Merging and partnering with other organisations

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 & 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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