Mergers & Acquisitions
Buying, selling or merging a business is probably one of the more important events in your life. It’s right up there with getting married or having children. Yet like these events, it’s far too easy to get carried away,to trust to luck, to make decisions that could haunt you for years to come.
If you’re buying or merging, it’s essential that a proper due diligence is carried out, so that the opportunity and the risks involved are fully explored and understood.
If you’re selling up it’s vital that you market the business effectively. You see, the old ways of marketing a business simply don’t work any more. Every year countless business owners who thought they were doing the right thing by using an ‘old school’ business transfer agent or accountant recognise that they’ve just wasted valuable time, money and effort. It’s simply not enough to just put an advertisement in the press or online and hope. So we’ve invested countless hours and hundreds of thousands of £s creating the mechanisms that expose the business wider than conventional advertising will do and to people who driven to buy, sell or merge – it’s this long term investment in those mechanisms that really things happen.
Whether you’re buying or selling it’s key that you structure the deal appropriately for all sorts of reasons, including for tax, financial and risk management purposes – unless you’ve done this before just how do you know what questions to ask, or best structure the deal?
Most lawyers and accountants lack the skills necessary to deal with mergers, business sales or acquisitions, it’s a specialist area of the law that many advisers simply don’t do enough of. And it’s one where mistakes or ignorance can be very costly in terms of income foregone, tax paid, unidentified commercial exposure…
Our specialists can help you by:
- Reviewing your business structure and documentation as part of the process to prepare the business for sale;
- Marketing the business;
- Find you a business to buy or merge with;
- Negotiating the very best deal for you;
- Preparing the legal documentation for the deal, including sale and purchase agreements, compromise agreements, lease assignments, transfers of personal guarantees, etc;
- Advising on tax, pension and family matters.
None of these things are going to happen seamlessly or without risk unless you bring in the right experts at the right time. Whether you are at the planning or execution stage of whatever you’re hoping to do, why not call or e-mail us right now?