Buying or selling a business2022-05-18T11:04:55+00:00

What Should You legally Consider
When Buying or Selling a Business?

More Than Half a Century’s Experience Specialists in Complex and High Value Cases
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Experienced Company and Commercial Solicitors

Buying or selling a business is a complicated process and if you are about to enter into a transaction, you will inevitably need expert legal support and advice.

At OGR Stock Denton, our Company and Commercial team will work strategically with you your accountants and other professional advisers at every stage of the transaction, from the beginning of the negotiations through to completion.

Along the way we can provide efficient, plain-language advice on the issues that you need to be aware of and draft all the relevant documents required as part of the deal.

To make an appointment to discuss any aspect of Company & Commercial Law please email or phone 020 8349 0321.

Guiding you through
Buying or Selling a Business

Guiding you through
Buying or Selling a Business

By way of example we can help with:

  • Drafting heads of terms, “lockouts” and non-disclosure agreements
  • Conducting legal due diligence
  • Drafting/Negotiating sale and purchase agreements for assets and shares
  • Asset sales
  • Buying or selling shares in a limited company
  • Management buy outs and buy ins
  • Reorganisation and legal structuring advice
  • Limited Liability Partnership advice and general partnership advice
  • Directors duties
  • Drafting company resolutions
  • Company secretarial work
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Funding arrangements
  • Articles of association and other constitution documents
  • Share buy backs and reduction of capital
  • Hive offs
  • Succession planning
  • Share subscription agreements
  • General company law advice

We have experience of various sectors including professional services, property, manufacturing and education.

In our most recent work we have:

  • Acted on an investment in a company in healthcare sector
  • Acted on management buyout of specialist/niche travel company
  • Acted on several sales and acquisitions of accountancy businesses.
  • Acted on the sale of an OFSTED-regulated nursery operating company to one of its competitors.
  • Acted on the sale of a manufacturing company to an AIM-listed purchaser.
  • Advised on the buyout by a 50 per cent shareholder of a specialist trading company.
  • Advised on a complex 50 per cent sale of an established English clothing brand to an Italian manufacturing and distribution company.
  • Acted on the cross-border sale of a fast-growing English-owned online business to an American dotcom.

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We Offered Legal Advice On The Acquisition Of An Professional Service Business

In another matter, we offered legal advice on the acquisition of an professional service business with complex calculation of the purchase price and deferred payments/earn outs.

Other sectors we have experience of include professional services, property, manufacturing and education (the team was recently involved in the sale of an OFSTED-regulated nursery operating company to one of its competitors.)

The team can work to tight deadlines, assist in negotiations and assess the potential risks.

OGR Stock Denton is also regularly instructed by overseas clients who are looking to set up operations in the UK. For further details please visit our international services section.

If you require further advice on the legal process for buying or selling a business, please visit our contact us page.



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“When disputes arise Ian gives concise legal and commercial advice to enable me to make the best decision for the company”

“ I am a partner in a Top-50 accounting firm in the UK and have worked with Gitta on many commercial transactions and other client matters for more than 15 years. These have ranged from small matters that require a quick phone call and a one-page document, to complex international agreements that have taken many months to negotiate, agree and document. The reason that I continue to work with and recommend Gitta to my clients is because she brings a keen legal eye to the matters that we work on together. Together we make a strong team and our clients benefit as a result.”

“ I have been dealing with OGR Stock Denton for the last 6 months, and have found them to be incredibly friendly, accessible and very competent.

Every time I had a query, a response was almost always immediate, and I have felt confident and relaxed that I was being well looked after.”

“That was a hard transaction, but thank you and Vida, who was superb, for getting it over the line!.”

“I must thank you Ian, and Stephen, for your professionalism though the complex and protracted negotiations and for the support, understanding and patience you have shown me personally throughout.”

“I would like to say thank you so much to both you and Noa.”

“Her ability to break things down so that business people can understand and provide sound measured friendly advice has served the business well and i would not hesitate to recommend her.”

“For many years I have been seeking the ideal one stop shop legal practice who I could trust with both my business and family matters. To say I have been delighted with the service I have received from all the departments I have dealt with at OGR Stock Denton over the past 5 years would be an understatement. It is a rare pleasure to find a legal team who have a smile on their faces and so very approachable coupled vitally with a depth of knowledge and diligence that I often haven’t found with big city practices that I have dealt with in times gone by. ”

“Our experience in working with Isabelle Fatton and Gitta Altman at OGR Stock Denton to provide at, very short notice, our company’s Terms of Business and Privacy Policies went beyond our expectations in terms of efficiency, costs and the speed in devising high-quality documents. What we appreciated most was their ability to be incisive and offer invaluable advice.”

“ We have absolutely no hesitation, as long standing clients of OGR Stock Denton, in recommending your services in Corporate Matters as an individual together with the services of your colleagues in all aspects of the legal profession.”

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What Our Clients Say

“I called you with a difficult situation and within 30 minutes you had addressed the main issue and very clinically identified what needed to be done. Your attention to detail and your work approach are of such a high standard that i have no doubt whatsoever that any client you deal with will only have good things to say. You are a true ambassador to your firm and your profession, with the care you show and advice you give. I would like to thank you again for the wonderful job you did at such short notice and i have no hesitation in using your services again and recommending your firm.” – Meir

“ We completed our home move in June, beating the Stamp Duty deadline by 4 days, and were extremely satisfied with the way the whole selling and buying process was handled by Robert Rosenberg. He was super efficient and communicated with us constantly throughout the process. We highly recommend him. and OHR Stock Denton, to anyone looking for a painless and stress-free experience. ” – Colin

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Winston Kan of OGR Stock Denton LLP for the outstanding work he did on my car accident case. He supported me and my family through the long and exhausting process. There were times when I was ready to give up but he patiently and supportively guided me all the way. All the best wishes from me and my family.” – Hana

“A big thank you to Susan Bernstein for her help and support during my redundancy process, you made the legal part stress free and easy to follow. I fully trust your work and will recommend your services in the future.” – Meital

“All round brilliant team at OGR. After being badly let down by another solicitor, Priti Shah sorted our parents’ probates quickly and efficiently. She is very knowledgeable and on the ball and structured things in such a way she saved us lots of money. We also had conveyancing done by Ben Menaham which was smooth and hassle free and overseen by Michael Stock. Thank you.” – Monica

“I owe you a great debt of gratitude for the kind, helpful, empathic way you dealt with me and went about your business at a time in my life when I was suffering huge emotional pain. I did not really understand what was happening to me but you did, and your advice was invaluable”. – Stephen Wiser

“Winston Kan & Michael Stock of OGR Stock Denton LLP have been a great support throughout the process and Winston has demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and genuine care throughout this difficult process. I highly recommend these lawyers, they are very attentive and honourable.” – Aziza

“I must thank you Ian, and Stephen, for your professionalism though the complex and protracted negotiations and for the support, understanding and patience you have shown me personally throughout.” – Malcolm

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