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Merging and partnering with other organizations

Mergers can be an excellent way for charities and non-profits to serve their mission better, but they need careful consideration. Our team has acted in some of the largest mergers in the past decade and can advise on options and any further implications.

To increase the impact you have, you might decide that a merger is the most effective route to take.

A merger is likely to boost your scale and ability to serve your beneficiaries, but you need to get it right. We have advised on many of the largest mergers that have taken place in the sector in the last decade, including:
  • Merger of Independent Age and Counsel and Care the Elderly and UBS
  • Self Help Africa and Africa Now
  • Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities and The Shaw Trust
  • Age Concern and Help the Aged
  • Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancerbackup
Where a full merger is not the right option, you often need to acquire or dispose of interests or parts of the organisation or collaborate with other public or private sector organisations via joint venture or other structures.  Given the depth of our tax teams globally, we are particularly able to support you in handling the tax and investment issues applying to funding trading and commercial ventures.

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Rebecca L. O'Toole

Rebecca L. O'Toole

Partner | San Diego

Rebecca L. O'Toole

Partner | San Diego

Private client and tax

Steven J. Chidester

Steven J. Chidester

Partner | San Diego

Steven J. Chidester

Partner | San Diego

Private client and tax

Stacy Choong

Stacy Choong

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Stacy Choong

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Private client and tax

Philip Reed

Philip Reed

Partner | London

Philip Reed

Partner | London

Charities

Alison Paines

Alison Paines

Partner | London

Alison Paines

Partner | London

Charities

Alana Petraske

Alana Petraske

Partner | New York

Alana Petraske

Partner | New York

Charities

Paul M. Roy

Paul M. Roy

Of counsel | New York

Paul M. Roy

Of counsel | New York

Private client and tax

Roger Waite

Roger Waite

Senior associate | London

Roger Waite

Senior associate | London

Charities

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