Mergers and acquisition solicitors

Securing the right funding, undertaking the required due diligence and negotiating the best possible terms are some of the vital steps needed when buying a business.

Birkett Long’s team of business lawyers will ensure you receive expert, commercial advice, helping you to assess your opportunity and achieve your business objectives.

Whether it's buying the shares in a company or a business and its assets, our team can offer legal help for a variety of business needs and is able to handle transactions of all sizes. One of our key strengths is our ability to tailor the process to the deal size – ensuring value for money and a commercial approach. Our deals have ranged from £20k to £90million.

Birkett Long’s business solicitors are highly experienced at handling mergers and acquisitions, purchases of shares, management buy-outs and buy-ins (MBOs and MBIs), group restructuring and joint ventures.

There are many issues to consider when buying a business, whether it’s:

  • the financial position,
  • what’s going to happen with existing employees, or  
  • how property will be dealt with.

Birkett Long has specialists in all these business areas who will guide you through what you need to consider, and advise you on decisions that must be made.

When buying a business we will advise you on the TUPE regulatory requirements relating to any employees to transfer with the business and we assist with any changes to any contracts of employment.

Birkett Long brings together a multidisciplinary team comprising business lawyers with skill sets specific to your needs. We are always happy to have an initial no obligation conversation to help you understand the process; contact our teams in Basildon, Colchester or Chelmsford.

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Our portfolio includes a very wide range of clients, from UK businesses of major multinationals, to locally headquartered listed Plcs, to SMEs and sole traders. We handle all types of commercial and corporate finance work, advising on all aspects of businesses including business structures and exit strategies.

Birkett Long’s business experts have City and international experience. We are panel members for several banks and advise them on a wide variety of matters.

Staff re-order for buying a business

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