Our corporate finance lawyers advise on all areas of corporate law, including start-up and venture capital deals, joint ventures, business restructures, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, selling your business, investing in other businesses, securing equity investment and more. We work with businesses of all sizes, from SMEs to multinationals, and we have particular expertise in advising family-owned businesses on the unique corporate challenges they face.

Growing your business through mergers and acquisitions

We have an established track record in advising clients on their mergers and acquisitions, and support businesses throughout the process, including all aspects of due diligence, setting up data rooms, information gathering, producing deal documentation, and negotiating our client’s position.

We take the time to fully understand our clients’ objectives and our clients benefit from our practical and proactive approach to securing the best possible outcomes for them. 

The firm's company secretary service is a great asset. It takes the strain off our own staff by ensuring we are in compliance with the numerous statutory obligations that are additional challenges when running a small company.

Angus Cameron, Director, Biological Consulting Europe Ltd

They were very prompt and very responsive.

Chambers and Partners

Their communication is great. They respond to any questions quickly and knowledgeably.

Chambers and Partners

We need advisers who are technically competent, responsive to tight deadlines and cost effective but with a strong human touch to help us manage our target's expectations- Morton Fraser MacRoberts fit that bill perfectly.

Client feedback

The team did a fantastic job and showed great patience in answering questions and explaining the process and meaning of what lay behind the great weight of papers that daily landed on my desk. The approach throughout was precise, fast, calm, unfussy. Totally pragmatic, with a laser-like focus on always moving forward.

Client feedback

Restructuring your business

Whatever the reason behind the decision to restructure your business, there are numerous legal matters to consider. Our corporate finance lawyers advise businesses across all sectors on restructuring solutions, providing practical, commercial, and efficient advice on all aspects of the process.

Our technical and legal expertise means we can help you identify risks and potential issues before they become too serious to resolve, ensuring the process is as smooth as possible. 

Securing equity investment

Whether you are a business owner looking to secure growth capital or an investor looking to grow your business portfolio, our market-leading team can support you in getting the deal over the line as efficiently and smoothly as possible.

We advise our clients on a wide range of investment opportunities, including venture and growth capital, management buy-outs, management buy-ins, vendor-initiated management buy-outs (VIMBOs), and all necessary documentation. 

Investing in another business

Whether you are an investor or a business owner seeking investment, we advise clients throughout the process, from the beginning stages of investment right through to final completion.

We regularly engage with colleagues across the firm to advise clients on all aspects of the investment process, including relevant documentation and agreements, tax arrangements, share schemes and employee benefits, intellectual property, data protection and privacy issues, and employment issues. 

Selling your business

If you are thinking about selling your business, it is important to plan ahead to consider the future and legacy of your business. We seek to fully understand our clients’ objectives and motivations for selling their business and provide support and advice on appropriate exit strategies, managing expectations at each stage of the process.

We can advise on the main considerations for sellers, including tax considerations, employment issues, contracts, and collaboration post-acquisition. 

Corporate secretarial services

We can support your business with corporate secretarial services, including: 

  • The preparation of board/member minutes, resolutions and general meeting minutes
  • Updating or drafting bespoke articles of association to suit the needs of the company
  • Assisting with updating or amending Partnership agreements
  • Drafting shareholder agreements
  • Ensuring that all routine statutory documentation is filed with Companies House
  • Assisting with the allotment and/or transfer of shares of the company
  • Assisting with any appointment/removal of directors or secretaries, and any changes to members of the Partnership
  • Hosting the Partnership's AGM and drafting the minutes/resolutions 

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