Buying and Selling a Business

From seeing the prospect, to entering discussions, to signing off the contracts, there’s no shortage of work involved in buying and selling a business. Where there is complicated work to do, often there is complicated law. And when the law is complex we are here to help.

Our expert solicitors can guide you through buying and selling a business with straightforward legal advice.

At Davis Blank Furniss we’ve eased people through complex legal issues since 1877. Our solicitors have decades of experience in commercial and corporate law, working with businesses of all shapes and sizes, from small start up companies right through to large well-established OMBs, SMES, plcs and financial institutions.

What’s involved?

Buying and selling a business is often so deeply complex that anyone may find it difficult to navigate through the process.

There are many possible issues. You may want to be on guard to protect your interests or simply want to make the transition as smooth as possible. Here are just some of the issues we have eased people through in the past:


  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Verbal or “Gentlemen’s” agreement
  • Heads of Terms or Heads of Agreement
  • Asset Sale Agreement or Asset Purchase Agreement
  • Property Transfers and Leases


  • Valuation
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Shares purchase
  • Assets purchase


  • Due diligence
  • Transfer of Undertakings
  • Disclosure Letter

Get practical advice

While it’s normal to try to move through the process as fast as possible, it’s important to not feel pressured into a deal. It can benefit both parties to take legal advice from an independent solicitor and to work through all of the details.

Timing, preparation, and a sense of certainty for the future are essential when you are buying or selling a business. So when you want to know the right thing to do in your situation, get in touch with Davis Blank Furniss.

Our team of legal experts will help you understand the right course of action to take. You’ll get help to know what’s right for both you and your business with our guidance through the law.