Management Representation

Expert management representation for executives, directors and teams seeking company ownership.

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Management Representation

Active legal representation for all aspects of management buyouts

Management buyouts and buy-ins present complex legal and commercial challenges that require specialist support.

We possess extensive experience advising individual executives and management teams on all aspects of a management buyout (MBO) or management buy-in (MBI).

For senior managers, directors, and executives looking to take ownership positions in the businesses where they work, either as founders or as part of an MBO or MBI team, there are key questions to be addressed.

Our specialist corporate team can expertly advise you on the potential risks, opportunities and liabilities which exist in your unique case, as well as answering additional procedural questions such as:

  • Which discussions can I engage in without informing my employer?
  • As a director, do my fiduciary duties prevent me from disclosing information to third parties?
  • Why am I being offered a different class of shares compared to the institutional investor?

We have supported many individual executives and management teams on all aspects of engaging with corporate and institutional counterparts and can actively guide you through the transaction process from start to finish.

Our team will ensure you are thoroughly briefed and prepared and that you fully comprehend the potential risks and rewards of the proposed transaction.

Typical issues on which we can advise include the following:

  • Buying from, selling to and raising capital from all types of financial and corporate investors
  • Transaction structuring
  • Equity, quasi equity, warrant and option terms
  • Company formation
  • Management and employee incentivisation
  • Terms of sale and purchase agreement
  • Locked box and price adjustment provisions
  • Warranty, indemnity and limitation provisions
  • Earn-out structures
  • Investment and subscription agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Governance and exit rights
  • Articles of association
  • Share right differentiation
  • Shareholder and third party debt instruments
  • Ratchet mechanisms
  • Fiduciary duties and confidentiality obligations
  • Conflicts of interest

For an initial discussion about your situation and objectives, and how our team can support you, please get in touch with a member of the team at our offices in St Albans, Harpenden or Luton.

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