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Global expansion

Plante Moran

When business needs drive your organization into new and unfamiliar territory, you need a global business strategy. Have you considered all the risks and opportunities that come with identifying the best site for your operations? Have you evaluated local trade agreements and regulations? Do you need assistance finding the right contacts, from lawyers to government officials?

We've helped clients with hundreds of new entity incorporations, new facility set-ups, existing operation expansion projects, and M&A initiatives. As a result, we've honed a methodology that minimizes surprises and risks and speeds the overall implementation timeline. From due diligence and site selection to tax structuring and compliance to supply chain and sourcing support, we bring you the right resources at the right time, when and where you need them.

10 Lessons international companies learn the hard way

Global Expansion Thought Leadership

  • The great logistics crunch

    The recent logistics crisis has laid bare the need for companies to take a more strategic approach to foreign supply chains. In CFO, Lou Longo discusses how CFOs can reduce current risks and fortify against future shocks.

    Lou Longo
    Article October 1, 2021 1 min read
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  • The strategic role of the CFO in M&A

    As global M&A activity reaches unprecedented levels, now more than ever, CFOs need to be strategic leaders to navigate potential risks. In CFO, Lou Longo lays out how to facilitate the best deal — whether on the buy or sell side.

    Lou Longo
    Article July 29, 2021 4 min read
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  • The future of mobility: What lies beyond COVID-19?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sudden and possibly permanent changes to mobility patterns in the United States. The result is short-term demand volatility coupled with long-term uncertainty for many suppliers. Here’s our analysis and tips for your post-pandemic planning.

    Mark Barrott Daron Gifford
    Article October 29, 2020 7 min read
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  • Level up with Plante Moran’s mobility forecast, powered by AutoForecast Solutions

    Join our webinar in partnership with AutoForecast Solutions as we discuss our new mobility forecast and strategic planning for 2020 and beyond.

    Daron Gifford Mark Barrott
    Webinar October 15, 2020 60 min watch
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Our clients say

Moises Sepulveda SVP Supply Chain, NCH Corporation

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Expansion to China saves millions
A large automotive manufacturer successfully expands to China with savings of nearly $2M USD via swift negotiations, tax incentives, and government subsidies.
Alex He
Case Study July 19, 2017 1 min read
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Comprehensive strategy and planning for Mexican expansion
Manufacturer achieves successful expansion to Mexico, on time and under budget with robust consulting on strategy, site selection, labor availability and cost, governmental incentives, tax implications, and entity incorporation.
Case Study June 6, 2017 1 min read

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team of experts delivers value-added capabilities that go well beyond strategy to help you set up and expand your operations across the globe. With successful engagements across Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, our extensive network and knowledge base benefits clients and helps them reach their goals. With firm-owned and firm-operated offices in China, India, and Mexico, you're never far from a dedicated team of seasoned professionals with hands-on, local experience and expertise.

How can we help your business?

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