BUSINESS

Mergers, Sales & Acquisitions

Buying, merging or selling a business in Auckland? Whether you have invested your whole life in your business, or you are about to, you want to make sure you give your commitment justice with the right advice.

McVeagh Fleming business mergers, sales and acquisition services include pre-sale and pre-purchase and pre-purchase due diligence and related advice, drafting and negotiating agreements and assisting structure or complete banking and finance arrangements.

The firm's legal experts can help you identify and work through all relevant matters that may arise during a sale and purchase, such as issues with leases, contracts, assignment, employment law, or other statutory and regulatory compliance.

We also provide advice to parties on the best structure for the sale or acquisition, including whether the sale and purchase should be best structured as a business and assets as a going concern, or whether there are good reasons for a sale or purchase of all the shares in an operating company.


Our experts have been involved in sale and purchase of many types of business, including those in specialist industries or markets. The team can readily identify and assist you with any particular issues different companies may raise for a buyer or seller. We can identify problems and pitfalls for you and help you identify and avoid them.

If you are considering buying or selling a business, contact one of our experts, who will be happy to help you.

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November 2013

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