Management Buy Out & Buy In
A management buy-out or buy-in occurs when a business is purchased from the owners by the management team. In a buy-out, the management team are already within the business, but in a buy-in, the managers are external. Completing this type of complex transaction with all the ramifications can be challenging, especially when combined with keeping the business running smoothly. Our corporate law experts can help by providing legal advice and support to relieve the pressure. We are able to act for either the seller or the team of purchasers, ensuring regulatory compliance at every step.
For more information about our corporate legal services please call us on +44 (0)20 3475 6751 or email email@example.com
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We have acted on a cross-border transaction and helped a group of tech founders achieve a £20m exit
Dealing with a cross-border $20m merger and acquisition with founder earnouts.
In the last few years, we have successfully completed over £700m of corporate transactions
WHY CARTER BOND
Unlike many law firms when we say partner or barrister led, we mean partner or barrister led. When clients work with us, they get constant access to the lead on their instruction. Yes, we have a team of solicitors and juniors for some of the groundwork and necessary research required by our clients, but this is when it makes financial sense to the client for us to do this. We provide constant contact at no extra cost as part of our service as most of our lawyers have their own business, so they know first-hand how important having a proactive, responsible and trusted partner on their side can be. And also how to work to a financial budget, and the way that legal decisions impact the wider organisation, which often requires balancing risks and competing interests.
Many ask us ‘what’s different about you?’ and we like to reply, ‘because we go the extra mile’. We see our work as building and maintaining good business relationships rather than just earning fees. How we do this is by keeping in constant contact with our clients and intermediaries. From pre to post instruction we ensure that our clients are informed of all legal issues that may impact their business and therefore lives. That is why we provide daily or weekly updates to ALL of our clients whether there is anything to tell them or not (we don’t charge for this we just see it as part of our service). We like our clients to rest peacefully knowing that when we are instructed, and we say ‘we will take it from here’ they know we mean it.
City quality, outer City fees
The world is changing, and many individuals are realising that lifestyle is as vital to them as is income. We are the lucky ones who can hand pick lawyers who can provide the best quality advice but at outer city costs. Our offices are in North West London which may not be the most salubrious in the market but at the same time this allows us to charge our clients for what they pay for, our advice NOT our office space.
ALL our lawyers have previously worked in large city-based law firms and continue to practise and offer the same high level service they provided to clients in the City but without the pressure and demands often dictated by City law firm. This allows us to be competitive on our fees without compromising our service.
All in all, our clients win, which is the way we like it.
Our knowledge and resources are yours
All our clients benefit from the same high level of care and attention whether the instruction is big or small. At the outset of each matter, we discuss the entire process with our clients, including the costs, potential outcomes and issues associated. This is to ensure clients are fully aware, knowledgeable and are in control always. Supporting and ensuring we provide the highest level of services, we offer our constant contact process with the partner or barrister leading your file, a document log in for matters which are for larger and more complicated instructions and on-going support post transaction should our clients require it. Our aim is not just to get the work done, but to make our clients’ lives easier as we do it, which is why we ensure that our clients have regular access to the resources they need from us.
“They were able to get to the heart of the matter very quickly.”
“Outstanding legal services.”
“Proactive and reliable”
“Extremely successful M&A transaction.”
“They really understand the importance and urgency of the matters they are dealing with.”
“All the legal side was handled brilliantly.”
“They quickly grasped the essentials of what was required.”
“They gave me great advice and were able to support me throughout all stages of the transaction. Thank you!”
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