Structuring and Deal Accounting

Helping you effectively plan and pay equity returns to shareholders

Boards are under increasing pressure to provide comfort over their distributable reserves. This is not only driven by a desire to enable them to execute on strategic initiatives, such as deals, but also because this provides a further indication of the effective control over quality and integrity of financial statements as a whole. The area of distributions and how they are structured and accounted for is buried in rules and guidelines which can be difficult to navigate.

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How we can help

  • Work with you to develop a credible, strategically aligned, distributable reserves plan for the medium to long-term
  • Deliver a step-by-step guide (Steps Paper) through the complexity of a transaction which covers tax, accounting and legal regardless of where the advice is coming from
  • Guide you through an area where you need our experience
  • Structure your organisation in the most cost effective and simple way to support your reserves plan
  • Review your approach and plan to distribute your reserves and also help you assess the impact of future changes
  • Help you understand how the complex guidance applies to you and help you plan your actions
  • Support you in a crisis and assist your recovery
  • Help educate and train your team on how to manage reserves in the best possible way

Boards face unprecedented levels of scrutiny and shareholder action. Ensuring that shareholder value is managed, including through maintaining dividends and other returns to shareholders, is critical for the directors, but there are still high profile instances where lack of strategic planning for returns or failure to apply rules, lead to significant problems for companies. As regulators continue to review this area, boards must ensure they are in control of their distributable reserves.

Joga Singh Capital Markets, UK Accounting Advisory and Structuring Services Leader

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Joga Singh

Partner, UK Head of Capital Markets, Accounting Advisory and Structuring Services, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7808 328 361

Mark Wardell

Director, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7931 357 970

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