Selling Your Business

Our highly regarded and specialist Corporate and Commercial Team have extensive experience advising clients on selling their business. We work closely with and support our clients to achieve their transactional goals by keeping our client’s key objectives at the heart of our advice. Selling your business can be a daunting process. A process which can be made easier by instructing the right team of dedicated legal advisors that care as much about the transaction as you do.

Our friendly and approachable team will provide a comprehensive service, working with our other specialist teams to provide advice on related matters such as employment law and commercial property law to ensure every element of the transaction is taken care of.

From the start of your matter, we take the time to understand your business and your key commercial objectives from the transaction. We then use our experience to provide clear early engagement, setting out the process; and scoping which allows us to price with certainty and cater to your individual needs. Throughout your transaction, we will work with your timescales to deliver a process which is executed to a high standard and is excellent value.

We also assist clients with buying businesses and as such we understand the various considerations from both sides. This equips us to assist you with key negotiating points to achieve your ultimate commercial goals which remain at the heart of our advice.

We have acted on transactions of all shapes and sizes and know the process can differ considerably depending on the size and structure of the transaction, and the approach adopted by the buyer and its advisors. Whatever the size of the transaction, we have the experience, flexibility, and resource within the Team to advise and ensure your interests are protected and the transaction runs smoothly.

We are also experienced in helping clients prepare businesses for sale and work closely with other professional advisors, such as accountants, to help structure transactions and explore various options such as:

  • Selling the business to its employees.
  • Selling to a management team.
  • Passing the business to family members.
  • The sale to a third-party buyer.

We have experience assisting clients from a wide range of industries and have completed transactions in most sectors, including in the motor industry, care homes, hospitality and leisure, franchising, accountancy and financial services, information and technology services, manufacturing, engineering and retail.

We have created a handy infographic of the key things you need to consider when selling your business which is available here.

If you are considering selling your business, whatever stage you are at, please get in touch with the Team.