When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Offshore Cash of $2 Trillion, the Hunt for Tax-Friendly Deals

Follow the money --

Offshore Cash of $2 Trillion Sparks Hunt for Tax-Friendly Deals - Bloomberg: "Takeovers by U.S. companies of targets in low-tax environments -- those with a corporate tax rate of below 20 percent -- have doubled in proportion to all overseas deals, according to data compiled by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analysts. The desire for such an arrangement, known as a tax inversion, is a factor in Medtronic Inc. (MDT)’s $42.9 billion purchase of Covidien Plc (COV) and Pfizer Inc. (PFE)’s more than $100 billion effort to buy AstraZeneca Plc. (AZN)"

The Big Picture

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