Business Acquisition and Disposals

In an uncertain economic climate, you need legal advice you can trust. Our experienced lawyers can advise on every stage of your business acquisition or disposal, from negotiation to execution. We are able to draft and advise on relevant agreements and ancillary documents whether for a share sale or business acquisition.

Business mergers, acquisitions and disposals form a core part of our corporate department. We advise on both straightforward and complex transactions for private limited companies and private individuals.

We can also advise on exit strategies, creating of parent or holding companies, mergers and group formations.

We take the time to understand our clients’ objectives in order to provide the best possible service. From the moment you instruct us, you will receive bespoke advice tailored just for you and the progression of your commercial strategy.

Speak to a member of our corporate team today by giving us a call at our offices in Horsham, West Sussex or emailing

Our corporate solicitors’ expertise 

Buying and selling businesses is complex. We combine legal knowledge with strategic commercial insight to provide a reliable service you can trust.

From small to medium enterprises to large regional and national corporations, we have a wealth of practical experience. Our expertise includes:

  • Comprehensive advice on the process of buying or selling a business
  • Advising on asset sales and purchases and share sale and purchases
  • Cohesively meshing our legal advice with the input of other professional advisors, such as tax specialists and accountants
  • Helping you structure the transaction to minimise tax liability and ensure a smooth and cost-effective transition for the business
  • Conducting due diligence and handling disclosure on your behalf
  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing all transactional documents, such as heads of agreement and sale and purchase agreements
  • Assisting in foreign transactions
  • Dealing with Companies House, Land Registry, and HMRC documentation, such as company registration, any Stamp Duty Tax Returns, and registration of real estate transactions
  • Advising on post-completion and associated matters, including employment law issues such as TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings) and director service agreements.

We ensure that we apply the same high standards of care to each and every one of our clients’ cases, regardless of value or the complexity of the transaction.

Your case will be managed from beginning to end by a fully qualified corporate solicitor who has specialist experience in business acquisitions and disposals. Your solicitor will get to know your business objectives and ensure the transaction progresses as smoothly as possible. They will provide you with regular updates and if you have any questions or concerns, all you need to do is get in touch – we will always be happy to advise you. 

Get in touch with our corporate solicitors in Horsham, West Sussex 

Speak to a member of our corporate team today by giving us a call at our offices in Horsham, West Sussex or emailing

Speak to an expert

I am very satisfied with how Lewis Denley handled my house purchase, as the process was adapted in order for completion to go ahead, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, the use of an ID recognition app and use of email to reduce the risk of face to face meetings. I will be using Lewis Denley in future.
Rosie Inman
Lewis Denley came highly recommended when searching for a solicitor. The entire process was faultless. Mabelline Appaiha was my solicitor and Anna Stoneham my paralegal. Both were extremely efficient and thorough. Managed to exchange and complete within 6 weeks. I will definitely use LD again
Derrick Barendse
There is nothing I can say to praise the Lewis Denley Solicitors enough. If I could I would give them 6 stars. Our purchase was delayed and jeopardized to fall through and Lewis Denley managed to save the day! Big thank you to everyone there, specifically (in no specific order) Carrie Foley, Colin Secomb, Abbie Fisher and everyone else who contributed into seal the deal for us! Big thank you!
Christopher Dzik
An excellent experience - Carrie was great and made a potentially challenging process (an international purchase during covid) very straightforward. I'd definitely recommend Lewis Denley.
Mr R
Heather and her team from Lewis Denley represented us on our recent house sale and purchase. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Throughout the transaction they offered a first class service and Heather was the one who drove the whole chain (of 4 transactions) to completion. They were so responsive and generally got back to me in less than an hour, this is highly valuable in the final throws of a fraught transaction when many other solicitors in the chain went 'missing' and were not available to speak to their clients.
Thank you very much, highly recommended - top job!
Rob Fairs

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