Buying and selling a business

 

We act both for sellers and buyers. Our team consists of five experienced laywers who have extensive experience of buying and selling companies and businesses based all over the country.

 

We work with agents, accountants and funds. We have experience of selling to every type of buyer, including overseas businesses, trade buyers, management teams, venture capital funds and private investors. We have bought and sold every type of business including start ups, growing businesses, technology, mature companies and distressed and insolvent businesses.

 

Our team is recommended by independent legal directories as amongst the best in the region. That recommendation is based entirely on feedback from clients, who say that the team “always put in the extra work, communicate well with each other and demonstrate an understanding of where we are trying to get to” is “brilliant at getting on with the other side” and “easily hold their own in transactions alongside bigger firms”.

 

Examples of recent instructions include:

 

Acting for The Vitec Group, an international provider of products and services for the broadcast, photographic markets, in its reported £9.75m acquisition of Lastolite Ltd, led by Mark Daly;

Advising on the acquisition of the business and assets of BOSS Industrial Mouldings, as part of a pre-pack insolvency sale supported by Barclays, led by Neil Walmsley;

Advising on the sale of a long established, family owned image analysis and data management business in the life sciences industry to a major PLC, led by Mark Daly;

Acting on the acquisition and the subsequent successful clearance application to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in respect of a merger of the two largest competitors in a niche market. Mark Daly and Andrew Cooper advised;

Acting for a leading UK insurance underwriter in its purchase of a trading division providing credit indemnity insurance services. Andrew Cooper and Simon Ratcliffe advised;

Reorganising the ownership of businesses, introducing share option schemes and buying out shareholders; and

Acting for a number of overseas investors on the acquisition of a UK based Management Consultancy led by Simon Ratcliffe.

 

Additional examples appear on the profile pages for the lawyers in the team.

 

To make a no obligation enquiry click here.

Principal contacts

 

Neil Walmsley

Neil Walmsley

 

Simon Ratcliffe

Simon Ratcliffe

 

Mark Daly

Mark Daly

 

Andrew Cooper

Andrew Cooper

 

Mark Williams

Mark Williams

 

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