United States of America: Global powerhouse

Size brings plenty of opportunities – and challenges

Why the USA?

It’s easy to understand why the USA is an attractive market for companies looking to invest overseas. Firstly, it represents 25% of all global economic activity and is home to one in four of the world’s top 500 companies. Plus, it offers a reliable and consistent long-term record of economic growth, giving companies that are considering establishing themselves in the USA the confidence they need to expand their businesses.

However, the size and scale of the USA can also represent significant challenges to businesses that are planning to expand into the world’s biggest economy. The federal system in the USA means that legal requirements vary from state to state, and maintaining compliance can be a real challenge to someone entering the market for the first time.

Given the sheer number of local service providers, sometimes it can be difficult to know who to trust, which is even more important when considering the amount of litigation which occurs in the USA.

Our core areas of expertise

TMF Group helps companies stay compliant with local regulations and filings – and has helped many businesses large and small to set up, or invest, in the USA with speed, safety and efficiency.

We have local experts providing financial, accounting, corporate secretarial, structured finance, legal, and HR and Payroll services across all the 50 states. Understanding local law, regulations, processes and requirements is at the heart of what we do. From whatever country you are in, our wholly-owned and independent offices across the globe can help launch your entry into the US market, ensuring you control costs, reduce risk and simplify multi-jurisdiction operations.

Our full range of services include:

  • Accounting and Tax services: We take care of local statutory bookkeeping, full consolidated accounts and management reporting to relevant local and international standards. We also help you manage your tax and reporting obligations.
  • Capital Markets Services: We provide support to capital market transactions at local level and on a global scale. We help to manage and administer a wide range of transactions, from a complex multi-tranche securitization to a project finance transaction or a syndicated loan. We can also help direct lenders in need of support to administer their loan portfolio.
  • Fund services: We work with structures across the full investment spectrum, from private equity and real estate funds, to trade financing, debt and fund of fund structures.
  • Global Entity Management services: We provide support at every stage of your business lifecycle. Our multi-disciplinary expertise - in corporate secretarial, regulatory compliance, fiduciary services and more - is your outsourced answer to managing and maintaining entities across borders.
  • HR and Payroll services: We help you to apply and implement international policies in employment contracts and handbooks, and pay your staff in compliance with local law.
  • Private Client Services: We can incorporate and maintain asset holding vehicles for personal investments held in the United States along with bookkeeping and cash management services to support their maintenance and operation.

Local services

In addition to our global portfolio of services,* our United States offices provide extra support for specific local requirements. This includes support for:

  • Capital Markets services: We offer a wide variety of specialised services to various transaction sponsors, issuers, financial advisors and counsel, in the areas of securitisation, structured finance, project finance, syndicated corporate loans, restructurings, and real estate finance, among many other financial industry segments.
  • Management and administration services: Including assistance and support with company formation and liquidation, provision of corporate or personal directors, opening and operating of bank accounts, payment of invoices, handling of correspondence and other administrative duties
  • Domiciliation services: Including provision of registered address, temporary or permanent leasing of offices or provision of furnished office space and other support services
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