In Cologne in particular, we also advise institutions that have dedicated themselves to social or community-related tasks, as non-profit institutions are of course also affected by tax law and sometimes have to undergo intensive audits by the tax authorities. Tax-related issues in this context include trade tax, corporation tax, VAT, charitable status and donation law. In Cologne, we reliably handle all ongoing tax matters, represent our clients before tax courts and authorities and support them in outsourcing, mergers, cooperations or privatizations. The (tax) structuring of articles of association also falls within our area of expertise. Our clients include municipal, church, and private organizations as well as charities, scientific and research institutions. Outpatient care services, children's and youth facilities and sports associations also rely on the expert advice of BDO's auditors and tax advisors.
To be able to introduce aspects that are relevant to social institutions at an early stage, for example, we are involved in committees such as the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany or the German Hospital Federation and attend hearings in legislative procedures, . We also regularly publish articles on current and fundamental tax issues relating to the healthcare sector and the social economy. Our employees also regularly participate as speakers at important industry-specific events.
Through our associated BDO LEGAL Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, we cover all relevant areas of law for the healthcare and social economy sector. This enables our experts to provide comprehensive tax, legal and, if necessary, business management advice. These are put together individually based on the requirements of the respective issues.
Our Corporate Finance team is made up of BDO experts with many years of experience who are dedicated to meeting your individual needs. We advise you competently on all transaction and financing issues and carry out due diligences (tax due diligence, commercial due diligence, IPO due diligence, real estate due diligence, IT due diligence and environmental due diligence) as well as company valuations. This specialist area includes services from the fields of Valuation, Transaction Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate Services and Restructuring are summarized.
Whether for national or cross-border projects - we support you in realizing your corporate goals. To this end, you can benefit from our international BDO Corporate Finance network, which includes more than 1,000 specialists in more than 60 countries worldwide. Your dedicated local contacts coordinate the smooth cooperation of our experts on your behalf. This is the only way we can live up to our own claim of offering you the highest quality of support.
The German insurance industry is constantly faced with new challenges: Private insurance companies must take account of requirements, particularly of a regulatory nature. In addition, the product range and various internal processes need to be constantly adapted. The situation is different for statutory health insurance companies: They are primarily struggling with the challenges posed by political changes to the health insurance system.
In the insurance sector center, BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft bundles the support of primary insurers and reinsurers as well as insurance brokers, pension funds and statutory health insurers. This enables us to set up ideal interdisciplinary teams. The high quality of our work is based on our many years of experience and the outstanding professional qualifications of our employees, who receive continuous industry-oriented training and development. A total of 80 specialists currently belong to our insurance sector center. In order to ensure trusting and professional cooperation, we assign all clients an individual Client Service Partner. They act as your central specialist contact, advise you on all matters and coordinate your affairs.
BDO is a member of a large number of important specialist committees and is therefore always up to date on the latest issues, which we examine together with our clients. On this basis, we develop individual, targeted solutions. In this context, we offer, for example, the optimization of risk management structures in accordance with MaRisk and preparation for the EU Solvency II Directive for insurance companies. The valuation of insurance policies and insurance portfolios is one of our core competencies. We also present and discuss current topics in a practical and to-the-point manner at regular client events.
The Healthcare Industry Center brings together BDO's expertise in healthcare industry topics. Our interdisciplinary teams of experts from the fields of auditing, tax consultancy, health economics and others provide you with comprehensive advice. As a competent partner in overcoming numerous challenges in the healthcare sector, our advice in the healthcare industry covers in particular the areas of hospitals & clinics, the outpatient sector & MVZs, new and integrated care models as well as care facilities, social institutions and rehabilitation.
In Cologne and at 26 other offices throughout Germany, our auditors, tax advisors and other experts support you in all company-related matters. We offer you support that is as intensive as it is personal, regardless of your sector or legal form. If you have any questions about our services, get in touch with your contact person in Cologne to receive competent support with many years of experience.