Experience helps, and we have some of the most experienced corporate lawyers in the business.
We’ll help you achieve your commercial objectives, by providing pro-active solutions to all the legal issues involved.
What’s involved in buying and selling a business?
Asset purchase or asset sale – buying or selling the assets of a business. You only acquire specifically identified assets and assume responsibility for specifically identified liabilities.
Share purchase or share sale – buying or selling the shares in the company that owns the business. You acquire a company with all its assets and liabilities (including some you may not know about).
Read more about how we’ve helped businesses recently with corporate transactions.
"‘Very knowledgeable’ practice head Simon Dakin, who impresses with ‘an abundance of common sense and good commercial instinct’,"The Legal 500 2018 (Corporate and commercial (Notts & Derby))
"Actons' team of ‘experienced’ advisers provides ‘clear and concise advice’. The department primarily focuses on owner-managed businesses and small-to-medium-sized enterprises, but also regularly undertakes work for banks and other funding providers."The Legal 500 2018 (Insolvency and corporate recovery)
"I would highly recommend the services of Simon Dakin, he is the ideal person to have at your side when needing commercial business advice. His great attention to detail and client focus ensures that you leave with a feeling that nothing has been to much trouble. If you want a professional, personal service from someone who cares about what he is doing, look no further."Andy Hogben, Managing Director – Quadrant Events
I have been extremely satisfied with the services of Actons, particularly Robert Northall & Simon Dakin. Having had no experience of selling a business, I was guided through the whole process and was kept updated at all times. A totally professional team who have your interests at heart! I would highly recommend them!Susan
"The responses are ‘swift and clear' at Actons’ corporate department. It advised on the MBO of a specialist aluminium bending business, and separately acted on the sale of a national courier business for £1m."The Legal 500