Los Angeles
M&A Tax Advisory

Although Los Angeles is often synonymous with Hollywood and the entertainment industry, Los Angeles is also home to a thriving M&A scene. At Leo Berwick, our skilled tax advisers are experts on all tax matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, regardless of industry.

Los Angeles attracts both startups and more established companies, particularly those specializing in media, entertainment, lifestyle, finance, and manufacturing. Los Angeles has a well-established startup scene. As the content revolution continues, more media and entertainment companies will pursue M&A deals as a means to keep up with competition. Since 2014, M&A deals in the entertainment and media industry have generated approximately $700 billion in revenue.[1] The pandemic has accelerated the competition in media (e.g. streaming) since so much of our world is now virtual. At Leo Berwick, we are here to help you with any of your M&A tax needs.

You may be aware of the hottest new trend in M&A: SPACs. Special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are usually a less complex and cheaper way to take companies public than traditional IPOs. Despite the pandemic, 2020 has been a “SPAC”-tacular year: SPACs raised $71 billion, of which $58 billion were spent on tech.[2] SPACs are just one example of how M&A can be a useful tool beyond a traditional sale. However, SPACs are not for everyone, and we encourage you to call or email us with any inquiries.

Our clients have direct access to Leo Berwick’s managing partners and directors. Our experienced dealmakers are readily available to guide you through the M&A process and advise you on everything from the most tax efficient way to structure a business to the best deal structure for you. We hope that you will rely on us to become a trusted part of your deal team to allow you to focus on what matters most: running a successful business. Call us at 619-537-8874 or email us at info@leoberwick.com with any inquiries about mergers and acquisitions in Los Angeles.

[1] Bamford, Iain, et al. “Standing out from the Crowd: How Media and Entertainment Companies Can Use M&A to Secure the Content, Customers and Capabilities They Need to Differentiate.” Deloitte Insights, www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/technology/media-mergers-and-acquisitions.html.

[2] Daly, Brenon. 2021 Tech M&A Outlook: Introduction. 3 Feb. 2021, www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/research/2021-tech-ma-outlook-introduction. PricewaterhouseCoopers. “2020 Annual Capital Markets Watch.” PwC, www.pwc.com/us/en/services/deals/library/us-capital-markets-watch.html.

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