Buying or Selling a Business
Buying or selling a business is a complex and time-consuming process that comes with no small amount of risk. Our solicitors can help speed up the process, as well as help keep you protected when choosing a business or buyer.
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If you’re considering buying or selling a business, you may be unsure of where to start. Unlike buying or selling cars, property or other items, managing the sale or acquisition of a business requires extensive knowledge of corporate law.
At Shams Williams, we have over 20 years of experience in buying and selling businesses in a variety of industries, and we use this expertise to make the transaction process as straightforward as possible for our clients.
Depending on your specific needs and goals, we’ll create a legal strategy that includes everything from preparing your business for sale to conducting due diligence and completing Sales and Purchase Agreements. For more complex sales or purchases, our team can also advise on a number of technical considerations, such as tax or pensions.
We pride ourselves on keeping our clients up to date every step of the way, making it easy for you to enjoy regular, practical legal advice that gets the job done.
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Management Buyouts
- Public & Private Company Disposal
- Joint Ventures & Collaboration Arrangements
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How We Can Help You
Preparing Your Business Transaction
Whether you want to buy or sell a business, one of the most important steps is preparing for the upcoming transaction. This could include anything from collating key documents and information to reviewing potential sale structures and the pros and cons of each.
Our solicitors will start by listening to you to understand your situation and goals, before explaining more about what to expect when buying or selling a business.
Conducting Due Diligence
An essential part of buying or selling a business is conducting thorough due diligence. This is where your solicitor will review a business or buyer in great detail to determine whether there is any hidden risk that you need to be aware of.
This process will be managed by one of our expert solicitors and is key to avoiding the risk of buying the wrong business or selling to the wrong person.
Making the Transaction Legal
Buying or selling a business can take a lot of time and effort, so the last thing you want is for the deal to fall down at the last moment. To avoid this, your solicitor will take a number of steps to make the upcoming transaction as secure as possible, such as creating a Heads of Terms Agreement.
Once you’ve agreed your business transaction in principle, your Shams Williams solicitor will complete all the necessary paperwork to make the transaction legal.