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Share Transactions

Glanvilles advise on various transactions involving shares in companies. This may take the form of a sale of some or all of the shares in a company to an independent third party. Alternatively, there may be a restructuring of the shareholding in the company amongst the existing shareholders which may involve various amendments to the articles of association.

Whatever the situation, our team can guide you through every stage of the process. We can assist with preparing share purchase agreements or resolutions to alter the share capital within a business. We can also advise on issues such as class rights attaching to shares, company secretarial matters, Companies House filings and financing for share transactions.

With many years of experience guiding businesses share sales under a range of circumstances, our Corporate & Commercial team can ensure every detail is taken care of, helping you to achieve your goals smoothly and cost-effectively.

For expert help with a share transaction, please contact our corporate solicitors in Chichester, Fareham or Havant or use our simple enquiry form to ask us a question and get a quick response.

How we can help with your share transaction

Share sales to third parties

Our corporate solicitors can assist buyers with every stage of the process, including:

  • Negotiating the terms of the share sale
  • Preparing the share purchase agreement
  • Dealing with queries from the share purchaser
  • Handling transfer of funds
  • Notifying Companies House of the change in shareholding

Find out more about how we can help with share sales.

Buying shares in a company

If you are buying shares in a business, our team can assist with matters including:

  • Negotiating the terms of the share sale
  • Reviewing the share purchase agreement
  • Raising any necessary queries with the seller
  • Advice on the business’s assets & liabilities
  • Carrying out due diligence
  • Financing a share purchase

Find out more about how we can help with buying shares in a company.

Restructuring the shareholding within a business

If you are restructuring the shareholding within a company, our team can help with matters including:

  • Preparing resolutions to increase or otherwise alter the share capital
  • Changes to the class rights attaching to shares
  • Providing company secretarial services
  • Notifying Companies House of the changes

Financing for share sales

If new financing is required for a share transaction, our team can assist with getting the right funding in place. We can support you with matters including:

  • Reviewing your refinancing options
  • Advice on the benefits and any drawbacks of different types of funding
  • Reviewing any finance agreement you are offered
  • Handling transfer of funds, including repayment of any existing finance

Find out more about how we can help with corporate financing.

Shareholders’ agreements

When selling shares in a business, you will need to consider the impact on the shareholders’ agreements you have in place and ensure any new shareholders have appropriate agreements in place.

Our team can assist with this, handling matters including:

  • Advise on any issues that may be created by the share sale with respect to existing shareholders’ agreements
  • Updating shareholders’ agreements for existing shareholders
  • Drafting new shareholders’ agreements for new shareholders

Find out more about how we can help with employment law for businesses.

Why choose Glanvilles’ corporate solicitors for your share transaction?

Our Company and Commercial team have many years of experience helping business and investors with all types of share transactions. As such, we have seen all of the common issues that can arise and know exactly how to deal with them, helping your share transaction to go ahead smoothly and on schedule.

Our Company and Commercial law team includes associate solicitor Scott Richardson, who works between our Chichester and Fareham offices.

At our Chichester office, we are happy to offer start-ups, entrepreneurs and early stage businesses a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your legal needs.

For more information, you can email Scott directly on scott.richardson@glanvilles.co.uk.

The Glanvilles client service promise

When you use our commercial law services, we promise:

  • Our staff will be friendly, respectful and attentive.
  • Your concerns will be listened to, your questions answered and your options explained in plain English.
  • The cost of dealing with your requirements will be made clear to you from the outset.
  • We will answer your phone calls and emails promptly.
  • We will keep you regularly updated at all times.

Glanvilles LLP is Lexcel accredited by the Law Society in recognition of the high standards of our practice management and client care. We are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Get in touch with our share transactions solicitors in Hampshire & West Sussex

For expert help with a share transaction, please contact your local Glanvilles office in Chichester, Fareham or Havant or use our simple enquiry form and we will get back to you quickly.