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Corporate Catalyst (India) Pvt Ltd

Following are the core areas of services:
Business Advisory, Market Intelligence, Start Up Ventures, Taxation

Corporate Catalyst (India) Pvt Ltd are a team of chartered accountants, lawyers and management graduates who support international companies wishing to enter the Indian market or an Indian company diversifying into new business.

Business Advisory
Understanding government policies, making representation and getting approval from concerned government authorities and other legalities and procedures. These services encompass Business Negotiations. We assist our clients in various across-the-board negotiations with the proposed business partner to arrive at a win-win situation for both parties.

Business Re-structuring
Mergers, demergers or amalgamations - we oversee all these transactions along with managing the business negotiations.

Business Valuation
Sell-outs, buy-outs - we play a key role in business valuations, factoring the most optimal valuation routes and encompassing international trends and methodologies.

Due Diligence
We conduct in-depth transaction scrutiny on credentials of Indian/foreign companies/groups prior to building business partnerships.

Financial Modeling
We assist in creating dynamic financial models for your business, incorporating all possible factors that would impact the final 'return' computations.

Market intelligence
We help our clients to optimize their business operations by providing a full range of research services.

Market Research
We conduct a comprehensive market survey or a limited desk research - structured to client requirements - and guide you through all the steps of a research study i.e. from defining the problem, developing the questionnaire, collecting & tabulating the data, analysing, reporting and drawing conclusions. We undertake complex studies of business trends including short-term and long-term forecasting, pricing and acquisition studies.

Feasibility Studies
We help you identify business opportunities for both domestic and export markets and evaluate future potential for a product. These comprehensive studies also involve macro level analysis of government policies and business sentiments.

Industry Analysis
Offering an overview of selected industry sectors, these studies provide a detailed analysis of the market dynamics, major players, distribution strategies, promotional tools as well as the expected demand-supply scenarios.

Pre-launch Studies
We undertake studies to test a product concept or an idea prior to its market launch. We also analyse market responses to existing products and suggest modifications in the product or marketing strategies to be in tune with the market dynamics. The studies also suggest alternative distribution channels.

Start up ventures
We support start-up ventures at all stages of the business cycle - from identifying appropriate entry routes to assisting in deal structuring and providing post set-up services.

Entry Strategy
We suggest, plan and implement entry strategy for your business by doing a SWOT analysis of the market/ relevant industry and then evaluate alternative entry options.

Location Studies
We offer various location studies by evaluating the relative advantage of different states, cities and districts based on well-defined multi-perspective geographic, political and economic parameters.

Partner Search and Evaluation
Identifying potential partners, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses, salience of Indian business houses and family groups, partnership structures, possible acquisitions.

Regulatory Approvals
We assist in processing various government clearances for our clients entering Indian market. We arrange for the complete set of regulatory approvals ranging from Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Secretariat of Industrial Approvals (SIA), Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), Registrar of Companies (ROC), Foreign Contribution Regulation Authority (FCRA) and other concerned authorities.

Representative Office Facility
We organise the office infrastructure and manpower during the ‘in transit period’ of a company when it is in the process of setting up office in India.

Besides compliance and representation before revenue authorities we offer expertise in international taxation - cross-border tax issues with special emphasis on interpretation of tax treaties, transfer pricing and the domestic tax laws.

Tax planning for minimising tax burden on domestic / local taxpayers. Also tax efficient planning for restructuring of business viz. family reorganization changes in shareholding and ownership pattern, etc.

Timely preparation and filing of statutory documents with the Revenue authorities and presentation before Revenue and Appellate authorities.

Cross Border Taxation
Structuring investments through efficient utilization of Tax Treaties between India and other countries and advising on issues of royalty payments, fee for technical services, etc.

Key Executive Planning
We specialise in individual taxation matters for expatriates in India and senior executives of medium and large companies through tax efficient structuring of pay packages, assistance in compliance under tax laws and representation before tax authorities.

Languages Known
English, Hindi and certain local dialects.

The Aydon India team

Contact details:

Email: info@aydon-consultants.com

We are a team of qualified and experienced professionals who work in our respective fields of specialisation to bring forth innovative and practical solutions for our clients. We have well-structured and clear-cut role definitions for our client servicing teams. Each team member is well versed in his or her respective domain.

Ashok Desai - Chairman
Economist and consultant with multi-domain business acumen in Indian and overseas business environments. Served as the Chief Consultant to the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Advises and prepares critical reports for Indian and international organizations including the World Bank, OECD Development Center and various Chambers of Commerce. Currently Consultant Editor and columnist in Business World.

Arjun Asrani - Vice Chairman
Consultant and expert on international affairs, especially business diplomacy. Has been the former Indian Ambassador to Japan, Thailand and Libya and was Consul General in New York. Noted for his key insights on Indo-Japan relations, is much sought-after expert speaker to various visiting delegations and for potential India bound investors. He is the Managing Trustee of IndusInd foundation and is a faculty of the Foreign Service institute.

Ajay Sethi - Founder and Group President
With prior experience of having worked with the big 5 consultancy firms now heads the team and has considerable experience in taxation and the financial advisory services, he strategizes entry of foreign companies in to India and identifies potential joint venture partners. Determining the optimal route for investment into or outside India through efficient tax jurisdictions is his forte. Handles complex expatriate tax and transfer pricing issues. Additionally, has wide knowledge in carrying out due diligence, business valuations and financial modeling of projects.

Sateesh Kulkarni - Director
Specialises in market research and all aspects related to market intelligence. Highly experienced in research studies across a range of products and industries in India and foreign markets. Extensive experience in undertaking evaluation studies for internationally funded social sector projects in India and has assisted in the India visits of high level trade missions from USA, UK, Japan, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, Spain.

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