Mergers, Acquisitions &
Straight WIP or practice sales/acquisitions are not always the best way to grow, diversify or dispose of a firm. Increasingly often, a better solution offers itself in the form of either a buy out from within (this could be the whole practice or just part equity) or a merger with another firm that serves to either consolidate your existing services or diversify in order to spread risk.
Both mergers and buy outs can be extremely beneficial, not least of all as they do tend to offer a degree of continuity. Typically, several key personnel remain in-situ post restructuring so that clients and suppliers alike retain confidence in the firm and it is very much a case of ‘business as usual’ from day one when the changes take effect.
But what are the dangers and pit falls?
Are you not sure who to merge with?
What do you need to make sure that the restructured firm is a success?
How do you secure funding for what many lenders may view as a new enterprise?
Is a merger or a buy out your best option? Have you fully considered the alternatives?
Verus UK are here to help with all these questions and more. Our advice and assistance isn’t merely theory, we have assisted in numerous deals of this nature over the years and so we know from experience precisely what is needed to succeed – and what to avoid if you want to prevent costly mistakes.
Agreeing to, or being part of, a merger or a buyout is likely to be one of the biggest decisions of your professional life. Make sure that you enter negotiations fully prepared and informed – make sure you have Verus UK on your team.
Acquiring full or partial caseloads from other firms can be an excellent way to provide an immediate boost to your practice
We understand how important it is that your intentions are kept concealed until the time is right
We have our own in-house cost specialists who will fight to maximise your costs recovery
Many mainstream lenders are extremely cautious when it comes to law firms in general and PI practices in particular
Our objective is a very simple one, to maximise profitability while maintaining outstanding levels of customer service
Straight WIP or practice sales/acquisitions are not always the best way to grow, diversify or dispose of a firm
We have close links with multi-disciplined law firms and can assist with matters beyond the PI market
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