The phrase “mergers, acquisitions and sales” covers a number of corporate and business transactions. The distinction between each element can become blurred, but to break it down in legal terms (in short):
A major strategic decision for any business, it involves the joining together of 2 or more companies/businesses. It usually (but not always) results in a new entity being created to house the merged companies/business. There can be many aims, but, ultimately and as with any successful business, it is all about increasing turnover, cash and most importantly profit!
An acquisition involves the purchase of shares in a company or the purchase of a business and its assets.
The opposite of an acquisition, it involves sale of shares in a company or the sale of a business and its assets.
The key point they all have for you is that the deal needs to be right for you. We have the experience and expertise to help you do just that, including: helping you to structure the deal, providing specialist legal advice (e.g. on property, employment and commercial contracting aspects of the deal), working with your other appointed advisors (e.g. accountants, banks, other funders and tax advisors), negotiating and protecting your interests under the legal documentation and simply (but importantly) guiding you through the process and getting the job done right and on time.
If you are considering a merger, acquisition or sale, the specialist corporate lawyers at Bray & Bray are experts in helping businesses to make the right decisions. We can also advise you of the tax implications that you would need to discuss with your accountant/tax advisor.
The corporate law solicitor at Bray & Bray are based at our head office in Leicester, but are always happy to arrange to meet at one of our other office locations within Leicestershire. Contact us with any questions you may have or call your nearest office to arrange an appointment:
Leicester call us on 0116 254 8871.
Hinckley call us on 01455 639 900.
Market Harborough call us on 01858 467 181.
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