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Our merger solicitors are here to guide you through the process of company mergers, providing expert advice and support every step of the way.

We work closely with our clients to ensure that their interests are protected and that the transaction is completed smoothly and efficiently. Whether you are looking to merge with another company or acquire a new business, our merger solicitors have the expertise and knowledge to help you achieve your goals.

  • A merger can be very effective for achieving your growth goals, yet needs thorough preparation to succeed.
  • The due diligence process must reveal any potential problems with your proposed partner.
  • Legal documents should be carefully prepared to protect your future interests.
  • Our broad industry knowledge and expertise will deliver a merger process that’s thoroughly researched and tailored to meet your objectives and deadlines.

What is a company merger?

A company merger involves a combination of two or more companies into a single entity. This can be accomplished through a merger of equals or a takeover of one company by another. Mergers are often used to increase market share, reduce costs, and gain access to new markets or technologies.

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A merger can be very effective for growing your business, helping you reach new markets, achieve cost efficiencies, acquire talented new staff and increase shareholder value. As the business you merge with may well trade in similar areas, you can also view the merger as a way of eliminating a competitor.

Since you are merging with a like-minded company, it should be a friendly transaction. Yet there are still pitfalls to be aware of. Your lawyers will need to carry out due diligence, checking the other company’s financial position and performances, including their tax and pension liabilities. You’ll want to know how effectively they operate, their company structure, sales system and any management or staff issues.

Due diligence should also reveal their market position, the technology and intellectual property you could benefit from, and their competitors (if they’re operating in a different sector to you). Crucially, it should also confirm their legal position, such as ongoing contracts and whether the company has regulatory problems or is facing litigation.

The merger itself can also be legally complex, so you’ll need expert legal support here too. With so much to consider, it’s vital your lawyers are thorough and vigilant at every stage. It also helps if they can draw on a strong working knowledge of the relevant industry sector.

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The Moore Barlow corporate legal team

Our corporate team is experienced and accomplished in all types of corporate transactions, including mergers. We supplement this expertise with our wide industry knowledge and the strength of our specialist legal teams in areas such as employment and strategic commercial services. As a result, you’ll benefit from a service that covers every aspect of your merger, seamlessly.

Besides thoroughly researching the company you want to merge with, we’ll make sure we understand you: your objectives and approach to risk, your resources and areas of strength and weakness. By doing this, we can tailor the merger to meet your goals and ensure the legal documents safeguard your position.

All this requires painstaking care, yet mergers can be time-sensitive. For us, there’s no conflict between attention to detail and urgency; we will work tirelessly and use the full strength of our resources to make sure your merger meets your deadlines and puts your new organisation in the strongest possible position for the future.

Why choose our company merger solicitors?

Our company merger solicitors are the best option for businesses looking to navigate the complex legal landscape of corporate transactions. With years of experience and a proven track record of success, our team is dedicated to providing personalised and effective solutions for each client. We understand the unique challenges that come with mergers and acquisitions, and we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients are protected and well-informed throughout the entire process. Choose our company merger solicitors for expert guidance and peace of mind.

How can our company merger solicitors help?

We have a team of solicitors who specialise in company merger and can provide expert legal advice and support throughout the entire merger process, from initial negotiations to finalising the deal. We can help with due diligence, drafting contracts and agreements, navigating regulatory requirements, and resolving any disputes that may arise. Our goal is to ensure that the merger is completed smoothly and successfully, while protecting the interests of our clients.

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

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Frequently asked questions

What do lawyers do in a merger?

Lawyers in a merger help their clients navigate legal and regulatory requirements, conduct due diligence, negotiate terms and agreements, draft contracts and documents, and provide advice and representation throughout the merger process, ensuring compliance and protecting their clients’ interests.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is the regulatory body responsible for approving mergers and acquisitions in the UK.

Companies merge for various reasons, including to gain market power, increase market share, achieve economies of scale, expand into new markets, pool resources and expertise, reduce competition, and improve profitability.

A merger occurs when two companies agree to combine and form a new entity, while a takeover is when one company acquires and gains control over another company.

Merger and acquisition is important as it allows companies to expand their market share, gain access to new technologies or resources, and achieve economies of scale and scope, leading to increased profitability and competitiveness.

A merger is when two companies combine to form a new entity, while an acquisition is when one company purchases another company and incorporates it into its own structure.

The common steps when valuing a business merger are:

  1. Identify the potential synergies that can be realised from the merger.
  2. Evaluate the financial performance of the target company.
  3. Assess the market conditions and competitive landscape.
  4. Calculate the value of the merger based on discounted cash flow analysis or other valuation methods.
  5. Negotiate the terms and conditions of the merger agreement.

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