Tax Inversions On The Menu For Hospitality Sector

By Natalie Rodriguez (August 25, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT) -- The proposed marriage of Burger King and Tim Hortons Inc. shows how appetizing tax inversion deals could prove to be for franchise-heavy U.S. hospitality companies, and more market players could seriously consider the structure if the blockbuster restaurant deal moves forward, attorneys say.

Private equity-backed Burger King's talks to acquire Tim Hortons and relocate its headquarters to Canada to benefit from the friendlier tax laws of America's northern neighbor could inspire others in the hospitality sector to consider the controversial structure, according to some experts.

"I would expect to see [inversions] as a growing opportunity in this market," said Bret Wells,...

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