Corporate transactions are fundamental to business and can be critical to maintaining a business’s growth or realising value for stakeholders, whether by the sale or purchase of a company or business, an investment into a business or simply looking at ways to restructure a business so it can be more successful. We can provide specialist advice on all varieties of corporate transactions.

Our corporate transactions team is highly regarded for its technical expertise and for its ability to handle all types of corporate transactions with a commercial focus. We act for a range of publicly listed and private companies, public sector bodies and third sector organisations.

Whether you are a new business in the first stages of growth or a long established business, we have the expertise and experience to assist you in navigating the risks associated with all corporate transactions.

We will ensure you complete your transaction with the minimum of commercial and legal risk. We are also happy to agree budgets for our work – and to stick to them.

Our advice is pragmatic and clear and is delivered with enthusiasm! Ultimately we share our clients’ commercial goals

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Areas of Expertise

  • Heads of agreement and letters of offer or intent
  • Sale and purchase of companies and businesses
  • Due diligence exercises and management of data rooms for seller or buyer
  • Equity investment into companies whether by or from private individuals or funds
  • Management buy out and buy in deals whether debt or equity financed
  • Joint venture style transactions
  • Flotations and listings to stock exchanges
  • Shareholder agreements

Why Us?

Our Corporate Transactions team is instructed regularly by clients based in GB, ROI and overseas seeking advice on local transactions and also by local clients looking to do business further afield. We are able to draw on the specialist knowledge of our experts from our network of overseas firms, where necessary and from specialists from across the firm, including real estate, commercial, IP and data, employment, planning and environmental etc.

We has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of corporate transactions. Our clients appreciate that we take the time to understand their businesses whilst also delivering accurate and relevant advice as quickly as possible. Cleaver Fulton Rankin are consistently ranked as a ‘Regional Heavyweight’ by The Legal 500 UK.

Chambers and Partners UK 2015 has also stated that at Cleaver Fulton Rankin ‘their contractual work was exceptionally good.’ The Legal 500 2014 have commented that the team at Cleaver Fulton Rankin impresses with ‘excellent responsiveness and business acumen’.