Typically, a merger occurs when two companies join up by creating one new combined company of which the members are the shareholders of the two merging companies. A merger does not necessarily mean the shareholders of the "newco" are members in the same proportions as before as that will depend on detailed negotiation and valuation of each of the merging entities. In conjunction with accountants we can guide directors through this complicated process.
An acquisition occurs where one corporate entity acquires the share capital of another whereby the acquiring company becomes the parent company and the acquired company because the subsidiary. Typically, the whole process involves detailed financial and legal due diligence. We can act either for the acquiring company or the acquired giving advice as appropriate formulating the legal due diligence questionnaire or assisting the seller with the responses and acting in the adjustment of the detailed purchase and sale documentation and all the other numerous formalities that an acquisition entails.
- Corporate Acquisitions
- Business Acquisitions
- Corporate Sales
- Business Sales