From finding local partners, market assessment to regulatory compliance and moreIndia market entry services
Our India Market Entry services follow a phased approach starting with a deep evaluation of market opportunity followed by creating a strategic proposition for their entry and finally in-house implementation of recommended strategy to establish a winning India presence.
In recent times, India has become a hot investment hub for all across the globe. Many new policies have been introduced resulting in strong opportunities for foreign enterprises to enter the economy for expanding their horizons.
In a market that is alien to your organization, you need to make sure that you are associated with a partner who is well acquainted with the local system and can guide you. We study the market in your segment and your organization and pilot accurate strategies to establish your entity in India by complying with all mandatory rules and regulations.
We advise on business structure and regulatory environment keeping geographical taxation policies in mind, assist in acquisitions or joint ventures, continuous guidance on business structure, establishing an entity along with drafting and vetting compliance and statutory documents.
We know that to make a ‘go or no-go’ decision, apart from factual information, our clients need a feel of the market, the decision makers and influencers and business culture. Our market exploration methodology includes real-time interactions with industry stakeholders such as potential buyers, distributors and retailers, industry associations and government bodies.
Supported by practical experience, we come up with innovative ideas to answer your questions on competition, market opportunity, technical barriers, pricing and distribution channels. We also provide you with qualified business leads, partners and networking infrastructure.
Our market assessment approach involves:
- Current and future opportunity
- Government regulations
- Entry barriers
- Technology trends
- Demand and supply gaps
- Potential customers, business leads, partners
- Sales and distribution channels
- Location advantage
- Business culture
- Incorporation of Indian entity –from registration of name to regulatory approvals and compliances, opening bank accounts and conduct board meetings
- Identify M&A, JV partners –from target identification to deal structuring to post deal integration
- Setting up of a Greenfield facility –from location identification to regulatory approvals from Central and State Government Bodies to project management
- Recruiting Key Executives –be it a country manager or a regional sales manager or an administrative employee
- Identifying operational vendors –this could include contract manufacturer, raw material suppliers or service providers like logistics company or outsourced billing, invoicing team, marketing, advertising and PR agencies.
- Setting up a sales pipeline –or establishing their brand
- Identifying the right partner –and contract signing with importers or distributors
Statutory & Compliance
When it comes to setting up a business, compliance refers to the business following all laws and regulations in regards to how they manage the business, their staff and ethical treatment of consumers.
The concept of compliance is to make sure that corporations act responsibly. Compliance can be narrowly defined as the process by which an organisation ensures that it observes and complies with the external statutory laws and regulations, including:
- Direct Tax
- Indirect Tax
- Transfer pricing
- Special valuation branch (SVB) liaising and license approvals
Inbound investment services
- India investment route planning –in line with Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policies and guidelines
- Obtaining licenses, clarifications, regulatory approvals –from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), Registrar of Companies (ROC) and other statutory bodies
- Setting-up –branch office, liaison office, project office, joint venture company, wholly owned subsidiary in approved sectors including LLP, private limited and others complying with procedures
- Representation services –before regulatory bodies such as RBI, FIPB, ROC and others
- Registrations –obtaining all direct and indirect tax registration numbers
- Representation before Registrar of Companies, Company Law Board and Ministry of Corporate Affairs
- Preparation and filing of requisite forms and annual returns
- Preparation of board resolutions