Experienced mergers and acquisitions solicitors
Mergers and acquisitions – ‘We’ll guide you through the M&A process and highlight any pitfalls that could arise in the future.’
Any merger or acquisition can be a complex and drawn out process. Our team of mergers and acquisitions solicitors is expert in project managing these deals and will always work to anticipate problems that may arise. This will prevent the process from stalling – or at least limit the impact of any difficulty.
From selling a company to management buyout advice
As specialists in corporate finance we can provide advice on every aspect of company acquisition and disposal:
- Buying or selling a company
Your deal structure is often driven by the tax implications for both sides. We will work in close partnership with you, your accountants or other corporate finance advisers to ensure that the correct structure is used and consistently reflected in the documentation.
- Buying or selling a business asset
You’ll need to know exactly which assets you’re acquiring and which liabilities you have taken on when the deal is completed. Your purchase may include TUPE aspects, which could result in future employee claims should you get it wrong. Our team of mergers and acquisitions solicitors can guide you through the process, highlighting any potential pitfalls.
- Management buyout
If you’re selling to an MBO team it can be tricky negotiating with your employees to get the best deal. Whatever your personal interest, the stakes are high. Receiving management buyout advice from an experienced corporate team who understand the best tactics can help you realise the full value of the deal.
“What the team is known for: Acts for a range of clients including large owner-managed businesses and public listed companies in corporate reorganisations, sales and a variety of other corporate and private equity backed transactions. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “The firm has carved out a unique position in its local markets by providing a truly client-focused service, giving clients direct access to experienced professionals and at a reasonable cost.” “Everyone we deal with at Royds Withy King is very approachable and friendly, and we are very happy that they make sure to take the trouble to fully understand our objectives.” Work highlights: Advised the owners and shareholders of Prob-Solve Group on the sale of the company to Exquip Network Services. Acted for Socomec SA on the £22 million merger of the group’s UK subsidiaries Socomec and Socomec Sicon. Notable practitioners: Katharine Mortimer (Band 3) focuses her practice on MBOs and restructuring matters for clients in the healthcare sector. Clients describe her as “detail-conscious and meticulous in her approach to transactions, with a thorough understanding of corporate law principles.”” Chambers 2017 South West
“Associate Rishi Ladwa (Associate to watch) of Royds Withy King has “a commercial and corporate knowledge and personable approach that makes him a pleasure to deal with,” according to clients. He is known for his strong corporate transactional practice.” Chambers 2017 Thames Valley
“Clients of Royds Withy King praise its ‘effective, one-team approach’, ‘understanding of client’s requirements and objectives’, and ‘tailored solutions’. David Cavaliero leads the team, which acts for owner-managed businesses, and public and private equity owned companies. It is particularly strong in handling transactions between £2m and £15m.” Legal 500 2016 South West