Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions happen all the time but that doesn’t mean they are straightforward. There are a huge number of issues business owners and investors need to consider when buying, selling or merging companies. This is equally true when acquiring or disposing of business shares and assets. Expert legal advice is therefore essential.
Tayntons’ Corporate Law team have a wealth of experience in guiding a wide range of businesses and investors through corporate transactions, including the most high value and complex deals. We know all of the issues you need to consider and the steps you need to take to achieve a commercially sound transaction that matches your goals.
With an eagle eye for the legal details and strong commercial instincts, our mergers and acquisitions solicitors in Gloucester can help you make the right deal on the right terms, seize opportunities you may not have identified and keep you legally protected at all times.
Our expertise includes advice on:
- Buying businesses
- Selling businesses
- Business mergers
- Business restructuring
We can also draw on expertise from across the firm to assist with other matters connected to business sales and mergers, including those related to employment law, commercial contracts and agreements, commercial property and commercial disputes.
How we help businesses with mergers and acquisitions
Buying a business
Buying an established business or a stake in one can be a lucrative opportunity under the right circumstances, but there are substantial risks involved, so expert legal support is needed to mitigate those risks.
We can advise you on the terms of sale and make sure they match your commercial objectives, as well as ensuring proper due diligence, so you are protected against any potential risks involved with acquiring a business interest.
Our corporate lawyers in Gloucester can help with all types of business acquisitions, including:
- Share sales
- Asset sales
- Management buy-outs and buy-ins
Selling a business
Whether you are working towards a planned exit strategy or find yourself needing to sell your business or a stake in your business due to circumstances beyond your control, it is important to plan everything meticulously.
Our corporate law solicitors can guide you through every stage of selling a business, making sure you get the best terms possible while meeting all of your legal obligations and avoiding the risk of future legal issues.
Our team can assist with matters including:
- Negotiating heads of terms
- Drafting contracts of sale
- Seller warranties and guarantees
- Seller financed sales
- Employee ownership
Merging two or more business can allow you to create an organisation that is much stronger and more profitable than the constituent parts, but this is only true if you strike the right deals on the right terms.
Our mergers and acquisitions solicitors have extensive experience guiding businesses across a range of sectors through the merger process so can ensure you make the right choices for your long term commercial interests.
Tayntons Solicitors can assist with all aspects of dealing with a business merger including:
- Negotiating and drafting terms
- Carrying out due diligence
- Continuity of contracts and agreements
- Employee redundancy and TUPE
- Commercial property considerations
There can be various reasons to restructure a business, including making it more efficient, refocusing on certain services or hiving off part of the business into a separate entity. Whatever the reason, careful thought must be given to exactly how to handle the restructure to achieve your objectives while protecting your commercial interests.
With many years of experience in corporate restructuring, our team can work with you to explore your options, help you choose the best approach for your requirements and deal with all of the legal aspects of your restructure.
Our corporate lawyers can assist with all aspects of business restructuring including:
- Group restructuring
- Moving assets within groups
- Employee restructuring
- Business demergers
The cost of a merger or acquisition
We are committed to keeping our corporate law pricing transparent andwe will provide a realistic cost estimate at the outset, with a full breakdown of the various costs involved in dealing with a business acquisition, merger or any other type of corporate transaction.
To find out more about our fees for dealing with a business merger or acquisition, please get in touch.
Why choose Tayntons’ mergers and acquisitions solicitors?
Tayntons’ strong team of corporate law solicitors have been advising businesses on mergers and acquisitions for many years, working with clients in Gloucester and throughout Gloucestershire, including Cheltenham and the Forest of Dean.
We offer a modern, efficient legal service, focused on helping our clients’ corporate transaction proceed smoothly and in the best way for their overall commercial interests. We have the expertise to foresee potential problems and additional opportunities, saving our clients time, money and unnecessary hassle, while adding real- world value to their businesses.£
Our clients tell us that they value the depth and breadth of our expertise in all areas of corporate law, our commercially minded approach and the fact that our solicitors are always available, ready to offer fast legal solutions and advice in plain English.
We offer a free initial consultation for corporate clients so we can understand your requirements and suggest an appropriate course of action and fee structure before you make a commitment.
Get in touch with our mergers and acquisitions solicitors in Gloucester
Need help with a business merger, acquisition or any other type of corporate transaction in Gloucester, Cheltenham, the Forest of Dean or across Gloucestershire?