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How Private Equity Firms are Structured

Understanding the structure of private equity firms can assist in determining whether they are a good fit for a company’s needs when it comes to raising funds or selling the company. In exchange for ownership (equity) holdings, private equity (PE) refers to medium to long-term capital invested in largely unlisted (private) enterprises. The funds are raised through …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Deal Origination

The process by which investment bankers, attorneys, and other financial intermediaries’ originate’ mandates to advise on companies’ deals is known as M&A deal origination or ‘deal sourcing.’ Deal origination is critical for most investment bankers because it is their principal source of revenue. Shikana Group has experience assisting companies with deal origination strategy services and managing their M&A …

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Market Entry Strategies: How Foreign Businesses Can Invest in Tanzanian Market (part 1)

When a foreign company decides to enter the Tanzanian market, it has many opportunities. These opportunities vary in terms of cost, risk, and the degree of control that can be taken over them. In severe economic downturns, many foreign enterprises try to reduce expansion costs. Nonetheless, there is often a huge promise of opportunities for …

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Engendering

Engendering global tax cooperation: A view from Tanzania

If the global economy is to thrive, governments worldwide must work together more closely to address global concerns such as international taxation and multinational activity. Cross-border tax evasion and illegal financial flows and differences in approaches to these and other issues have thrust global tax cooperation into the spotlight in the most notoriously controversial way …

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The basic framework of Tanzania's international taxation

The basic framework of Tanzania’s international taxation

If you conduct cross-border transactions, work overseas, or generate money from a foreign source, you most likely have at least a basic understanding of the international tax system.   Even if you’re interested in learning more about the tax implications of managing profit repatriation or the potential impact of the base erosion and profit shifting …

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Key Steps

4 Key Steps to Manage Legal Risks in Tanzania

There is no doubt that many business executives place a high value on effective legal risk management. According to some survey results, the old technique of depending primarily on experience, judgment, and intuition in a reactive manner is being abandoned at a greater rate than ever before. Despite this, many business executives, regardless of their …

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GOLD MINING COMPANIES IN UGANDA

GOLD MINING COMPANIES IN UGANDA

Gold deposits have encouraged prospecting interest in Uganda since the early twentieth century. Historically, however, large-scale mining did not take place as there was only medium-scale gold mining, with gold extraction being the domain of artisanal miners. In the early 2000s, revisions to minerals policy and legislation marked a move towards a  national environment that’s …

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Uganda's Investment Opportunities

Uganda’s Investment Opportunities

Uganda’s Investment Opportunities – African countries have been known to individually as well as collectively possess breathtaking features like wildlife, beautiful beaches, historic landmarks, and natural resources haven. Uganda happens to be one of those fully blessed countries  Uganda is seated sweetly in the middle of the East African region. It is flanked to the …

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