Business Law

Business Mergers & Acquisitions

When planning a business sale or purchase or corporate restructuring, we recognise that a variety of factors, including industry sector, stage of development of the business and tax considerations, will influence the shape and structure which the transaction will take.  A key decision on a business sale will be whether the transaction should be a share sale or asset sale.  On a corporate restructuring, whether as a result of private equity investment or changes in share ownership, the business will need to consider how to structure the transaction in the way best suited to meets its commercial objectives.

Our M&A lawyers work closely with our business clients from the outset of a transaction to gain an understanding of our client’s commercial objectives.  We are experienced in advising on deal structure options and tailoring structures to the requirements of the business objective.

Our M&A team advises on the buy-side and sell-side of transactions and has the flexibility to advise on deals ranging from setting up shareholder or partnership agreements for business start-ups,  to later stage private equity investments, through to the sale or purchase of large multi-national businesses.

The collective experience of the team in structuring, advising on, documenting and negotiating such transactions, across a variety of industry sectors, means that we are in a position to anticipate areas of potential risk and exposure for our clients and to add value at each stage of the transaction.

Our team also offers a range of corporate advisory services, including in relation to corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters.

For further information please contact:

James Oxley on 020 7224 0888