Buying or selling a business

Buying or selling a business is a complicated process and if you are about to enter into a transaction, you will inevitably need expert legal support and advice.

At OGR Stock Denton, our Company and Commercial team will work strategically with you your accountants and other professional advisers at every stage of the transaction, from the beginning of the negotiations through to completion.

Along the way we can provide efficient, plain-language advice on the issues that you need to be aware of and draft all the relevant documents required as part of the deal.

By way of example we can help with:

  • Drafting heads of terms, “lockouts” and non disclosure agreements
  • Conducting legal due diligence
  • Drafting sale and purchase agreements:
    • Asset sales
    • Buying or selling shares in a private company
  • Management Buyouts
  • Finance of the purchase

In another matter, we offered legal advice on the acquisition of an professional service business with complex calculation of the purchase price and deferred payments/earn outs.

Other sectors we have experience of include professional services, property, manufacturing and education (the team was recently involved in the sale of an OFSTED-regulated nursery operating company to one of its competitors.)

The team can work to tight deadlines, assist in negotiations and assess the potential risks.

OGR Stock Denton is also regularly instructed by overseas clients who are looking to set up operations in the UK. For further details please visit our international services section.

If you require further advice on the legal process for buying or selling a business, please visit our contact us page.