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Business Mergers & Corporate Acquisitions


When planning a merger with, or the acquisition of, another business it is vital to set out your goals and intentions in order to get the deal you want.

You will need to talk through your objectives with your legal team so there is a clear understanding of what is required in completing the transaction. Your lawyer will be able to talk you through the process and give the advice you need on the best way to proceed.

Mergers and acquisitions are an effective way for businesses to grow and get further exposure to relevant markets.  You will need help with any important legal points to ensure your interests are safeguarded at each stage.

These deals can arise in a number of ways but generally are centred around growth and the need for expansion by a company on one hand and the need to dispose of assets with a view to streamlining the business or avoiding significant financial losses on the other.

There are undoubtedly going to be complicated tax and legal considerations, so having the expertise of an experienced specialist legal adviser is vital.

How can Lanyon Bowdler help?

Lanyon Bowdler’s Commercial Business Lawyers have considerable experience in company mergers and acquisitions and are able to tailor their approach to your needs when expanding your business.

Our experts will ensure you fully understand the legal aspects of every step in the process along the route to a successful transaction. You can have complete faith in our professionalism and the knowledge that we are always keeping your interests at the very heart of any negotiations.

Mergers and acquisitions require lawyers to draft, negotiate and advise on a large number of legal documents, including Heads of Terms, Sale and Purchase Agreement and Disclosure Letter.

It is something we deal with on a daily basis and our lawyers are in an ideal position to communicate with all relevant parties to progress the transaction smoothly, swiftly and cost-effectively. This means working with corporate brokers, banks and other financial advisers on a level playing field, in the legal language they operate in.

In short, you can leave the whole thing in our hands and Lanyon Bowdler will ensure the right result for you while keeping you informed every step of the way by explaining to you what is happening in plain, simple English.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler

We have offices in Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry, Ludlow, Hereford, Bromyard and Conwy, where our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to welcome you for an initial chat about your requirements. We work with businesses across Shropshire, Cheshire, Herefordshire, The Marches, Mid & North Wales, Birmingham, and the Midlands. As a leading national law firm we have a dedicated team of Commercial Lawyers able to best represent your business interests anywhere in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. 

For more information about the corporate legal services on offer at Lanyon Bowdler, please use the online contact form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.




We were keen to complete an asset purchase of an online business within a three-week timescale, in a busy period leading up to the end of the year. Enquiries with other law firms were discouraging but Lanyon Bowdler took on the task and completed the purchase five days ahead of target! The contract documents and proposals were all professionally handled and promptly executed. Well done!  

- Martin, Via Review Solicitors

Extremely efficient when dealing with a company transfer arrangement that was far from straight forward. Very pleasant team.

- Mr D & Mrs S Ford, Surrey

Thank you for your professional help, advice and commitment to ensure we had the best outcome.

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