Mergers & Acquisitions

Selling the company you have worked so hard to grow is one of the most important events of your business life. Buying the right company in the first place is equally crucial and mistakes can be costly. Whether you are buying or selling our team will work closely with you to achieve your objectives. We specialise in assisting sole traders, owner-managed businesses and private companies in the sale and purchase of business assets on a going concern basis or private company share sales and acquisitions.

By working with us from the beginning we can help identify opportunities for adding value and avoiding difficulties. We can advise on other legal matters that you may need to consider such as employment issues, and liaise with your other advisers to ensure that taxation issues and pension schemes are all considered properly and effectively.

Associated matters often relate to business premises, property and planning and you will benefit from our specialist experience in commercial property.

Buying and selling a business is a complex process. Our team will project manage your transaction from start to finish to ensure that it goes smoothly with the minimum of stress to you. You can be confident that timescales, costs and objectives will all be agreed in advance and adhered to and you will be kept involved and informed at every stage.


The right business at the right cost. Our team undertakes the following types of sales and acquisitions work:

  • Company mergers and acquisitions
  • Management Buyouts
  • Acquisitions and disposals of businesses and assets
  • Funding the purchase
  • Share Buybacks
  • Advice on financial, legal and taxation strategies
  • Managing negotiations
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Heads of Terms
  • Due Diligence
  • Warranties and disclosure
  • Transfer of property, goodwill, contracts, debts, stock and intellectual property
  • Executing and closing the deal


Company Information
The Commercial Law Practice Limited (Registered Company No. 05929851) is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 446707
  • Lee Wilkins
  • Vanessa Dickman
Registered Office
Pullman Court, Copper Street. Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1GA
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