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Demergers Solicitors in London and Essex

The main purpose of a demerger is to segregate the different activities of a single company by transferring the distinct business into separate companies or group of companies. In certain cases, the demerger results (by design) in a change of control of both, or all, businesses as they will be held by different shareholders after the demerger.

A demerger may be pursued for a variety of reasons including the realisation of the full value of each business (i.e., they are individually more valuable as separate businesses than they would be within a single company), or perhaps a decision by the owners to pursuant independent business strategies (possibly in different business sectors). Alternatively, a demerger might proceed as an alternative to a sale.

The chosen structure for a demerger will depend on a number of factors such as the company’s financial position, tax considerations, availability of reserves and the commercial reasons for segregating the business. Tax is usually a key factor in structuring a demerger transaction. 

Demerger transactions involve a lot of legal paperwork. It is important to obtain legal advice from specialist lawyers to give you the peace of mind that the transaction will be appropriately handled, project-managed on your behalf and provide high quality legal advice tailored to your business. Our unique selling point is that we understand what clients want from their lawyers. We will manage your transaction proactively, with careful attention to detail while never losing sight of the bigger picture.

While working with us you will have access to our strong network of other professionals such as accountants, independent financial advisers and bankers.

We offer a range of pricing options and will be happy to discuss these with you. As a client-centred law firm, we will be transparent with you about our pricing and actively manage these in line with our agreements.


How we can help with Demergers matters

We will give you expert advice and representation from the start-to-finish of your matter, while making sure that you understand the various stages along the way.

We can guide you through matters including:

  • Advising on the best way to structure your transaction from a legal perspective. We will work with your other advisors, such as accountants, to ensure that the deal structure works from other perspectives (such as tax).
  • Drafting the necessary specialist legal documentation and ensuring you are receiving specialist advice in a cost-efficient way.
  • Project managing your transaction, to make sure that all relevant tasks are completed properly and allowing you to focus on day-to-day business matters in the knowledge that your advisers are protecting your interests. 


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