Cross Border Transactions
Our solicitors are vastly experienced in assisting businesses of all sizes to facilitate cross border transactions. At Blackstone Solicitors, we are able to advise many different types of client, no matter the complexity of the deal.
For more information about how our Mergers and acquisition team of solicitors can help you with cross border transactions, contact us on 0345 901 0445 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will call you back at a convenient time.
Cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have emerged as a way to quickly gain access to new markets and customers. Cross border transactions usually have international tax consequences.
The process involved is detailed and includes the following steps:
Appointing a corporate finance adviser
One of the first steps is to appoint a corporate financial adviser (CFA) who will help to find a buyer and also negotiate the principle terms of any agreement. Particular care must also be given to agreeing the CFAs terms of engagement.
Finding a buyer
The CFA will then work with the seller to create an Information Memorandum (IM) which will be used to market the business to potential purchasers. In addition to buyers already identified (usually identified from suppliers, customers and competitors) the CFA will research suitable bidders, investigate their funding circumstances and their acquisition track records to prepare a list of those whom they believe most suitable.
Identify The Most Suitable Sales Process
There are two main processes used in selling a business, bilateral (also called sale by private treaty) or auction. The decision of which method to employ will depend upon numerous factors including the seller’s objectives, timescales and the nature of the target business.
If you are considering a cross border private merger and acquisition transaction further considerations include preliminaries (pre-signing stage), structuring the deal, preparing to acquire, managing the deal team, due diligence, regulatory and other approvals, managing and documenting the acquisition, warranties, closing the deal and post-closure
We are known for our efficiency and ability to get things done; qualities much needed when pushing through a successful acquisition or sale. We will provide professional, pragmatic advice based on our years of experience in this specialist area.
Our team will do all it can to ensure your business is properly represented in any negotiations and will put your interests first at all times. Cross border transactions can be highly technical and can involve many different aspects such as employment, intellectual property, property, tax, competition and regulation; we can advise on all these areas and make sure you are in the best possible position for a successful outcome to your negotiations.
Why Legal Help is Important
Cross border transactions can occur in companies and businesses of any size or any industry.
The process can be highly complex and can be considered to be an incredibly important event that will have an impact on your business, both in the short and long term – it is therefore imperative that you have the best legal experts at your side, not only to ensure everything progresses as it should but also to make sure your business benefits from the best possible outcome.
We are able to assist with any aspect of a cross-border private M&A transaction and will guide you through the technicalities of the process in a clear and concise way. We have a team of experienced solicitors well versed in the process who are ready to assist you.
Get in Touch
Find out more about our services and how our cross-border private M&A transaction solicitors can assist you and your business by getting in touch. We have offices in Cheshire and London and are able to serve clients across the North West, including Chester and Manchester, as well as throughout the UK and also overseas.