We have extensive experience in acting for both buyers and sellers of private limited companies, large and small, across a broad range of sectors.
Our specialist commercial lawyers seek to ensure the legal implications of any deal are considered in line with the commercial factors so our clients can continuously consider the merits of the deal during every stage of the process.
Although the process is not without risk, a successful acquisition provides a good opportunity to acquire key assets such as personnel, contracts, client lists, alternate business strategies and brand/IP rights.
To minimise the risks of an abortive acquisition, careful planning and realistic timescales and deadlines are paramount. The earlier we are involved to help structure the deal and expedite the due diligence process, the better chance a deal will complete on time.
OUR SPECIALIST SERVICES
Whether your business is considering growth through acquisition or being targeted for an acquisition, you should seek specialist legal advice at the earliest opportunity. Our expert team can provide guidance and assistance with the entire process, including:
- asset, business and goodwill sales and purchases
- share and company sales
- due diligence
- shareholder agreements
- director’s service agreements
- transfers of going concerns
- intellectual property rights
- employment law including the application of TUPE
- financing and security
- transfer of commercial contracts
- company law compliance
- commercial property issues
- any vehicle licensing issues (or general licensing issues)
- sales and purchases of franchised businesses
- management buy ins and buy outs
AMD’s wider commercial team are always at the ready to support our client’s acquisitions and sales deadlines, for example through employment law issues, property matters and litigation matters. We are also versed in working with our client’s accountants and tax advisers to ensure all taxation aspects are considered from the outset to ensure the most tax efficient structure is utilised.
OUR COMMERCIAL SOLICITORS IN BRISTOL
Based in four offices across Bristol, our expert company and commercial lawyers have the knowledge and experience to drive a smooth and effective acquisition or merger. We work with businesses of all types and sizes, from local start-ups to large national companies with multiple sites. We work with clients all around the country, including London across a variety of business sectors.
To find out more or to book an appointment call AMD today on 0117 973 3989 and ask to speak to a member of our company and commercial law team. Alternatively, please feel free to email Director and Commercial Solicitor Grant McCall.
What our Clients say
From sale agreement to completion in one month for our commercial property, really good smooth personal service. I highly recommend.22/05/2019
We received an excellent and efficient service from start to finish. We couldn’t fault the highly professional support and always felt we knew exactly what was going on, and what we needed to do next. Couldn’t be faulted.20/02/2019
From IP and T&Cs to commercial property issues, Grant McCall and his commercial team have provided invaluable support and advice for our businesses. We also instructed Grant when we sold part of our business back in 2013. The multinational buyer meant this was a real David and Goliath situation for us and, with Grant on our side, we achieved a significantly higher payment than what we were seeking before his instruction. I have no hesitation in recommending AMD’s commercial team and we continue to use them to protect, plan and grow our businesses.15/01/2019
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