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Intellectual Property (IP) Migration: 3 Essentials You Must Consider

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 10. 3. 2018

Singapore remains as the top location of choice for businesses looking to register IP. Strong government support is a huge factor, especially with policies in place to assist entrepreneurs on a quest to turn “ideas into assets”. The nation’s legal system, fierce government support and a collective vision to turn Singapore into a Global IP Hub in Asia by 2020 are all great reasons that provide a pull for potential business owners and companies into the Republic.

That said, assets such as IP can tricky when migrating to “favourable tax jurisdictions ”, especially with governments issuing crackdowns on companies looking to evade tax. In the event that these IPs are undervalued, local governments could potentially issue taxes based on the value of the new assets, even if it has moved abroad to avoid hefty tax charges.

While Singapore will no doubt provide a strong global position and allows companies to operate efficiently, here are 3 essentials to consider for IP Migration into Singapore.

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Topics: Intellectual Property, Business Valuation, Taxation, Start Up

Factors to Consider When Negotiating a Value

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 12. 20. 2017

When it comes to selling a business, negotiations may reach a stalemate when buyer and seller do not come to an agreement on the price or the way the sale is structured. This could happen because of many factors, such as a lack of understanding between the potential acquirer and the seller or lack of preparation on both sides of the table.

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Topics: Business Valuation

Singapore Personal Income Tax System: The Key Points to Consider

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 20. 2017

In order to develop Singapore into a more vibrant economy and an attractive business and investment location, the city-state’s government strives to create a tax-friendly environment. The fundamental principle in Singapore’s tax policy is to provide competitive tax rates, streamlined tax filing schemes and good tax incentives both for corporations and individuals. As a result, the tax compliance rate in Singapore is higher than in many other financial hubs. 

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Topics: Business Valuation

How to Conduct Debt Valuation in a Proper Way

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 17. 2017

We are currently working on a series of posts related to Business Valuation. In this particular article, we will be discussing debt valuation.

Besides equity financing, business owners may seek to use debt as another source of funds. Debt instruments may be comprised of the following features: 

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Topics: Business Valuation

The Basics You Should Know About Valuing Minority Interest

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 16. 2017

In this article, we will be discussing the factors that should be considered when talking about Minority Interest stakes.

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Topics: Business Valuation

Valuing a Private Company and Definition of Value

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 14. 2017

In our previous post, we discussed the methods of valuation andtypes of data that are required in valuation and their sources. Here, we willdiscuss some of the special considerations when valuing a private company.

While the same valuation approaches can be generally used for both private and publicly listed firms, private companies have special characteristics to be considered in the valuation process:

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Topics: Business Valuation

Pros and Cons of Income, Market-based and Asset Based Valuation Approaches

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 13. 2017

 

An up-to-date business valuation provides the business owner with the essential information about the actual worth of the company in terms of market value, income or assets. While few companies dedicate enough resources to gain a complete knowledge about the worth of their business, having an accurate business valuation is essential. It helps the business owner to be in a position of strength when selling the business, handle the financial management more efficiently and know how much to reinvest into the business to ensure consistent growth.

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Topics: Business Valuation

Business Valuation for a Buy-Sell Agreement

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 10. 2017

An unexpected departure of a shareholder may have a significant impact on your business. To ensure continuity, preparing a buy-sell agreement (or buyout agreement) in advance will help reduce business disruptions when a transfer of ownership does happen.

So, a buyout agreement is a legal contract that delineates the rights of all partners if the business gets sold. Some of the terms that are typically covered in the agreement include:

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Topics: Business Valuation

Business Valuation: Is It a Science or an Art?

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 11. 1. 2017

Business valuation and business valuation methodology is a tricky topic, that is often misunderstood. The job of valuing a business or company isn’t so much a science as it is an art, since valuation calls for precise scrutiny from the part of the valuator. The processes of determination vary when it comes to assessing the value of a company.  One valuator may place a different valuation for the same company as another with the same credentials, thus the end decision will vary due to the separate inputs. 

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Topics: Business Valuation

Data Requirement for Business Valuation

Posted by AM Corporate Services Pte. Ltd. 02. 11. 2017

This is the third post of a series on Business Valuation. In our previous post, we discussed the Methods Used in Business ValuationToday, we discuss what are the types of data that are required in a valuation and their sources. Here are some of the information that are typically required from the company being valued. Read the post to learn why the author recommended types of data below. Let's get started!

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Topics: Business Valuation