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Technological Disruption and Managing Change

July 23, 2018
Twenty years ago, seismic shifts in technology changed the business landscape almost overnight. The rapid spread of digital technology and the internet created new business models and a new way of operating.

An Ode to Grecian Magnesite

July 17, 2018
The Tax Court's ruling's apparent positive impact did not survive U.S. tax reform. The TCJA ushered in new and significant changes to international taxation, including a provision that supersedes the Tax Court's decision in Grecian Magensite through the interplay of amended Sections 864(c)(8) and 1446(f).
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The Vortex of Volatility

July 11, 2018
A successful transformation program may naturally lead to a sale of divisions or the business as a whole, by increasing the value of the enterprise, says Aversano. In a recent client project, A&M’s corporate transformation team was brought and successfully reduced costs by over $20 million, resulting in the business subsequently being put up for sale in order to capitalize on this new value creation.
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China-US Trade: Balance of Power

July 11, 2018
Last month, new legislation was overwhelmingly passed to expand the scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). A&M’s James Dubow and Eric Wang weigh in on how to handle an expected increase in supply chain-related efficiency problems.
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Key Insights from the International Tax Congress 2018

July 10, 2018
The International Tax Congress (ITC) saw over 150 delegates gather in London on June 13-14, 2018. Attendees had a bias to those based in the U.K. representing U.K. plc’s such as Vodafone, Ladbrokes Coral, Next, Petrofac and IHG but also a number of European heads for large multinationals such as Coca Cola, Caterpillar, Dell, Proctor & Gamble and Blackrock.

How to Reinvigorate a Stalled Portfolio Company

June 28, 2018
​​​​​​​Let’s set the scene. You are two and half years in after an acquisition. The company went through an initial value creation exercise. At the time, it looked like the investment case stacked up. The business looked commercially well positioned. Management were knowledgeable and enthusiastic and seemed to be in control of the business. The platform was stable, albeit it needed some investment. But now it’s all looking a little soggy.

The Wayfair Hangover: Take Two Aspirin and Plan for a Busy Morning

June 26, 2018
The Quill physical presence rule will likely be remembered by a generation of remote sellers as being great while it lasted until the Wayfair decision came along to break it up. If Congress will not act to impose a semblance of order, such as dusting-off the Marketplace Fairness Act legislation, use tax nexus analyses are now subject to the same nexus standards as any other type of state tax.