Reorganisations and restructures

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Group reorganisations may be beneficial or necessary for many different reasons.

We have a wide experience of working with clients to achieve their aims in an efficient and timely manner, formulating pragmatic, legally robust solutions for the commercial issues which are faced, utilising the necessary restructuring tools. Depending on the circumstances, these could include capital reductions, schemes of arrangement, share buy-backs or share-for-share exchanges.

Our experts will guide you on recommended structure, advise on directors’ duties and other corporate law considerations, prepare the implementation documentation and conduct appropriate due diligence, calling on the specialisms of our wider team as appropriate.

Examples of reorganisations we have helped our clients to implement

  • The integration of the UK businesses of 2 multinational groups following their £3bn merger, involving bringing all the main business divisions under a single operating company
  • The establishment of a limited partnership holding structure for the UK and German arms of an Australian listed company, and the subsequent unwinding of the structure on change of tax regime
  • A Scheme of Arrangement to bring together 6 separate EIS companies from the same stable into a single group
  • A consolidation of share capital and buyback of fractional entitlements as a means to reduce a listed company’s numerous very small shareholdings