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When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted last December, it marked the largest change to tax policy in recent decades. The new law is still being reviewed and additional IRS guidance has been provided – with more anticipated – throughout 2018. At this time, the law’s influence on the merger and acquisition (M&A) and private equity markets is expected to be positive.

There are five key changes brought about by the TCJA that will significantly affect the private equity and M&A markets:

  • Tax rates
  • Bonus depreciation
  • Net operating loss limitations
  • Carried interest holding period
  • Business interest expense limitation

In the following article, we recap each of these key areas and provide our initial observations on how they impact M&A market activity, buyers, sellers and the private equity industry as a whole.

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