Business Life Cycle
Looking to exit
It may feel like a giant leap, but we’re with you every step of the way
Need to sell shares, divide new ones, shift the power/control to someone else? Perhaps you are going through a management buy out or being bought by someone else entirely.
Understanding your situation
Fulfilling your exit goals
At the inception of your exit plans, our lawyers are able to represent your interests, support you in a handover, and ensure the right legals are in place for a smooth transition.
Here are some of the challenges you may encounter:
Preparing to sell
Strategy, timing, and process are all key to the success of a company exit or disposal. Our lawyers provide strategic holistic guidance on a complete end-to-end commercial strategy, looking outside the business transaction at hand to ensure your best interests are fully protected.
We handle these sensitive disputes between directors, between different classes of shareholder, and between directors and shareholders, for businesses of all sizes experiencing internal disagreement.
Carefully drafted documents such as shareholder agreements, directors service agreements and articles of association should all anticipate the possibility of a future dispute and set out ways to manage them in the best interests of the business.
Selling to another business
Understanding what you need to achieve from the sale and making sure that our negotiations and all the required documents reflect those needs
Management buy outs
Management buy-outs and management buy-ins offer vast opportunities. Management teams have a chance to buy the business they work for or rejuvenate business strategy of a target company, while lenders and investors can make great returns when a company succeeds, and sellers can achieve a pain-free exit.
Taking the decision to go public is a major step that requires careful planning and expert advice to ensure a successful flotation. Our expert IPO lawyers will work alongside you every step of the way, from helping you restructure your business pre-IPO, setting up a comprehensive data room, drafting your prospectus and admission documents, and working closely with you throughout the listing process itself.
Winding up, insolvency and business recovery
If you or your business is struggling to keep up with payments or you want to wind up your affairs efficiently and cost-effectively, we can help you find the best solution. By sharing our in-depth knowledge and experience of insolvency and business recovery processes, we can help you choose a recovery or exit strategy that’s right for you.
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