Beswick and Wine: Buying and Selling Private Companies and Businesses

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Beswick and Wine: Buying and Selling Private Companies and Businesses


Structured to reflect the process in practice this book focuses on the key commercial, tax and legal issues that arise from business sales. By addressing fundamental issues from the perspective of both the seller and the purchaser it is a perfect handbook for all those involved in such acquisitions.

From due diligence through to completion of the share purchase or business transfer agreement it contains clear, expert advice.

The 11th edition has been updated to include:
- Impact of Brexit in 2020 including on merger law and notifications
- "UKGDPR" and Data Protection Act 2018 and latest guidance from the Information Commissioner Guidance including the Data Sharing code of practice
- Recent tax changes including reduction in entrepreneurs' relief from capital gains tax from £10m to £1m

Case law such as:
- Stobart Group Limited and Anor v. William Stobart and Anor [2019] EWCA (Civ) 1376 (CA) (notices of claims under share purchase agreements)
- 116 Cardamon Ltd v MacAlister & Anor [2019] EWHC 1200 (Comm) (damages for breach of warranty under share purchase agreement)
- Triumph Controls UK Limited v Primus International Holding Company [2019] EWHC 565 (TCC) (breach of warranty)
- Tesco UK Limited v. Aircom Jersey 4 Limited and Aircom Global Operations Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 23 (tax warranty claim)

It also includes checklists, draft enquiries, letters of disclosure and a specimen completion agenda, together with an accompanying electronic download containing all the precedents in the work.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Company and Commercial Law online service.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Seller's Perspective
Chapter 1: An overview of the sale process
Chapter 2: Assessment of marketability
Chapter 3: Preparing the sale
Chapter 4: Marketing
Chapter 5: Negotiation process
Part II: The Purchaser's Perspective
Chapter 6: An overview of the acquisition process
Chapter 7: Acquisition strategy
Chapter 8: The search process
Chapter 9: Negotiation
Chapter 10: Due Diligence
Part III: The Acquisition Agreement
Chapter 11: General principles
Chapter 12: Share purchase
Chapter 13: Business transfer agreement
Part IV: Post–completion
Chapter 14: Announcements and notifications
Chapter 15: Implementing changes to the workforce
Chapter 16: Stamp duty
Part V: Special Situations
Chapter 17: Buy-outs
Chapter 18: Buying and selling technology businesses
Part VI: Precedents

Product details

Published 30 Jun 2022
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 11th
Extent 552
ISBN 9781526516145
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Susan Singleton

Susan Singleton is a solicitor with her own London…

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