Corporate issues and consultancy
Corporate transactions, ownership arrangements, change of generation
With corporate transactions and ownership arrangements, we first find out what it is you want. Based on this, we will make a proposal for the best solution. We will collect all the necessary information and get the paperwork in order. If necessary, we will use the services of a lawyer. By using this method, we minimise the amount of work the lawyer has to do. Our extensive experience ensures that we are able to propose sensible and financially smart solutions for your company’s situation.
One of the most common aspects of ownership arrangements are shareholders’ agreements. The purpose of a shareholders’ agreement is to make provisions for potential disputes and problems and their resolution in advance. In addition, a model for calculating the value of the company can be specified in the shareholders’ agreement. The person giving up the shares then knows the rules under which the shares will be sold and can break away from the company.
Choosing corporate structure or changing company type
We are very familiar with the legislation and tax practices that apply to businesses. Both changes to the company structure and the change of company type are often related to taxation and financial risk management. With corporate structure, the question is whether the best solution is a parent company and subsidiary, or establishing a branch. We will tell you in clear language which type of company is most profitable in your case and why. We will also look at how changing your company type will reduce your personal financial risk. Financial risks include compensation for damage faced, for example, by construction companies, or personal risk resulting from bankruptcy.
Raising funding or expanding the ownership base
We can help you with funding negotiations. We will prepare the necessary budgets and interim financial statements and, if needed, other reports. We can also help you issue shares in the right way if you want to raise additional funds, or bind, for example, staff or key people as shareholders.
Mergers and demergers – fuse two companies together or split your business into two or more parts
In a merger, two separate companies are fused into one entity. In a demerger, you do the opposite: you split the business operations of one company into two or more companies. Demergers are also possible in disputes, if two or more business owners prefer to continue doing business in their own companies. In both a merger and demerger, it is essential to determine which solution makes the most sense from both a fiscal and a cost perspective. Based on this analysis, we will propose the solution that is the best for you, both financially and for your business operations.
Pricing and return on investment, business plans and budgets
We can help you with pricing and calculating margins. When you are planning an investment, we can use calculations to look at the repayment periods and profitability of different options and make sound decisions based on this. We can also help you with business plans and related budgets and financing.
Various applications, documents and contracts
We can handle various applications or notifications to the Finnish Trade Register or other authorities on your behalf. We can also compile various documents for you, such as minutes, debt securities or powers of attorney.
Corporate issues and consultancy:
- establishing a company, choosing the most appropriate company type, changing company type, company closedown
- buying or selling a company
- change of generation or owner
- company valuation
- share issue
- mergers and demergers (parent company and subsidiary, branch, group, etc.)
- counselling on insurance policies and funding vehicles
- project and benefits applications
- profitability calculation (pricing, margins, investment repayment periods/return)
- compiling and maintaining a shareholder register
- compiling documents: minutes, bills of purchase, debt securities, powers of attorney, contracts, applications to various authorities (Finnish Patent and Registration Office, tax office, Regional State Administrative Agency, etc.)