Professional Training

Private Company Acquisitions

BPP Professional Education, In London (+3 locations)
Length
1 day
Price
587 GBP
Next course start
22 July, 2024 (+5 start dates)
Course delivery
Self-Paced Online
Length
1 day
Price
587 GBP
Next course start
22 July, 2024 (+5 start dates)
Course delivery
Self-Paced Online

Course description

Overview

This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the practices and procedures involved in private company and asset/business acquisitions. Using case studies and practical examples you will obtain a thorough grounding in this field and gain the confidence needed to deliver accurate, effective advice.


Who is this for?

  • Paralegals
  • Apprentices
  • Trainee solicitors
  • Qualified solicitors (1-5 years PQE)
  • Legal execs
  • Accountants / Finance Directors who may be involved in this sort of transaction


What will you learn?

  • Structure of the deal – what are the key differences between share sales and asset sales?
  • Data rooms – how should they be structured and what issues should be reviewed as a matter of priority?
  • Heads of terms – are they necessary? Are they legally binding? What should they contain?
  • Due diligence – what options does the buyer have when responding to issues discovered during due diligence?
  • Contractual protection for the buyer – how do warranties and indemnities work? When should a condition precedent be used? What should be included in restrictive covenants?
  • Contractual protection for the seller – what should be included in the vendor protection schedule? What are the key issues relating to disclosure?
  • Consideration – what are the different possibilities and how do they work?
  • Exchange and completion – separate or simultaneous? what is the impact on disclosure?
  • Emphasis throughout is placed on a commercially sound and compliant approach to these topics and the course will involve a series of practical exercises analysing each of the areas covered. Group feedback will be given.


How does this help your career?

  • Describe the process and the documents involved at each stage
  • Identify the principal structures and the differences between them
  • Carry out a review of a data room
  • Review and revise a heads of terms document
  • Conduct a due diligence exercise and identify key issues
  • Recognise the different perspectives of the buyer and the seller in relation to a share purchase agreement
  • Identify the key negotiating points in relation to warranties and indemnities
  • Manage practicalities in relation to exchange and completion
  • Assess the different factors involved in financing the acquisition
  • Advise on structuring deferred consideration


PSC Elective

This course may be taken as a PSC elective, although it may also be attended by non-trainees.

Related Courses

UK Taxation of Groups

SRA Competencies

B, C

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Upcoming start dates

Choose between 5 start dates

22 July, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

29 August, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

27 September, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

28 October, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

6 December, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course will be of benefit to legal practitioners new to this area of law.

Training Course Content

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the process and the documents involved at each stage
  • Identify the principal structures and the differences between them
  • Conduct a due diligence exercise and identify key issues
  • Recognise the different perspectives of the buyer and the seller in relation to a share purchase agreement
  • Identify the key negotiating points in relation to warranties and indemnities
  • Manage practicalities in relation to exchange and completion
  • Assess the different factors involved in financing the acquisition
  • Advise on structuring deferred consideration

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