Running a business can be stressful, but selling one is even more so. Whether you are looking to exit your business to retire or because you are looking for a new challenge, we can help you navigate the optimal legal route for achieving your particular goals.
Our expert Corporate & Commercial Team will help you negotiate the contractual arrangements and clearly explain their purpose to you so you can make informed decisions, reliable plans and proper evaluation of your deal. We can guide you through the different ways of structuring the transaction to make sure that you get the best deal for you.
We can provide valuable input at all stages of the transaction, whether that is looking at restructuring your business prior to the sale (for example, if you are only looking at selling only part of the entire business) or working with your accountants and tax advisors to ensure that the deal works in the most tax efficient way for you.
Our trusted legal experts will work with you to clearly plan and negotiate the best deal for your needs taking into account your ultimate goals and your long and short term plans. They can help you with the myriad of relevant issues when selling a business including:
Our commercially astute team will work with you to ensure that you have a peace of mind with regular progress updates and a speedy response time from the team during your transaction.
Our team of experts have an extensive experience in advising a wide range of domestic and international businesses of all sizes and in multiple business sectors, including some very well-known brands. Our team can guide you at the initial discussion stage of selling a business or merging with another through to helping you with negotiation of your heads of agreement and due diligence, right through to the detail of all of the transactional documents and successful completion within tight deadlines.
We add value by taking you through all possibilities, work with you to you analyse the risks, benefits and the legal and practical implications of each potential new arrangement. We will help you understand every aspect of the transaction such as focussing on your core products and services, dealing with employees, property, assets, how your marketplace position might affect the transaction, your objectives and how the transaction fits within your overall business plan.
By involving us early on, you will enable us to guide you through the transaction from start to finish avoiding pitfalls and misguided information. We can take the burden of legal stresses and complications away from you, leaving you to concentrate on the wider considerations of your business, including what you are going to do in the future.
For more information on how we can support you in selling a business, please contact one of our corporate & commercial specialists in our Newbury, Thatcham and Maidenhead offices below.