Restructure your business for the next stage of growth
Acquire a business, helping to decide whether to buy shares or assets
Find a tax expert, accountant and/or valuer to advise you
Understand the aspects of the business you will also acquire upon purchase, such as employees and commercial contracts
Draft and negotiate agreements to protect confidentiality, exclusivity and the acquisition itself
Undertake legal due diligence in a practical and manageable manner
Understand and negotiate warranties, disclosure letters, seller limitations, restrictive covenants, payment terms, security and other key purchase documents and provisions dealing with the apportionment of risk
Manage the final stages and timings for signing and completing your acquisition
Plan your business structure and legal documents post-completion
A growing business approached us for support with its management structure. Its existing management team had been in place from the start of the business, and the Board of directors needed to bring new skills into play and restructure the business. The existing management team had strong and deep emotional ties to their work, and the Board were keen to do right by them as well as the business.
We supported the Board to develop a change strategy, coaching members to broach and resolve the issues with the management team. Over three months, the Board successfully restructured the business. Some members of the management team left, and others accepted the changes to their role and remained. Within six months, the company was able to grow, with a well-structured, highly skilled and motivated senior management team in place to drive the business forward.