Acquisitions & Sales
Goodwill & Assets Purchase
Goodwill and Asset Purchase can prove very beneficial for your business but this is a highly complex area needing expert legal guidance. At Robinsons, our Business Law team have a wealth of experience in dealing with this type of transaction and one of the first things they will help you decide is if the intended purchase is a good fit for your business.
This will take into account your existing business type, the potential benefits against the proposed cost and any issues that may arise as a result of the purchase, such as ongoing commitments to existing contracts.
These considerations are important whether the purchase relates to actual physical goods, goodwill or both. The next step will be to draft a clear and comprehensive Asset Purchase Agreement that continues to protect your interests once the transaction has been completed.
The sale or purchase of shares requires specialist technical knowledge so that the interests of both buyer and seller are protected. Our Business Law team can advise on every aspect of the transaction from carrying out due diligence to the preparation of the Share Purchase Agreement and, if this is your first share transaction, we can also translate the legal jargon into plain English.
As there are a number of factors that need to be carefully examined, it is advisable to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity and certainly before entering into any form of agreement. If you are considering buying or selling shares and would like to talk through your options or discuss how the process works, make an appointment to come in for a chat with one of our specialists, and we’ll see how we can help.
Merging with another company can be a positive way to expand your business, opening up new possibilities and offering potential for substantial growth, but expert legal guidance is crucial to ensure the merger is efficiently coordinated.
With any merger, to ensure your interests are protected during negotiations and for the future, careful consideration needs to be given to working practices, existing staff contracts, any tax implications and a number of other technical elements.
At Robinsons, we have broad experience in all these areas of law which means the entire transaction can be handled seamlessly under one roof. If you are considering the possibility of a merger, or would like to know more about how the process works, have a chat with one of our specialists who will be happy to talk through any concerns you may have.