Buying and Selling Businesses and Assets

Contacts: Will Marryat, Ben Wilson

We provide clear, accurate and timely advice in relation to buying or selling businesses, whether through transfer of assets or of the underlying ownership.  We prepare confidentiality deeds, business sale agreements, deeds of restraint, deeds of assignment, executive employment agreements and other related documents.    

We advise on transactions in relation to shares in companies and units in unit trusts.  We prepare share purchase agreements and the necessary documentation for disposal of shares, share cancellations, share buybacks and new share issues.

We regularly negotiate and prepare business sale and share purchase agreements in relation to a variety of commercial undertakings.  We have a comprehensive approach to the conduct of those transactions, which are invariably driven by tight time frames.

By way of example, we have acted for a leading Australian wholesale and retail business in relation to a selective share reduction.

We acted for a consortium which purchased a major Australian construction business from its receivers.

We acted for one of Australia's largest abattoir business in the purchase of abattoir assets in Queensland and NSW, and for the same client in relation to a significant business acquisition in the USA.

We act generally for a major national tile supplier in relation to its corporate and commercial requirements, including the acquisition of businesses and establishing franchises throughout Australia.