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Beswick & Wine: Buying And Selling Private Companies & Businesses 10e (10th Revised edition)

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Author(s): Singleton, S.;
Classification(s): Company law;
Readership / Audience Level: Professional & Vocational
ISBN-13: 9781784517007
ISBN-10: 1784517003
Publication Date: 28 Feb 2018
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Publication Country: United Kingdom
Binding / Product Type: Paperback
Items: Contains 1 Paperback and 1 Digital online
Pages: 568
Dimensions: W: 156 mm / H: 234 mm
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Structured to reflect the process in practice Beswick and Wine: Buying and Selling Private Companies and Businesses focuses on the key commercial, tax and legal issues that arise from business sales. By addressing fundamental issues from the perspective of both the seller and the purchaser it is a perfect handbook for all those involved in such acquisitions. From due diligence through to completion of the share purchase or business transfer agreement Beswick and Wine: Buying and Selling Private Companies and Businesses contains clear, expert advice. The 10th edition has been fully revised and updated to include: Latest Companies Act 2006 cases; Tax changes including to entrepreneurs' relief and both corporate and personal taxes and impact on sale of share and sale of assets of a company; Sectoral specific changes such as changes to intellectual property and competition law and impact on due diligence process including EU data protection regulation. It also includes checklists, draft enquiries, letters of disclosure and a specimen completion agenda, together with an accompanying electronic download containing all the precedents in the work.

Part I: The Seller's Perspective Chapter 1: An overview of the sale process Chapter 2: Assessment of marketability Chapter 3: Preparing the sale Chapter 4: Marketing Chapter 5: Negotiation process Part II: The Purchaser's Perspective Chapter 6: An overview of the acquisition process Chapter 7: Acquisition strategy Chapter 8: The search process Chapter 9: Negotiation Chapter 10: Due Diligence Part III: The Acquisition Agreement Chapter 11: General principles Chapter 12: Share purchase Chapter 13: Business transfer agreement Part IV: Post-completion Chapter 14: Announcements and notifications Chapter 15: Implementing changes to the workforce Chapter 16: Stamp duty Part V: Special Situations Chapter 17: Buy-outs Chapter 18: Buying and selling technology businesses Part VI: Precedents


It would be a very brave, very confident or very reckless lawyer who did not have this book alongside when undertaking either a sale or purchase of a private company for a client...It is a magisterial work...The ninth edition of this essential work can be unreservedly recommended. -- Stephen Bloomfield * International Company and Commercial Law Review (Review of 9th Edition) * a practical and thorough treatment of a complex subject. No one who buys this book will be disappointed. -- Law Society Gazette * Law Society Gazette (Review of a previous edition) * ...provides an excellent summary of the legal and taxation aspects of buying and selling a business or shares in a private company...invaluable as a practical guide. -- Journal of the Law Society of Scotland * Journal of the Law Society of Scotland (Review of a previous edition) *

Author Biography

Susan Singleton, Solicitor, runs Singletons (, one of the best known specialist commercial, competition and IT/IP solicitors firms in the UK. With clients ranging from major PLCs and institutions to small start-up businesses, Susan regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions including obtaining Competition and Markets Authority clearances.

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A well established and respected text providing step-by-step guidance to the sale and purchase process of private companies and the key commercial, tax and legal issues arising from it.