required to sign up to EU rules in exchange for tariff free access, means that a no-deal is becoming likely.
Can the distance selling scheme apply if the transport of the goods is set up contractually to the buyer? Trade
What rules come into force when EU Member States interpret a cross border transaction differently?
Leading from afar: Lessons of COVID-19 and the future of work Conversations
The lessons learned from working remotely — and the positive spin-offs of lockdowns — should not be lost.
COVID-19 and real estate: what now for the office? Advisory
With many homes now a workplace, how will commercial property perform when lockdowns lift?
Private equity hunts for good news as M&A optimism vanishes Advisory
European dealmakers expected 2020 to be rough for M&A but COVID-19 has all but crushed any remaining confidence.
Will COVID-19 fire up cannabis legislation or kick it into the weeds? Advisory
With some cannabis companies near breaking point, the demand for tax revenue could be a lifeline in the post-COVID world.
When the lockdown lifts: now what for business? Advisory
As the coronavirus crisis persists, some countries are beginning to plan a staged reopening. What changes should business expect?
Tax the sin or reward the saint? Conversations
From meat tariffs to latte levies, can tax policy build a better society?
How the world is navigating the COVID-19 storm Advisory
Industries are hurting as the world grapples with the evolving COVID-19 crisis. What actions are governments and banks taking?
Consulting to cannabis: risk, reward in emerging market Conversations
Cannabis has rapidly grown into a $15 billion industry but there are plenty of pitfalls in this emerging market.
Electric vehicles hit high gear Advisory
Demand is growing for electric vehicles as drivers take the high road. How critical are incentives for keeping this emerging sector moving?
Combating coronavirus – how business needs to react Recovery
Rarely has a new disease made such a dramatic arrival. Baker Tilly’s experts examine what businesses must do to keep calm and carry on.
Five generations – one war for talent Advisory
Five generations working alongside each other. What does that mean for managing talent?
Inside the rise and rise of advisory Advisory
Businesses are seeking expert advice to navigate uncertain times. It’s a trend that has forced a change in the way accounting firms work.
What do dealmakers expect in the next year? Conversations
Amid the chaos of geopolitical events and economic uncertainty, how do dealmakers feel about their ability to get deals done?
Client-focused strategy drives strong growth for the Baker Tilly network Network News
The Baker Tilly network today announced combined global revenues of US$3.9bn for the year ended 31 December 2019.
Digitalisation of tax: Dawn of the robo regulator Conversations
Faster assessment, greater accuracy – the arguments are strong. But there are risks and challenges too, as some have already discovered.
The biggest change to EU’s VAT in nearly 25 years Conversations
There are fears businesses are unprepared for tougher cross-border sale requirements.
Baker Tilly announces new chairs for Asia Pacific and EMEA regions Network News
John Brazzale and Xavier Mercadé appointed to lead the Baker Tilly Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) geographic areas respectively.
Baker Tilly announces new board members Network News
Baker Tilly continues to bring diversity of thought and leadership to its International Board with the appointment of six new board members.
Dealmakers are braving uncertainty and geopolitical storms M & A
Respondents overwhelmingly agree that M&A will pick up in the year ahead and 71% say they will expand their cross-border investments.
US-China tensions add extra layers to manufacturing deals M & A
As the US and China trade conflict rolls on, uncertainty around tariffs and how they impact bottom lines is adding an extra level of complexity to transactions in the manufacturing sector.
Soft skills still in demand as matchmaking goes digital M & A
Much like in romance, M&A matchmakers face an unenviable proposition: get it right and it’s a thing of beauty, get it wrong and the inevitable result is a messy situation without any winners.
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