Our corporate team has vast experience of helping clients to buy and sell businesses. From renewables or high-growth technology companies to hospitality and leisure businesses, we support clients through the entire process of structuring and completing a deal.
A pragmatic partner-led advice
Our service is partner-led throughout, and we work on a wide range of deal sizes.
All our lawyers fully understand the highs, lows and possible difficulties of buying or selling a business. Our mindset is commercial, and we use our experience and legal expertise to minimise risk, reduce exposure and liabilities, and cut through delays. We focus on practical solutions and seek timely deals without undue risks that work well for all parties - both during and after the deal.
Issues to consider in a deal
We can provide advice on all the legal issues that may crop up in contract negotiations, share sale and purchase agreements and asset purchase agreements, including:
- structuring consideration payments, including deferred consideration
- learn-out deals
- locked-box mechanisms
- intellectual property (IP) matters.
We can help buyers with due diligence, and have considerable experience of advising on management buyouts (MBOs). Our corporate solicitors also work regularly with family businesses, and understand the people issues that can arise when different family members are involved in buying or exiting a business.
Helping you with related matters
As a full-service law firm, we also provide specialist support on all other aspects that may be relevant to the sale or purchase, for example employment contracts, commercial property issues, or venture capital and private equity.
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