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Banking and finance

Our expert commercial banking lawyers support and guide you to make sure your financing and security arrangements are accurate and efficient.

Mergers and acquisitions

Whether you’re merging with another organisation or thinking about buying a business to fuel your growth, we'll help you accomplish your goals quickly and make sure you manage risk properly.

Corporate governance and advisory services

Making sure your business stays compliant in the ever-shifting landscape of company legislation is complex and time-consuming. We'll help save you the expense and burden of trying to meet these obligations alone.

Private equity and investments

Private equity can provide very effective financial support if you’re striving to expand your business or consolidate your market position. 

Corporate finance specialists

We invest in understanding your business, your objectives as well as your personal aspirations and work with you to make every transaction a success.

How we can help you

Whatever stage your business or size your organisation, having the right professional legal advice at the right time is crucial.

We collaborate with you to complete the corporate transactions and achieve the outcomes your business needs. Working as your business partner, our technical and commercial experience helps transactions run smoothly and efficiently.

Our flexible pricing options are clear, fair and competitive. We strive to give you price certainty and a project plan, keeping you in full control of costs and with complete visibility of the key decisions for every project.

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Claire Williams Partner Head of Corporate Finance Corporate Finance asb law Maidstone

Claire Williams

Partner - Head of Corporate Finance
Claire is a specialist in mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, asset swaps, secured lending shareholder agreements and joint ventures.

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Business sale

I’m considering selling my business, what do I need to do?

We’ll work hard to make sure you achieve the maximum value should you decide to sell your business.

Working collaboratively, we’ll prepare your business for sale and make it attractive to prospective buyers. There are various routes you can take, from a trade sale to a management buy-out or buy-in, or sale to institutional investors or private equity. We’ll take you through the best options and explain any personal and business implications.

We’ll manage the sale process to make it as swift and straightforward as possible, show you options for extracting capital and share structures, and advise on post-sale integration.

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Mergers and acquisitions

I’m considering a business merger or acquisition, how can you help?

Whether you’re merging with another organisation or thinking about buying a business to fuel your growth, we'll help you accomplish your goals quickly and make sure you manage risk properly.

We'll perform due diligence to identify and target the business’s strengths and weaknesses and assess potential liability and risk, including indemnities and warranties. We’ll set the deal structure and advise on post-acquisition or merger integration. Our mergers and acquisitions lawyers are technically and commercially experienced in collaborating across parties, using effective project management tools to keep you in control at each step of the transaction.

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Corporate governance and advisory services

How can I adopt effective corporate governance measures?

Making sure your business stays compliant in the ever-shifting landscape of company legislation is complex and time-consuming. We'll help save you the expense and burden of trying to meet these obligations alone.

Our service might be limited to providing a registered office facility or you may need more comprehensive administration assistance to support filings at Companies House.

From advice on forming your company, director’s duties and personal liabilities to compliance support and drafting notices and articles of association, we match your needs with cost-effective, tailored legal support. This gives you the peace of mind and freedom to focus on running your business.

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Private equity and investments

How can I expand my business with private equity investment capital?

Private equity can provide very effective financial support if you’re striving to expand your business or consolidate your market position. We’ll advise you on a range of options including management buy-ins, management buy-outs and venture capital investment.

Working with you to understand your goals we’ll develop a funding strategy that protects your interests – reviewing private equity fund proposals and negotiating terms on your behalf to make sure they’re fair and practicable.

Once your funding is in place, we'll support you with an effective exit plan so you can prepare for the end of the lending term.

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Banking and finance

Can you help set up the finance and security for my corporate loan transaction?

Our expert commercial banking lawyers support and guide you to make sure your financing and security arrangements are accurate and efficient. This can be across a range of transactions including general commercial banking facilities, acquisition, aviation and private debt and property finance, refinancing and bank-funded transactions.

We regularly act for banks, asset-based lenders and private equity houses on secured lending and acquisition finance, as well as advising on refinancing transactions for corporates. We carry this experience into every banking and finance transaction, so we are able to give you a full appreciation of the end-to-end process and how potential issues can be resolved.

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