Business Purchases

Your need...

You may be an individual looking to set up a business or invest in or purchase an existing business. Alternatively you may be an expanding business looking to acquire a competitor or partner.

You may be buying or investing in an incorporated company (registered at Companies House) or an owner managed business or partnership which isn’t incorporated. You may also be buying or investing in the business with others and want to protect your investment by way of a partnership or shareholder’s agreement to structure how you will resolve issues and disputes.

How we can help...

We take the time to understand the commercial issues our clients face and we tailor our service to meet their needs. We provide specialist legal advice on all matters relating to:

  • Asset purchases including goodwill for incorporated and non-incorporated companies such as partnerships and charities.
  • Share purchases whether buying some or all of the share capital.
  • Partnership agreements.
  • Shareholder agreements.
  • Purchases involving business premises acquisition (freehold or leasehold).Restructuring the company as part of the transaction.

If you need specialist advice on dealing with employees as part of a business sale or purchase, our specialist Employment Law team can advise on all matters relating to TUPE transfers.

Trust us...

We act for a wide range of businesses in sectors including professional services, healthcare, retail, pubs, hotels or other hospitality businesses, charity and agricultural businesses. We strive to understand our clients’ businesses and the environments in which they operate, to enable us to provide the most effective legal solutions to meet their needs.

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