Intellectual Property
Keep it Outside the U.S.

"Intellectual property planning can increase cash flow and also the leverage in a deal with the right fact pattern,” explains McGladrey’s Bert Hawkins in this video interview with Mergers & Acquisitions editor-in-chief Mary Kathleen Flynn, shot on location at the ACG Los Angeles Business Conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The strategy is based on transfer pricing principles. “The profits follow the IP, so you move the IP to a low-tax jurisdiction. The profits follow, and you use those low-tax earnings to pay down your debt."

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