Inside M&A: The Tax Transactional Survey 2017

Insights Inside M&A: The Tax Transactional Survey 2017 Susan F. Klein · March 7, 2017

Despite a relatively active 2016 M&A market in the United States, there is considerable concern that uncertainty, with respect to both proposed tax reform and administrative developments, may dampen the 2017 US M&A market.

Rimon’s International Tax Partner, Susan Klein, stated “I query whether people are going to be very enthusiastic about engaging in M&A during this period.” “There is uncertainty not merely because of the various proposals and their potential enactment – most particularly the border adjustment – but also the prospects of eliminating certain regulations, such as the debt-equity regulations and the inversion regulations, under the ‘one-in and two-out’ policy announced by Trump to significantly reduce the number of regulations.”   “Any level of uncertainty does create issues… whether that affects markets positively or negatively … but whatever else is true, it raises questions, and questions I believe put a damper on M&A activity.”

Susan Klein focuses her practice on tax matters relating to private international transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, entity formations, venture capital, financial services taxation, tax controversies, and counseling with respect to complex real estate transactions. She has extensive experience advising individuals and companies with respect to their investments and business operations in Canada, Western Europe, and Israel. Susan also represents foreign nationals and corporations in connection with US investments, licensing operations, acquisitions and joint venture participations.

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