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Growing your business through tax efficient external financing

The right sources of capital investment can make or break a business


Many middle market businesses choose to finance growth organically.  For others, outside investment is critical to help provide the funding needed to reach the next level of success. Should you turn to banks, private equity firms or individual investors for external financing? And how will those choices affect the tax position of your business? 

There are many factors to consider:

  • How much control are you willing to give up or share?
  • What is your risk tolerance?
  • Will funding be required long term or just for a fixed project?
  • Are there investment incentives available to financing partners?
  • Does the location of your investors matter?

External financing changes the shape of your business tax profile. Know what is important for maintaining tax efficiency and why. 

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