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30 January 2014 0 Comments
Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

More Business Owners Consider Selling

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As recent figures suggest that January could see the highest deal value recorded in the first month of a year since 2000; additional data has suggested that over the next two years, a third of global businesses are planning a sale.

According to the 2014 Global Corporate Divestment Survey, which questioned 700 corporate executives; 80 percent of participants are open to offers for “prized assets” whilst 54 percent would consider a full sale of their business.

In addition, the data from the survey has also suggested that 34 percent of the corporate executives who participated would be willing to consider a carve out, whilst 14 percent would consider an IPO.

For businesses looking to undertake a merger, acquisition, or IPO (or are themselves the target), the Corporate Commercial law team at Royds can assist with impartial and tailored legal advice; and we are particularly experienced in the following areas:

• Private share and business sales (both domestic and cross-border)
• Joint ventures
• Private equity investments and exits
• Acquisitions and disposals of property investment vehicles

To find out how we can help with your acquisition, please contact John North, Head of Corporate and Commercial on 0207 583 2222 or Claus Andersen, Partner in Corporate and Commercial


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