Buying and Selling Businesses

We at Neves have considerable amount of expertise and experience enabling us to assist you if you are buying or selling a business, whether this is by share transfer, purchase or sale of the businesses assets and goodwill or by way of management take over. We will guide you through the entire process from start to finish.

We can assist you before you have even found a purchaser for your business as there is useful groundwork that you can be carrying out once you have made the decision to sell. Once a purchaser has been found matters can move fast and quite often you would not wish to notify your employees that a sale is being negotiated, so early preparation can avoid burning the midnight oil in copying documents outside of working hours that the purchaser has requested. There are strict procedures that must be followed with regards to employees and more information on this can be found in our Employment Section.

If you are buying the business there are several strategies that can be usefully introduced at an early stage dealing with how the sale is to be structured, how purchase monies are to be paid, if there is to be any retentions for unknown liabilities or whether part of the purchase price can be deferred or linked to future profits.

We pride ourselves in the relationships that we build with other professionals and we will work closely with your accountants throughout the transaction to ensure that the advice that is provided allows you to proceed in the most advantageous way possible.

A useful source of information on business related matters is the Business Link website.

For more information contact a member of the Neves Business Team which consists of Simeon Clipstone, Stewart Matthews, Andrew Orriss, Ian SimpsonJane Joseph, and Haqib Iqbal.

See also Partnership and Joint VenturesCompany and Business Formation; Shareholder Agreements; Company Advice and Employment Advice