If you are considering divestment, this means you want to sell off subsidiary business interests and investments. Most companies are focused on buying assets and not selling them, so if they do decide to sell, many may do it for the wrong reasons. Therefore, it’s important to seek advice from a legal expert in divestiture, to ensure that you’re making the right strategic decision for your business.  Some companies may also choose to spin-off, and form a new independent company through the selling of shares or division of the business from their parent company.

The main reason companies sell their assets is so managers have time to focus on their core business. If the asset isn’t contributing to their company’s long term growth, they may decide to sell, and use proceeds from divestment to help towards funding work capital and paying off dividends to company shareholders.

Typically, divestments may take the form of spin offs. A parent company can sell a certain percentage of equity in its subsidiary to the public, through a stock market, in order to provide growth opportunities for another part of their business.

Our corporate lawyers can give companies tactical advice throughout every stage of the divestment process. Making the decision to sell company assets and shares can be difficult. However, we’re here to help. We take a disciplined approach to divestment, and provide solutions for companies to sharpen their strategic focus and create more value for their shareholders.

We can help you create an exit strategy, perform due diligence on potential investors and offer legal advice in negotiations. In some circumstances, selling assets may involve cash transactions that can trigger tax consequences. Our corporate tax advisors are on standby to help you make the right decision for your business. We’re here to guide companies through their transactions to ensure they make the best divestment decisions to protect their business interests.

If you are concerned about the legal costs involved when selling your assets, we can offer cost-effective payment plans to cut your legal fees upfront. Contact one of legal experts for pragmatic advice and cost-effective payment solutions now on 020 3376 1888.

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