Doing Business

Doing Business in Mexico 2015

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230 Tax and Legal Services - PwC Mexico Appendix XIV Acquiring a business enterprise – A checklist Investor's considerations History and current status of the enterprise ___ What is for sale? ___ Entire business or only controlling interest (with possible minority problems) or assets? ___ Why is business for sale? ___ Evaluation of industry in which the enterprise operates, including growth potential and stability ___ Status of target business within its industry: ___ Reputation ___ Competitive position ___ Capital structure of entity: ___ Business owned by a few or many shareholders? ___ Major shareholders ___ Analysis of different classes of equity ___ Should business be restructured? If so, what form should be used? ___ Special trade arrangements ___ Record of profitability ___ Background of owners, directors, officers Markets and competitors ___ Markets served ___ Potential new markets ___ Effects on company's markets of any relevant current or pending legislation ___ Expanding market ___ Proposed new products ___ Main competitors Capital required ___ Working capital ___ Highly leveraged or cash-rich ___ Types of shares XIV

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