International Tax Services / M&A



PwC’ International Tax Services team is a group of specialists from several nationalities with over 15 years' of international tax planning experience and education and governmental backgrounds/expertise.

They all form part of the International Tax Desk in our Almaty Office which oversees the ITS practice in all Eurasia.

Why PwC?

The International Tax Services (ITS) group of PwC in Eurasia is part of a global network uniting tax experts from 150 countries around the world.

PwC’ ITS practice is currently the market leader in the CIS. Our firm advises leading Kazakh and multinational groups in various sectors on a wide range of issues.

One of our primary advantages is our ability to field well-coordinated project teams, composed of tax, accounting, audit, and legal experts with in-depth knowledge of specific industries.

PwC can help you with:

The design and implementation of ownership and management structures that provide:

  • Tax efficiency of operations and divestitures
  • Control over assets and acceptable level of disclosures
  • Attractiveness to investors and business partners
  • Secondment structures

The development and creation of:

  • Tax-efficient operating structures such as trading and services companies
  • Financial structures (including treasury centers and captive insurance companies)
  • Intellectual property structures
  • Private equity fund structures including the appropriate feeder, carried interest and
    holding vehicles

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • When making an acquisition, disposing of a non-core business, or going through a merger, companies need to manage tax risks and ensure future net cash flows are optimised.
  • Tax planning at an early stage adds significant value to most transactions. Such planning is essential to reduce both the actual transaction tax costs and the long term sustainable tax rate following the transaction or restructuring.
  • If this is your situation, you want professional advice to ensure:
  • Material tax exposures are identified and quantified
  • The transaction is structured in a tax efficient way
  • The sale-purchase agreement properly reflects tax matters and the deal structure
  • The change (post-deal integration) is managed smoothly

Why PwC?

  • PwC has a wide network of M&A tax specialists. We offer expert deal structuring and financing advice at all points throughout the deal cycle.
  • Our unrivalled experience, strong international network, and commercial focus allow us to add real financial value to transactions.
  • We deliver thorough, quantitative analysis, rigorous implementation, and leading-edge structuring techniques.

PwC can help you:

  • Carry out pre-acquisition tax due diligence 
  • Optimise restructuring and sale-purchase agreements from the tax perspective
  • Structure acquisitions tax efficiently
  • During negotiations
  • Address tax issues during the course of post-deal integration

Contact us

Richard Bregonje

Partner, Tax & Legal services, PwC Kazakhstan

Тел.: +7 727 330 3200

Timur Zhursunov

Partner, Tax & Legal Services, PwC Kazakhstan

Тел.: +7 717 255 0707

Aliya Ibrayeva

Senior Manager, Tax services, PwC Kazakhstan

Тел.: +7 727 330 32 00
+7 701 500 96 72

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