Keystone is thrilled to announce the release of the latest edition of Andrew’s book, Sales of Shares and Businesses – a comprehensive guide to the acquisition of businesses in the UK.

The only title to deal exclusively in this field, this pioneering guide, which was first published by Sweet & Maxwell in 2006, provides invaluable insight into the complex world of mergers and acquisitions.

Whether structured by way of a purchase of shares or a purchase of assets, the work provides comments and explanations on the main issues which arise on such transactions. In addition to extensive commentary, precedents are included in both paper and electronic formats.

Following on from three successful instalments, the fourth edition has been substantially updated to take account of recent case law, statutory/regulatory changes and recent developments and includes:

  • Guidance on all aspects of the sale of a business
  • Help with drawing up agreements for all types of business client, using examples drawn from different sizes of transactions
  • Coverage of the pre-acquisition or disposal of a company
  • The general principles of due diligence and, in particular, financial and legal due diligence
  • Guidance on the key components of a sale and purchase agreement
  • Discussion of on warranties, indemnities and disclosures, from the point of view of both the seller and the buyer, so you can ensure you have made provisions for the possible problems that may arise post-sale
  • Specialist information on pensions, tax, property, environmental, employment and competition law issues
  • A CD-ROM full of a comprehensive set of the precedents relevant to the sale and purchase of a business

The book, now available to purchase, looks set to follow in the footsteps of its highly-regarded previous editions which have received fantastic feedback across a range of jurisdictions:

‘I got hold of your book "Sale of Shares and Businesses" and would like to congratulate you for an excellent effort in corporate M&As. It is quite invaluable for us in Cyprus since we employ similar principles particularly due to the fact that our Company law is based on Companies Act 1948. This would undoubtedly become a classic and I am sure would grow to become a multi-volume series.” Nicos C. Chrysanthou, Partner, Chrysanthou and Chrysanthou LLCAndrew joined Keystone’s Corporate team in May 2014 and specialises in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate finance transactions.

A Member of the Law Society’s standing committee on company law for 15 years, Andrew has led various Law Society working parties involved in responding to DTI and other consultation documents. He was also actively involved in the consultation process that culminated in the enactment of the Companies Act 2006.

In addition, Andrew chaired working parties dealing with share capital issues and SMEs, and this role included regular meetings with the civil servants responsible for piloting the Bill through Parliament and advising on the specific drafting of the Act.

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