Business acquisitions and disposals solicitors

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At Moore Barlow, we understand that acquisitions and disposals are complex and often stressful transactions for businesses.

Our experienced acquisitions solicitors provide comprehensive legal services to businesses looking to buy or sell assets, shares or businesses, and are here to guide you through the process, providing practical and commercial advice to ensure that your transaction is completed smoothly and efficiently.

  • Acquisitions and disposals need a pragmatic approach that keeps the deal progressing whilst dealing effectively with all the details.
  • The key is to keep both parties, their legal teams and advisors working together to avoid disputes or delays.
  • Our team is well-known for being proactive, good communicators and with expertise covering all related areas, all focused on delivering the outcome you want.

What is business acquisition?

Business acquisition refers to the process of purchasing an existing business or corporation. Business acquisitions can be structured in various ways, including asset purchases, stock purchases, or mergers. Business acquisitions are typically used by companies as a way to quickly expand their operations, acquire new customers or products, or enter new markets.

Jeremy Over

Jeremy Over

Partner | Corporate

023 8071 8025

Accomplished deal facilitators

The critical factor in corporate transactions, particularly acquisitions and disposals, is momentum. It’s essential to keep driving the deal forward and not allow it to stall because of a legal issue. Your acquisition or sale is a significant step for you, so it’s natural you’ll want reassurance that your lawyers can see the ‘big picture’; dealing effectively with the details whilst proactively moving the deal on.

Our corporate team is known for being accomplished deal facilitators. As well as seeing things from your perspective and resolving legal issues quickly, we are pragmatic: focusing on what really matters and advising the best course of action at every stage. We will keep you informed, comprehensively and concisely explaining the risks and providing practical options to solve them.

For both parties, the objective is almost always to secure a deal on good terms as quickly as possible. In our experience, a collaborative, constructive approach is the most successful; through continual communication and by building a rapport with your counterparty’s legal advisers, we will reduce the risk of disagreements and delays.

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By choosing Moore Barlow, you’ll benefit from:

  • A dedicated and talented legal team with extensive ‘big-ticket’ experience of company sales and purchases.
  • Effective project managers who recognise the importance of good communication and teamwork with you, the other party and advisers.
  • Proactive support to the project team from beginning to end, based on an in-depth knowledge of the business and the roles and requirements of the shareholders.
  • The strength of all our specialists across the firm, providing expert advice on related aspects such as commercial contracts, property, tax, pensions, employment law, intellectual property, data and regulatory compliance, and share issues.
  • A professional team that will give the utmost confidence in our ability to achieve your preferred outcome.

Why choose our business acquisition solicitors?

Our business acquisition solicitors are the best choice for your corporate transactions because of their extensive experience in handling acquisitions and disposals. We provide tailored solutions to meet your specific needs, ensuring that you get the best possible outcome. Our solicitors have a deep understanding of the legal and commercial aspects of business transactions, which allows them to provide you with practical advice and guidance throughout the process. Choose us for a smooth and successful acquisition or disposal of your business.

How can our business acquisition solicitors help?

If you need a business acquisition solicitor, we can assist you in navigating the complex process of acquiring or disposing of a business. We provide tailored legal advice and support to ensure that your transaction is completed smoothly and efficiently. Our team has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting agreements, conducting due diligence, and managing the legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Let us help you achieve your business goals.

We have offices in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington and Woking and offer specialist corporate legal services to clients nationwide.

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Frequently asked questions

How do acquisitions work?

Acquisitions involve one company buying another company to create a larger, more powerful entity. It typically involves negotiations, due diligence, and the exchange of assets or shares. The acquiring company takes over the target company’s operations, employees, and assets.

An acquisition refers to the purchase of one company by another, while M&A (mergers and acquisitions) is a broader term that encompasses both the merger of two companies and the acquisition of one company by another.

An acquisitions solicitor specialises in the legal aspects of purchasing or acquiring a company or its assets. They advise clients on negotiating and structuring deals, conducting due diligence, preparing legal documentation, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

In business acquisitions, one company purchases or merges with another company, typically following negotiations and due diligence. The acquiring company takes control of the acquired company’s assets, operations, and liabilities, resulting in a change of ownership and control.

The duration of a typical business acquisition can vary significantly depending on various factors, but it usually takes several months to complete, with the entire process ranging from three to twelve months.

An acquisition is structured through a series of agreements and transactions in which one company buys another company by acquiring its assets or shares, usually involving negotiations, due diligence, and the signing of a purchase agreement.

Acquisitions happen for various reasons, such as expanding market share, entering new markets, gaining access to new technologies or talents, eliminating competition, diversifying business, and increasing shareholder value.

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