Buying or Selling A Business

How to Buy or Sell A Business


Lawson-West Solicitors provides specialist Commercial Law expertise...

Our team of business solicitors has vast experience of advising clients in the sale or purchase of businesses and, as a director or business owner, if you have prior experience or no experience of company disposal and purchase, you will be in safe hands.

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Our legal advisers are experienced 

We act in the sale and purchase of businesses of all shapes and sizes and across a broad range of sectors such as: agriculture, automotive, banking and finance, construction, energy and renewables, engineering, food and drink, manufacturing, media and the creative industries, professional and support services, real estate, retail, telecommunications and waste. 

This means we understand your business, where it sits in the market and the likely value of your business to others.

In recent years, we have developed a real expertise in both the energy and renewables and telecommunications sector, regularly acting in the sale and purchase of businesses in these sectors.

We have also acted on the sale and purchase of numerous care homes and have an in-depth understanding of such businesses.

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Steps to help you sell or buy a business

Our experience includes support and advice to directors covering the full range of business sale and purchase requirements and we know brokers, investors and accountants and can help put you in touch with the right people, at the right time, to keep the deal moving:

  • Preparing your business for sale and obtaining a valuation

  • Negotiating Heads of Terms

  • Investigating a target business to be purchased

  • Raising finance and providing security and guarantees

  • Shares sales and purchases

  • Asset sales and purchases

  • Mergers

  • Management Buy-Outs (MBOs)

  • Management Buy-Ins (MBIs)

  • Joint ventures

  • Business reorganisations and restructures

  • Buying from an administrator or liquidator or selling on their behalf

What to expect from the Lawson-West commercial team

  • Hands on support for your business sale or purchase

  • Understanding of the challenges and issues facing you

  • Experience of how to overcome obstacles throughout the sale or purchase process and how to avoid deals collapsing

  • Access to a wide circle of advisers that you might need

  • Frank, honest and impartial opinions that you can trust

Our approach

At Lawson West Solicitors, our team of legal experts in commercial matters can provide support and advice on your contractual obligations, document any agreements that you have reached and give you sensible and commercially-minded advice.

What sets the Lawson-West commercial team apart is the personal and professional touch and empathetic approach provided in the provision of legal advice and services within commercial transactions and client communications. The team understands clients' needs and works tirelessly to meet specific deadlines with an informed and proactive guiding hand.

Rebecca Beswick     

Rebecca Beswick  
Solicitor, Head of Commercial & Property                       

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