Mergers And Demergers
Our solicitors are vastly experienced in assisting businesses of all sizes to facilitate the merger and demerger of their enterprise. 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 team of corporate solicitors can help you with merger and demerger 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.
A merger is an agreement that unites two existing companies into one new company. A demerger is the term used to describe the segregation of business activities which were initially held under common or related ownership. A demerger can be part of a corporate simplification process. At some stage in the life of a company, directors and shareholders may see benefits in restructuring their business activities.
This could take the form of the separation of a part of the business or simply streamlining responsibilities to better align with company strategy. However, making changes to the existing ways and current systems within the business can involve significant risk and result in unexpected consequences.
We are known for our efficiency and ability to get things done; qualities much needed when pushing through a company restructuring. 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. Mergers and demergers 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
Mergers and demergers 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.
There are a number of different types of Mergers. They include:
- Horizontal which involves the combination of two companies that are in direct competition.
- Vertical which involves the combination of two companies with a mutual relationship e.g a company and its customer.
- Congeneric which involves companies that are usually in the same or related industries but don’t offer the same products.
- Market-Extension which involves a combination of two companies that sell the same products in different markets.
- Product-extension which involves two companies selling different but related products in the same market.
- Conglomeration whereby two companies combine that have no common business areas.
Whether the restructuring involves a merger, demerger, or other form of reorganisation, we ensure full compliance with corporate laws and regulations, so your company and its directors can complete the restructuring on a firm financial and legal basis. We will work with your accountants to ensure all financial and tax aspects of the restructuring are properly addressed.
We are able to assist with any aspect of mergers and demergers 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 in the restructuring of your business.
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Find out more about our services and how our corporate 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.