• Technology & Life Sciences

Technology & Life Sciences

Technology & Life Sciences (TLS) represent a broad array of disciplines, yet also share important commonalities.

For all disciplines, capital is paramount to fuel research and development and maintain a continuous focus on innovation. As well, attracting and retaining the right talent in competitive markets is crucial to achieving and maintaining the desired growth. The pace of innovation, across all TLS disciplines, and emergence of new technologies create new and exciting business opportunities. Finally, increasingly complex government regulations, financial reporting, and tax compliance requirements underscore these and other industry issues.

With detailed sector knowledge, market expertise, innovative services and international reach, our TLS group is dedicated to ensuring that your strategic objectives are given the same attention as daily operational demands. Members of BDO’s TLS practice, working across multiple specialty areas, understand the challenges and complexities you face:

. Globalization of markets    
. Optimizing financial performance and capital structure
. Accessing capital    
. Optimizing corporate value
. Access to and retaining the right talent    
. Optimize deal flow and strategic alliances
. Optimizing innovation and intellectual property    
. Manage taxation
. First-to-market and revenue growth    
. Manage risk and regulation
Technology & Life Sciences specialties

Our global network provides a comprehensive array of integrated, value-added assurance, taxation, risk advisory, and consulting services to a broad range of organizations operating in the TLS sector. Our TLS practice brings a thorough understanding of issues facing the industry to offer insightful perspectives and advice.

Known for our entrepreneurial culture, BDO understands how your organization needs to think and act in order to be competitive. With our extensive national and international resources, we can scale our services to accommodate the rapid growth characteristic of successful TLS enterprises, from pre-profit stage start-ups and venture capital-backed enterprises to listed public companies, in the following sectors:

. Information Technology Services
. Life Sciences
. Media and Communications
. Telecommunications
. Other Technology


Our TLS group offers many advisory services to help our clients sustain growth and plan for the future. We adopt a partner-led approach and work with our clients to develop strong, collaborative relationships, while providing commercial insights and practical advice. 

We provide services to our TLS clients in the following areas:

Audit and assurance

. Assurance reports
. Financial reporting consultation - under both International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE)


. Chinese tax    
. International tax
. Transfer pricing    
. Optimization of government assistance
. Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit claims    
. Optimization of capital structure to enhance asset protection and maximization of after-tax returns

. Succession and business transition    
. Initial public offerings and go private transactions
. Compensation plans    
. Litigation support
. Internal controls and governance    
. Corporate finance
. Business valuations and purchase price allocation studies    
. Mergers, acquisitions and deal management
. Valuation of intangible assets and intellectual property    
. Restructuring
. Commercial due diligence    
. Information systems implementation
. Financial management techniques and performance indicators     
Industry involvement

BDO Is involved with TLS enterprises from pre-profit stage start-ups and venture capital-backed enterprises to listed public companies. We are actively involved in the community working with companies and industry associations to help support innovation and growth in the TLS sector.