Smooth Transitions
for Day 1 Readiness

We understand the challenges that private equity executives face as they focus on deriving deal value and ensuring smooth employee transitions within condensed timescales. Our in-depth knowledge of the private equity industry enables us to provide innovative solutions across the entire employee and business lifecycle, especially with regards to creating legal structures, and managing complex human resources issues including onboarding, benefits, payroll continuity, and global regulatory compliance.

Create the Right Legal Structure

Drive Operational Efficiencies

Mitigate Workforce Risks

Retain Talent

Due Diligence

Full due diligence support for all aspects of the transition. We provide end-to-end support for regulatory and legal compliance issues, as well as interpersonal factors that affect the employees.
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Corporate Infrastructure

Understand the challenges, risks, and misconceptions associated with both the establishment of a legal entity and the temporary utilization Professional Employer Organizations (PEO)/Employers of Record (EOR).
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Human Resources

Accelerate new employee integration with streamlined transfer and onboarding processes. Receive employment law guidance while our team manages the procurement of all benefits and necessary immigration documents.
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Get the full system, process, and people expertise necessary to seamlessly transition your accounting operations. We work as your full outsourcing partner and can bring add-on expertise to your existing teams.
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Execute accurate and timely payroll from day one. We manage your global payroll processing, payroll funding (including bank account setup), ongoing payroll calendars, and provide you with full system support.
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Tax and Compliance

Ensure compliance with local tax regulations anywhere in the world. Our team provides full guidance on indirect and income taxes, offers company secretarial services, and manages tax and compliance issues.
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Our Approach

PE Ecosystem

PE Ecosystem

We are well versed with the role of law firms, tax, and compliance partners in the deal space. We act as your liaison partner and interact directly with all parties to provide the best outcome for our clients.

Tailored Approach

Tailored Approach

Our engagement teams work to configure our service capabilities to each client’s specific needs, circumstances, size, and ownership structure.

Support 247

24/7 Support

Receive quick and timely responses from our global teams who work across multiple time zones and are available 24/7.

Technical Expertise

Technical Expertise

The broad range of technical expertise that our HR, payroll, accounting, and legal professionals possess allow us to address complexity and client objectives.

The Global Merger: Managing Employee Transitions of a Worldwide Scale

We’ve worked with leading companies and facilitated complex, multi-country deals. Read this case study to learn how Global Upside helped a prominent private equity firm navigate a HR, payroll, and incorporation issues across 13 countries to complete a billion dollar acquisition.

Our Team

Andrew Wilson

Vice President, Private Equity Practice

Andrew has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs. He spent 10 years with PwC, working primarily in their M&A practice for the consumer goods, heavy engineering, and steel making industries. He worked on the client-side as a CFO. At Global Upside, he has led engagements in electronics, manufacturing, and software that involved the Big 4 accounting firms and several international law firms. His areas of expertise include international employment law, human resources, payroll and benefits, finance, and operations support.

Linda Lim

Director, Client Services

Linda Lim has over 20 years of experience in international finance, management, and consulting with both private and public industries. She started her career with KMPG Singapore and subsequently worked in senior financial management roles in China, Hong Kong, UK, and the US. She has developed and led transformational programs to drive profitability, examine turnaround operational performance, evaluate and integrate acquisitions, develop new ventures, and improve the performance of commercial, supply chain, and manufacturing organizations. Her areas of expertise include international finance operations, system implementations, business process improvements, employment law, human resources, and payroll.

Kym Sanderson

Director, Human Resources

Kym Sanderson possesses considerable experience in international HR. In previous roles, she has worked as part of internal international HR teams, as well as, in HR advisory functions. While working with Tesla, she helped rapidly expand their European operations. She applies this experience when partnering with Bay Area companies to assist with global expansion and merger and acquisition activities. Her area of expertise is EMEA employment law. She also specializes in acquired rights and contract standardization.