Corporate Law

Areas of expertise

  • Mergers and acquisitions – negotiating sales and purchases of SME’s, business and asset sales.
  • Share capital reorganisations, demergers, tax-driven issues, share repurchases/movement/dispersals, etc. often working for US or other overseas clients in respect of their UK subsidiaries or groups.
  • Start-ups, company formation, company structures, directors’ responsibilities etc.
  • Articles of association, venture capital investment and private equity investment, IP protection.
  • Exit strategies, advising sellers (PLCs, SMEs) on best-fit sale options.
  • Equity reorganisations and capital reductions. e.g. complex restructuring of share capital and share premium accounts and tax efficient movements of capital to shareholders.
  • Employee share schemes. E.g. EMI, CSOP SIPS, employee benefit trusts, nil paid, growth and other bespoke schemes.
  • Banking & finance, refinancing for restructures, securities, investments, buy-out loans.
  • Taxation overview (EIS, Entrepreneur’s relief etc.).
  • Corporate restructuring – selling off unwanted/non-core businesses, or seeking to turn debt to equity on the balance sheet.
  • Advice on regulatory issues, including Information/Data Protection issues.
  • AIM listings and transactions of all levels of complexity – advising through admission process and after, working closely with nomads and brokers throughout.

Some notable examples of the sort of transactions Moorcrofts has handled recently include:

  • £13.6M sale of Grand Parade Ltd to William Hill (reported in The Times newspaper).
  • £20M reorganisation of corporate venturing and property development Company.
  • Global reorganisation of a successful recruitment group.
  • £28M debt and equity investment into payday loan market leader Uncle Buck LLP.
  • £7.4M multi-faceted deal for Noisy Drinks Company to leading drinks brand Vimto.
  • Reorganisation of a UK business for a NZ Healthcare company.
  • High Court (Companies Division) case to safeguard listed US client having identity cloned.
  • Sale of a global accountancy and finance firm.
  • Reorganisation of a UK debt for a Spanish Telecoms business.
  • Metrobank refinancing for Crystal Windows and Doors Ltd.
  • The sale of a company supplying war zone reporters’ safety equipment.

Contact Teri Hunter.

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