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Buying or Selling a Business

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a business, you’ll only succeed if you have the best strategy and the best advice.

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.

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Simon Dakin has successfully supported multiple companies that I have led over many years. Simon masters the art of being an exceptional solicitor as he understands that being a human, google on law is not what SME shareholders and directors need. It is the combination of deep knowledge, exceptional skills and well balanced personality that makes Simon stand out and the core reason why companies should speak to Simon Dakin when they need a commercial solicitor.
Nathan Nagel, CEO
"I have always received excellent service from Actons, with their attention to detail, commercial outlook and clear communication standing out. The service received has been of a standard that you would expect from a significantly larger firm. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Actons team for corporate and commercial work."
The Legal 500 2023: Corporate & Commercial: Nottingham & Derby
"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
"‘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))
Noted for its particular investment in the private healthcare industry, Actons 'very professional' team focuses primarily on advising owner-managed businesses and SMEs on acquisitions and disposals. Simon Dakin continues to be very active in multimillion-pound corporate transactions. The 'diligent and hardworking' Peter Flowerday has considerable expertise assisting clients with corporate and commercial deals.
The Legal 500 2021: Corporate & Commercial: Nottingham & Derby

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