Buying a business

Buying a business can be an exciting time, but it can also be costly if you don’t engage the right advice. It is important to decide what you are buying – be it assets or shares – whether the business is worth what you’re paying for it, how the deal is to be structured and how you minimise your risk and liability.

If you don’t do proper due diligence and obtain warranties and indemnities from the sellers, your risk increases profoundly.

Buying a business is a complex matter and often full of jargon which sounds like another language – such as NDA, SPA, due diligence, warranties, indemnities, covenants.

We take the time to explain what is involved so that you know exactly what to expect.

Buying a business is complex

Our aim is to support clients in what can be a time-consuming and complicated process.  We work hard to explain the jargon and work with you to achieve a position where you have acceptable levels of risk and liability.

We are very experienced in transactional work and help clients throughout the process which often involves drafting or reviewing and negotiating:

  • non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements;
  • heads of terms;
  • due diligence;
  • purchase agreements;
  • tax deeds/tax covenants;
  • disclosure letter;
  • ancillary documents such as board minutes, shareholder resolutions, resignations, Companies House filings.

We also have experts in employment law and commercial property who work with us on those aspects of the transaction.

Why choose Furley Page if you are buying a business

We are highly regarded by our clients for transactional work which is a complicated area. Client focused  with a practical can-do attitude, our team ensure that our legal guidance is as clear to understand as it is faultlessly accurate.

How can we help you

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0333 331 9877

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Key Contacts

Susan Jennings

Partner & Head of Corporate

Tony Chester

Partner