Corporate Transactions

We provide strategic support for all manner of corporate transactions

Businesses change and evolve constantly, as do the people behind them. When the time comes to acquire, dispose of or merge a business, or to bring on board new investors or shareholders, the right legal advice and support is essential.

Agreeing the right terms for a corporate transaction is critical, both in the short term and for the long-term future of a business. It is also vital that all parties fulfil their regulatory obligations and that the whole transaction is managed effectively, as well as the need to structure the deal in the most tax efficient way and protect employees’ rights.

At Longmores, our Corporate Law team bring heavyweight expertise to all manner of corporate transactions for a diverse array of clients, from local SMEs to large corporations and global businesses. We can ensure every detail of a corporate transaction is handled with the utmost care, with a laser focus on protecting our clients’ commercial interests.

Clients come to us with a wide variety of corporate transactions including:

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Management buy-outs & buy-ins
  • Buying & selling businesses and assets
  • Company share sales
  • Company investments
  • Corporate finance

Our experience covers everything from small business investments and the sale, acquisition and merger of SMEs to dealing with the most complex, high value corporate transactions. Drawing on expertise from across the firm, we can ensure every aspect of a corporate transaction is dealt with appropriately, providing a truly holistic legal service.

Our corporate lawyers also have extensive expertise with business restructuring.

We are ranked by leading client guide the Legal 500 for our Corporate and Commercial expertise, as well as for related areas including Commercial Property, Commercial Litigation and Employment Law.

Our approach is commercial, practical and no-nonsense, with strong attention to detail throughout. We offer high-level, strategic advice to ensure no potential problem or opportunity is missed, allowing us to add real value for our clients.

Case Studies

  • Purchase of specialist transport and haulage company The corporate team at Longmores acted for the purchaser of the entire issued share capital of a company which has provided nationwide haulage and transport services for over 30 years. The value of the transaction was £1.5 million. The purchasers already had an interest in the target company and were able to take full ownership to realise their plans for growth.

Speak to our corporate transaction lawyers

To discuss how we can help your business with a commercial transaction, please get in touch.

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Our corporate transaction services

Mergers and  acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions can offer an attractive way to strengthen your business, allowing you to rapidly expand, add new services or access new markets. However, the deal has to be the right one on the right terms, otherwise you could end up hurting your commercial interests instead.

Our corporate transaction experts can advise on matters including:

  • Negotiating business mergers and acquisitions
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts
  • Carrying out due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Mergers and acquisitions finance

Management buy-outs and buy-ins

Selling a business to its existing management team can be a great solution for everyone. This can allow the business to continue in the hands of people who know how to run it effectively, while also giving the best chance of a smooth transition. Similarly, allowing managers to buy into a business can be a great way to reward them and give them a real stake in the success of the business.

Our team can advise on all of the issues you need to consider when arranging a management buy-out or buy-in, including:

  • Negotiating management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts
  • Carrying out due diligence for management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Financing management buy-outs and buy-ins

Buying and selling businesses and assets

There can be many reasons to buy or sell a business or its assets, but, in all eventualities, you need to make sure the deal you enter into is the best one for your overall commercial interests.

Our team can advise on all aspects of buying and selling businesses and their assets, including:

  • Negotiating business sales
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts
  • Carrying out due diligence
  • Financing for business sales and asset sales

Company share sales

Whether you are buying or selling all of the shares in a company or just some of them, the deal has to be structured the right way, taking into account regulatory requirements and your commercial interests.

Our corporate transaction solicitors can assist with matters including:

  • Share purchases by existing shareholders
  • Company buy-back of shares
  • Tax implications of company share sales
  • Amending articles of association and shareholders agreements to reflect the change in shareholding

Company investments

If you are a business seeking investment or an investor looking to take advantage of an investment opportunity, the value of good corporate legal advice cannot be overstated.

Our team can advise on issues including:

  • Investment and venture capital agreements
  • Tax implications of company investments

Corporate finance

The right finance is indispensable for any business. Making sure that financing is structured in the most effective and efficient way for your enterprise can be the difference between failure and success, with far too many businesses collapsing due to debt obligations they cannot service.

Our corporate lawyers can advise on matters including:

  • Debt financing
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Asset-based lending
  • Acquisition finance
  • Securitisation
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporate debt and equity restructuring

Our corporate transaction solicitors’ fees

Cost is an essential issue to consider for any business and we want our fees and pricing structure to reflect this.

Where appropriate, we are able to handle some matters on a fixed fee or capped fee basis. This allows you to budget with precision.

For more complex matters where ongoing support is required, we will work to an agreed hourly rate dependent on the level of expertise needed. We will provide a clear cost estimate at the outset and any additional expenditure will be agreed in advance, so you always stay in control.

To find out more about our solicitors’ fees for corporate transactions and to request a cost estimate, please get in touch.

Speak to our corporate transaction lawyers in Hertford

To discuss how we can help your business with a corporate transaction, please get in touch.

01992 300333                     Ask a question 


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