An international corporation plans to transfer a software asset owned by an American company and valued at several million euros to a French structure.
The challenge lies not only in the strategic, financial and operational complexity of the operation, but also in the multiplicity of the stakeholders in Europe (shareholders, customers, etc.).
WillBe Group is mandated to define the economic and contractual model of the operation, by:
Demonstrating the benefits of the project, from a strategic, economic and business point of view,
Defining the possible legal, financial and tax options linked to the installation in France,
Developing a business model for each of the legal entities involved,
Laying the foundations for efficient governance.
Our team designs and develops business scenarios that are consistent with the strategic direction and the acceptability criteria of the stakeholders. The decision to transfer was taken within three months and led to new synergies within the corporation and improved customer service.
Optimising the legal and financial structure
An international corporation wishes to optimize the legal and financial structure of a new activity in the field of renewable energy. The WillBe Group team has experience in leading very similar operations.
The corporation mandates WillBe Group to go beyond standard consulting and asks the team to consolidate an overall vision of operational issues with legal, financial and tax issues. Our intervention focuses mainly on:
An assessment of the legal structure of the operation: shareholder agreements, distribution of risks and benefits, payout policy, etc.
An evaluation of the accounting and consolidation aspects, particularly in terms of IAS 28 and IAS 31.
Our recommandations with regards to the evolution of shareholder structure, contractual agreements and governance are accepted and implemented and safeguards the sustainability of the legal structure in place
Ensuring the implementation of the financial “Shared Services
A leading heavy industry wants to drastically reduce the cost of support functions while improving the level of internal control and financial flexibility.
It implements a national financial Shared Services center where 100 to 150 employees who used to work at different locations now work on a single site.
The WillBe Group team relies on its expertise in finance and accounting processes and leads the implementation of Shared Services. It brings its experience in leading complex international transformation projects.
Even in a difficult social setting it is able to facilitate the involvement of all stakeholders in the project and to remove the main cultural and organizational barriers
Optimising local taxation
The subsidiary of a world leading aerospace company wants to cut its costs and implement an ambitious restructuring plan that will impact all of its departments.
Taxes have been identified as a potential source of savings, in particular local taxes based on land rental value. Most companies do not perform an in-depth analysis of how these local taxes are calculated because they lack the technical expertise to master the vast complexity of local tax laws.
The WillBe Group team, which has accumulated precious expertise on tax optimization, was assigned the task of identifying new savings opportunities. Thus, the team worked at rectifying tax bases and obtaining tax abatements for previous tax years.
We produced substantial results: nearly €1 million in tax abatements for previous years and major recurring gains through optimized tax bases.