We act for both shareholders and companies with a focus on private companies. Some recent transactions include selling:

  • Well known restaurant with a celebrity chef and published cookery books to a large food business. We used our intellectual property expertise to carve out the celebrity chef’s intellectual property rights to ensure that the rights were retained for the chef’s exploitation outside the business.
  • Franchised business of 25 outlets to a quoted company acquirer. The key was in ensuring that the franchise model was not adversely affected, i.e. franchisees leaving on the quoted company’s acquisition.
  • Professional services business to a French purchaser. Some of the key employees were to be appointed as directors on completion of the sale. We drew on our employment expertise to advise the key employees on the terms of their directors’ service agreements.
  • Computer software business to a major firm of accountants. We responded to the buyer’s due diligence enquiries on the computer software company’s information technology systems. This allowed the management team to utilise their time spent on setting the business up for sale.

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