The core activities of most businesses can be traced to transactions. As transactions ultimately affect the profitability of the company, due care should be invested into addressing any potential risks and maximising value creation opportunities. This requires that various aspects of a transaction (such as feasibility, validity of agreement terms, scope of rights and obligations, price or possible value adjustment needs, tax risks, financing alternatives, securities, liability and remedies, etc.) are thoroughly evaluated and then communicated to the other parties in a legally binding way.
Contract law is one of the primary fields of activity for Grant Thornton Baltic. We not only provide opinions and draft agreements for various legal relations (including sales, lease, licence, loan and service agreements as well as contracts related to procedures under corporate law), but also look beyond the narrow context of the transaction and identify any issues that may arise under applicable regulations – e.g. when trading with related parties, we can make sure that transactions are in line with transfer pricing principles and minimize the risks for possible tax board proceedings, or when offering services or bringing products to the market, analyse if competition law requirements have been met.
Advisers of Grant Thornton Baltic also negotiate for their clients and manage their transactions. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive service, comprising of legal, taxation and financial support. The back-office service gives clients a sense of security that a transaction has been conducted in a manner that hedges all possible risks.
TestimonialsA selection of purchase, sale and M&A projects done by our advisors.
We advised Sirowa on buying a competitor
Financial and legal advisory
International wholesaler of cosmetics, perfumes, salon products and non-prescription medicines Sirowa acquired well-known Estonian wholesaler of perfumery and beauty products.
We advised OÜ Rannu Seeme in the transaction of the exit of a shareholder
Legal and Tax Advisory
Grant Thornton Baltic's transaction advisory team helped the client develop the conditions for the exit of the partner, including advising on the execution and formalization of the transaction.
We advised a venture capital fund’s investment into the start-up Qualitista
Financial and tax advisory
In August 2022, Grant Thornton Baltic concluded a financial and tax due diligence for an Estonian start-up company Qualitista.
We advised the importer of Audis on the sale of a stake
Tax and legal advisory
In the spring and summer of 2022, Fourings OÜ, which brings together companies engaged in the sale and maintenance of Audis in Estonia, sold a 50 percent stake to the investment company UG Investments.
We advised a venture capital fund’s investment into the start-up
Tax and financial advisory
The Nordic venture capital fund Inventure invested 11.6 million euros in the Estonian startup Jobbatical in 2022.
We advised Howden on entering the Estonian market
Legal, tax and financial advisory
Grant Thornton Baltic advised Howden Finland Oy, the market leader in Finland and part of the international group Howden Broking, on the acquisition.
We advised BlackFin on its investment in financial start-ups
In November 2020, Grant Thornton Baltic conducted a limited financial and tax due diligence for the start-up company Modularbank, which offers customer-focused financial services as a next-generation banking platform.
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