Mergers & Acquisitions

Our Commercial Law Department is experienced in dealing with matters relating to company acquisitions and mergers. A merger or acquisition can be a highly effective way of boosting shareholder value, market competitiveness or business performance. Although mergers and acquisitions are increasingly common in many sectors, they can be a high risk which is why expert legal advice at an early stage is essential.

Whether you are the acquirer or the acquiree, we’ll structure a deal that has your best commercial interests at heart. Our commercial solicitors will work diligently to make sure every detail of the legal small-print serves your long-term business strategy. Just as importantly, we’ll oversee all aspects of the process from beginning to end so everything runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We know how important it is to communicate with employees, customers and shareholders so we’ll advise on what to say and when.

What are the stages in a merger or acquisition?

Although every merger or acquisition is different, there are a number of key stages that are likely to take place:

  • One company identifies another as a potential ‘target’ or two companies decide to merge
  • Valuation of the business to be acquired
  • Communicating the deal to key stakeholders
  • Structuring the deal
  • Financing the deal
  • Post-deal integration and strategies to operate the new venture successfully

Mergers and acquisition transactions are complex and no two are the same. Because mergers and acquisitions are technically a form of restructuring there is all manner of wider implications to address, from tax and pensions to environmental, branding and competition issues.  Our expertise will ensure that we dot every ‘i’ and cross every ’t’, offering a seamless service at all times.

Our team of solicitors have experience working on both sides of the fence, so you’ll find we’re refreshingly pragmatic in our thinking. We’re also straight-talking. We’ll do our very best to demystify the complexities so you have a clear understanding from the outset.   

We provide full transparency where costs are involved. We will ensure that you are kept informed on the progress of the matter. You will be provided with your own dedicated solicitor who will get to know you and learn about your business.

Your dedicated expert will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your business.

Meet our team of legal advisors

Kettering Assistants

Pat Davis

John Scott’s assistant

Kettering Assistants

Faye Burnage

Glenn Robinson’s assistant

Corby Assistants

Michelle Gray

Chris Atkinson’s assistant

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