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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).

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"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 of 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))
"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."
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