Our main areas of responsibility also include the restructuring of companies or businesses and preventive reorganisation, the structuring of corporate financing and the support of capital measures, the preparation and support of general meetings and shareholders’ meetings, the negotiation of syndicate agreements, option agreements, articles of association and shareholder agreements. We prepare the appointment or dismissal of managing directors, management boards and supervisory boards for you and offer comprehensive advice on how to avoid or resolve any shareholder disputes.
The most common form of an M&A transaction is the acquisition of a company in the form of an asset or share deal. If a buyer wishes to acquire shares in a company, for example in order to gain control or sole ownership, this is known as a share deal. In an asset deal, all company assets, such as land, buildings or inventories, are transferred individually. We assist you through all phases of an M&A transaction: From the first contact, contract negotiations, due diligence and signing of the contract up to the fulfilment of the contract (closing).
If a company is interested in purchasing a specific asset, the first step is to contact the management. A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is usually concluded before the actual negotiations begin. The next step in the negotiations is to determine whether there is a serious interest to buy. If it exists, a letter of intent is drawn up, which sets out the intended purpose of the transaction in writing.