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The general mechanisms behind a Private Equity Fund

A Private Equity (also referred to as a Closed-End Fund) is a form of alternative investment. It is a pooling of funds from selective investors that invests directly into private companies. An investment in a Private Equity is suitable for various types of investors such as an institutional investor, who is able to evaluate the […]

Private Equity Investors: Think impact investment

Impact investment; is it a rhetoric or reality? A decade ago, this concept was barely known by the world, if not the case, by very few investors. The promoters of impact were mainly philanthropists via charitable aid and donations in order to increase the well-being of humankind. Impact investments “are investments made into companies, organisations, […]

Corporate re-domiciliation: why and how to relocate your company to Mauritius

In the corporate world, growth is the watchword. While you devise strategies to achieve it, you may not found growth on home soil. Shifting countries can therefore open doors to numerous business opportunities. Many companies have chosen to come to Mauritius for business purposes. As at 1st January 2018, there were over 11,000 foreign companies (and […]

Entrepreneurs! Mauritius will charm you

In addition to being an internationally renowned tourist destination, Mauritius has built itself a solid reputation as a reliable and secure financial centre. Indeed, there are many good reasons to choose Mauritius to live and work. Mauritius is a business hub for the region and an essential platform for international trade. Many factors can prove […]

Mauritius: Africa’s regional hub for wealth management and global business

Overview of wealth management in Africa According to a report by AfrAsia, the total wealth in Africa grew by 13% over the last decade, reaching USD 2.3 trillion by 2017 with around USD 920 billion (40%) held by 155,444 HNWIs. During this period, Mauritius was the top performing individual market with a growth of 195%. […]

How can global corporate structuring benefit your business when going global?

We often hear about companies (public and private) making important investments globally, especially for large public companies. According to a recent Deloitte’s global survey (based on almost 1,900 private-company leaders across 30 countries), private companies and SMEs have international presence at the heart of their strategy, with about 70% of them depending on international markets […]

Why do French companies relocate to Mauritius?

With its beautiful beaches and charming surroundings, Mauritius is a famous tourist destination. However, it is less known for its business ecosystem, favourable to foreign companies looking to establish themselves on the island. This International Financial Centre (IFC) is conducive to business and consists of several elements: its diversified, solid and stable economy; its bilateral […]

Global Legal Advisory Licence

Background of the Global Legal Advisory Licence This licence is applicable for international law firms interested in establishing regional offices in Mauritius to provide legal advisory and international arbitration services to global business clients. Such law firms will be eligible for a 5-year corporate tax holiday.   Application for Global Legal Advisory License The application […]

Are you ready for Country by Country Reporting?

About Country by Country Reporting  On 22 February 2018, Mauritius proclaimed the Income Tax (Country by Country Reporting) Regulations 2018 (the Regulations). The Regulations takes effect from accounting years beginning on or after 1 July 2018. It applies to Multinational Enterprise (MNE) Groups with an annual consolidated turnover of at least EUR 750 million, and having […]

The Global Headquarters Administration licence can open doors to businesses willing to operate from Mauritius

About the ‘Global Headquarters Administration’ Licence in Mauritius Introduced in 2016, the ‘Global Headquarters Administration’ licence aims to strengthen the position of Mauritius as a financial and business hub for the region. This licence (provided to a holding company incorporated in Mauritius) allows multinational companies to set up their regional administration, procurement and accounting offices within […]