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Acquisitions, Disposals and Mergers
If you are looking to buy or sell a company or a business, we understand the importance of structuring the deal on the right terms for you. There are important legal points for us to assist and advise on, but ultimately we want to ensure that the deal achieves your objectives in the most efficient way possible.
JMW's corporate team will guide you through the transaction process, ensuring you fully understand the legal complexities at every stage. With valuable transactional expertise across a range of sectors, we have the knowledge to progress your deal professionally, cost effectively and, most importantly, with commerciality as a central focus.
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At JMW, we understand that corporate transactions can be complex and convoluted, particularly if there are complicated legal or taxation points to consider. We try to simplify things for you and we will work seamlessly with your external advisers, together with our own colleagues in other specialist areas, to ensure you get the first rate and rounded service that you deserve.
Whether you run an owner-managed business or are an executive of a large PLC, our no-nonsense, client-focused approach will deliver you real commercial solutions.
Whether you are buying or selling, and whether it is a business sale or share sale, JMW's corporate team can assist with your transaction from start to finish, including:
- Management buy-ins and management buy-outs
- Joint ventures
- Acquisition finance and security
- Drafting and negotiating heads of terms
- Legal due diligence and business enquiries
- Business/asset sales and purchases
- Share sales and purchases
- Earn-outs, deferred consideration and security
- Share for share swaps and new group structures
- Share buybacks
- Employment law and TUPE obligations
It's not just the obvious economies of scale that are a benefit of buying into a business with a similar product range or service, a competitor with quality staff and additional skills can also complement the existing employees of the acquiring company.
Better production or distribution facilities are often less expensive to buy than to build from scratch, so it may be possible to find a partner business with spare capacity that can dovetail activities.
Waiting for organic growth in a business before expansion may not be the best way to progress. This is especially true if buying new intellectual property or diversifying into other products and services will be a better way to ensure its prosperity.
Developing a business through a merger or acquisition can be a sound move for many reasons, and using the advice and professional skills of experienced corporate solicitors will give any prospective deal the best chance of success. JMW's team is greatly experienced in assisting with all legal aspects of acquisitions, disposals and mergers, and we can provide the support and guidance you need to achieve the outcome you are after.
We can help with all aspects of buying and selling companies, and can guide you through the funding and arranging of a merger or acquisition - processes that can otherwise be highly complex and stressful.
Working alongside your banks, financial advisers and corporate brokers, we have expertise in corporate banking and financing, restructuring and private equity transactions. Our team will ensure that your transaction is progressed efficiently and effectively.