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Mergers and Acquisitions

Key contact

MortonFraser_Iain Young
Iain Young
Partner
Iain is a partner and the head of our Corporate sector. He is also a member of the Sports Law team and the non-contentious Restructuring and...
0131 247 3194

We have advised on dozens of business sales and purchases across the UK, in all market sectors and including a wide range of deal sizes. Our clients range from established corporate clients to early stage businesses, with the majority of our clients being SMEs. Many of our mergers and acquisitions lawyers are dual-qualified (Scotland/England and Wales) and we regularly advise on deals under both Scots and English law. Through our membership of Interlaw we can also obtain advice on any international aspects of a transaction: if for example your purchase target had overseas subsidiaries or offices.

Benefits we bring to your business 

We can help you to buy a business or company - as a new venture, to expand your existing business or because you've seen a good opportunity; or we can also help sell your business or company - whether to retire, to release capital or because an attractive sale price is being offered.

We'll guide and support you in the process, including ensuring confidentiality, due diligence and the negotiation of the sale terms and conditions, all with a commercial focus on achieving a successful completion with the minimum of risk to you. Think of us as an insurance policy.

Because we advise on dozens of corporate transactions every year we know the likely pitfalls and how to pre-empt problems. Whatever comes up, the chances are that one of our experienced lawyers has seen it before so we provide peace of mind and protection against all contingencies. Our award-winning team is rated by both Legal 500 and Chambers as one of the best in Scotland.