Corporate Finance working with lawyers

The Armstrong Watson Corporate Finance team works closely with the legal sector on a wide range of transactions.  Working hand in hand with solicitors, our team has the expertise and commercial acumen to ensure our mutual clients receive the right support and advice throughout their business life cycle. 

Our breath and depth of experience includes:

  • Raising funding from initial start up capital, to renegotiating finance with funders and raising new expansion capital often linked to a transaction
  • Restructuring
  • Mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins, partial exits and joint ventures
  • Devising and implementation of plans to achieve resolution of shareholder disputes
  • Financial due diligence
  • Business valuations
  • Forensic accounting and expert witness services

A key part of our role is to take ownership of a project, working together with the legal advisors, to make sure that the client’s objectives are met.

Case Study

Why the solicitor sought to work with us on their client

The Armstrong Watson Corporate Finance team was recommended by a firm of corporate solicitors to help plan and facilitate the sale of a corporate client in the I.T. sector to an overseas based multinational.

The engagement involved a number of issues where the Armstrong Watson Corporate Finance and Tax teams worked closely with the Legal advisors to achieve the best outcome for our mutual client:

What we did for the client

Pre sale planning

  • Restructuring of the company’s existing shareholdings and buyback of minority shareholders
  • Issuing share options to key employees
  • Review of customer contracts
  • Review of the status of the company’s intellectual property

The transaction:

Working closely continued once a buyer had been found.  The transaction involved:

  • Negotiation of a consultancy agreement between one of the vendors and the purchaser
  • Structuring of the earn out consideration linked to the post completion performance of the business

Result

Regular communication between Armstrong Watson and the solicitors was key to ensuring all issues were covered and that the process was managed efficiently. 

Our approach is to work with the solicitors as one team so that the client sees a joined up group of advisors playing to their respective strengths and areas of expertise in order to achieve a common goal.

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Your Key Contacts

Richard Gibson

Partner and Head of Corporate Finance

0141 2330709

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Ian Durie

Corporate Finance Partner

07860 910397

Darcie Rae

Corporate Finance Senior Manager