Case Studies

Management fees and other bruises

by Arthur Athanasiou, CTA The accruing of expenses solely for the purpose of artificially reducing profits is not just dangerous, it can be downright criminal! Recently, a good friend of mine who practises as a principal of a small accounting firm rang me to ask a question, knowing full well what my response would be. ...

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Working together – Why it works

ACTING EARLY CAN SAVE A BUSINESS BACKGROUND A husband and wife were directors of a company that operated a manufacturing business. The husband had day-to-day control of the business while the wife didn’t have too much involvement with the business, as she was raising the family. The company had been in business for over 15 ...

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PPSR

PPSR

Why registering a security is important? A husband and wife meet with their accountant and purchase a shelf company. They become equal company directors and shareholders. Their bank provides the directors with an overdraft for the company’s working capital; the directors lease some premises, and open the doors for trade. When providing the overdraft, the ...

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How does a trustee deal with assets of a bankrupt?

A practical approach Understandably, how a bankruptcy trustee deals with assets owned, or income earned by someone that goes bankrupt, is confusing – as every situation is unique. This case study provides some clarity on exactly how a trustee deals with the more common assets of a bankrupt. Background At the commencement of a bankruptcy, ...

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business advisory consultation

Advisory for electronics business

The client represented a small family Electronics Business providing a strong revenue stream to the Principal and his family.

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taxation services - reassessment by ATO client

Taxation services – Significant reassessment by ATO

Two individual clients of Bryant & Bryant were served with Reassessments by the Australian Taxation Office bringing to account Capital Gains Tax assessments in respect of the sale of business previously overseen by Bryant & Bryant many years earlier.

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Merger & Acquisition Support for electrical firm

Merger & Acquisition support for electrical firm

This Electrical Business that grown from its infancy to a level of small to medium sized firm requiring capital in order to expand.

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Business advisory for CBD property acquisition

Business & Planning Advisory for CBD property acquisition

An established client of Bryant & Bryant required the acquisition of a Melbourne CBD based Head Office.

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insolvency consultation for furniture manufacturer

Insolvency consultation for furniture manufacturer

Although in existence for more than 30 years, this furniture manufacturer was finding it difficult to compete with the cheap import replacement products.

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Merger & Acquisition support for distribution business

Merger & Acquisition support for distribution business

Three competing distribution operations were waging a discount war, undercutting each other and jeopardising financial survival.

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Business Advisory case Study - Carnival Operator

Business advisory for carnival operator

For three generations the carnival operator had operated carnivals throughout Australia, necessitating the shipment of the amusements from State to State.

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Business advisory for linehaul trucking & logistics business

The loss of two significant Contracts and the ongoing capital commitments on the linehaul fleet, determined that the linehaul trucking operator sustained significant losses.

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Laser cutting business

Laser cutting business

The client was in a joint venture with a public company, building a laser cutting business that grew quickly but was hindered by an incompatible partnership.

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Legal Firm

Legal Firm

Though this firm had been founded many years earlier, rapid growth meant that it now had the wrong structure. It had been established as a sole trader, rather than an alternate entity, causing it to pay unnecessarily high levels of tax.

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Small Business Struggling

Transport Company

The client owned two struggling businesses – one in trucking, the other a co-owned farming venture. Neither business was sufficiently profitable. The co-owned farm was located in another state.

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