Share purchase agreements

In any transaction, the Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) represents the outcome of key commercial and pricing negotiations. Purchasers and Sellers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in seeking to exploit the potential value to be gained through the negotiation and execution of the SPA.

Our M&A team provides expert support at all stages of a transaction from pre-deal work through to post-completion support. Pre-deal, the team assists in the identification and articulation of value issues related to pricing and deal completion mechanics; Post deal the team assists clients in protecting or generating value through the execution of any SPA completion mechanism.

How we can support you

  • We can work with you and your legal advisers to assist you in mitigating the risks identified during the due diligence phase.
  • We can assist in the determination of an appropriate mechanism for the buyer and seller to manage the resolution of tax risks following the completion of the deal.
  • We can advise on the best approach in order to mitigate transfer taxes which may arise as a result of the transaction.
  • We can assist in the structuring of the post completion pricing mechanism and any deferred consideration.