What we do: Legal advice on disposals and exits
Strategy, timing, and process are all key to the success of a company exit or disposal. Harper James’ disposals and exits lawyers can provide the expert legal support and backing you need throughout the process.
Business exit and disposal requires a carefully considered and well-planned strategy to achieve the ultimate objectives of the key stakeholders. Whether you are at the start of your commercial journey, with intentions to build and/or acquire business entities from which you will exit in subsequent years, or if you are now ready to consider your exit route, we can assist you in determining the options which will best serve your interests.
Some of the key legal tasks we undertake for disposals include:
- Negotiating and drafting transactional documents such as sale and purchase agreements
- Deal structuring
- Drafting heads of terms and memoranda of understanding
- Negotiating and advising on warranties and indemnities, plus other provisions to protect vendors
- Advising on the value of your IP assets
- Drafting confidentiality agreements and NDAs
- Legal and financial due diligence
Who we help: Start-ups, SMEs, entrepreneurs, investors and funders
Our exit and disposals lawyers have worked with many entrepreneurs and small, medium, and large businesses to review their plans for disposal and exit. They have the skills to filter out the noise and to focus in on the commercial imperatives that make the difference in your transaction.
We can advise and represent companies and individual shareholders in relation to:
- Exit and disposal strategy planning
- Family succession
- Management buy-outs (MBOs)
- Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
- Private equity transactions
- Winding up
- Trade sales
Our clients often benefit from business, financial, and legal insights that they had not previously considered; all of which can be key to the successful outcome of their venture. Harper James is a full-service law firm, which means our corporate clients seeking to review or implement their plans for business divestment benefit from legal expertise in a range of inter-related areas, including company mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring, taxation, banking and finance, IP, disputes, employment law, and technology solicitors. This enables our team of disposal and exit lawyers to provide strategic holistic guidance on a complete end-to-end commercial strategy, looking outside the business transaction at hand to ensure your best interests are fully protected.
Don’t forget to explore the Corporate law area in our advice centre for lots of useful information on sales and acquisitions, limiting liability, due diligence and more.
Why choose Harper James? Our disposals experience
Harper James is a modern law firm with a difference. Our innovative remote operating model mean you can access expert City-grade legal advice from partner-level solicitors at a fraction of the cost of traditional law firms. Our solicitors have all been recruited from top too UK law firms or large international businesses. Find out more about our exits and disposals lawyers here:
Abby Watson is a corporate solicitor, specialising in private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions, EMI share schemes, corporate finance and governance and more.View profile
Adam Kudryl is a Partner and Corporate & Commercial Solicitor at Harper James Solicitors, specialising in strategic investments, acquisitions and sales.View profile
Corporate Solicitor & CEO
Toby Harper is the CEO & Founder of Harper James Solicitors, as well as a corporate & commercial solicitor. He specialises in venture capital and the tech sector.View profile
Jas is a corporate partner at Harper James Solicitors, advising on corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital & investments.View profile
Shubhu specialises in early-stage fund raisings, shareholder arrangements and M&A. Prior to joining Harper James she worked at Mills & Reeve and before that at Addleshaw Goddard and Slaughter and May.View profile
Stephen is an experienced corporate lawyer, with a career including time at DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions and private equity work.View profile
Callum is a corporate associate at Harper James, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and investments, as well as other corporate/commercial matters.View profile
Recovery and Insolvency Solicitor
Eleanor is an insolvency solicitor with over 20 years’ specialist knowledge in all aspects of insolvency, both corporate and personal, covering contentious and non-contentious matters.View profile
Examples of our work
New £5K Intellectual Property funding for SMEs as Government shows commitment to innovation
3 September 2021
In July, business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng announced the government’s innovation strategy, which includes support for UK companies to develop and grow their intellectual property strategy. …
Selling Selfridges: what every business up for sale should know
27 July 2021
It is one of the most iconic brands on the planet, with more than 25 stores worldwide including a flagship shop in London’s Oxford Street. Selfridges, …
Enabling Eurotank to expand its portfolio of services through acquisition
18 February 2021
Major UK transport firm Eurotank has expanded its portfolio of industrial services – in a deal supported by Harper James Solicitors. Our corporate team, which specialises …
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What our clients say
We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.
We rely on Harper James to provide us with support across a full range of service areas, from commercial contracts and employment issues to fundraisings and investments. The team at Harper James are always available to provide us with cost effective, pragmatic and commercially focused advice.
Nick Holzherr, CEO
Harper James provide a cost effective, responsive and versatile service and provide us with access to legal teams that are experienced, commercially focused and well-resourced. Most importantly they are extremely familiar with the SME market and know the venture capital sector well.
Roger Woods, Owner and Director