In contrast to an Asset Purchase Acquisition, a Share Purchase is more onerous for a purchaser and advantageous to a seller. When acquiring a business by share purchase, the purchaser buys the entire share capital of the target and takes on the target company lock stock and barrel. This includes all liabilities of the target company and in particular the tax history. The purchaser’s legal protection is found in the warranties and indemnities that make up the main part of the share purchase agreement known as the SPA.
In terms of taxation, a seller may benefit from certain tax reliefs when the deal is structured as a share purchase. Our commercial team work with your professional advisers in order to maximise your tax position on acquisition.
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Excellent team! We first used AMD 13 years ago to supply our business (Studio 2, Exhibition and Display Graphics) with a shareholders agreement and T&Cs. Their advice then was invaluable and they continue to be a great support to our growing business.30/01/2019
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
We used Anna at AMD to undertake a couple of trademark searches and registrations for us, and the service was faultless from beginning to end. Really helpful advice, clear explanations, good communication throughout, and a successful outcome. Highly recommended!13/02/2019
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