Buying and Selling Businesses

Working with you

Buying or selling a business can be complicated with many potential issues to consider.  Selling your business may be one of the most important decisions you will make, whether it is a sale of a company or other business asset. The tax and other implications of the deal are a major consideration. We are part of your team and advise at all stages, from planning to completion. These transactions can be complex but we have a huge range of experience of business sales and purchases for all kinds of enterprises, large and small. Our team is used to progressing deals efficiently and within the deadlines agreed with our clients. 

We also  deal extensively with management buy ins or management buy outs, venture capital transactions, corporate sales, share issues and purchases of insolvent businesses from administrators.

Specialist advice

We are consistently ranked as a top tier firm in our region for this type of work (Legal 500 UK Edition).

We advise on a full range of business sale and purchase transactions including:

  • asset, business and goodwill sales and purchases
  • share and company sales
  • transfers of going concerns
  • employment law including the application of TUPE
  • financing
  • contractual and company law aspects
  • property law issues
  • any licensing aspects (e.g. sale of petrol, alcohol or other restricted items)
  • sales of franchised businesses

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