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Corporate Services Team 

The Corporate Services Team (CST) specialise in corporate and commercial matters.

Our experience ensures you receive focused, practical and pragmatic advice.

We work with individuals, business and corporations ensuring that their commercial objectives are met.

The CST is headed up by corporate lawyers who have primary responsibility for business related matters. In addition, the team includes experts in key practice areas such as tax, employment and property.

We advise in a broad range of sectors such as health, care, manufacturing and hospitality.

We offer a full range of corporate legal services in:

  • Mergers and demergers;
  • Buying & selling companies and businesses;
  • Joint ventures;
  • Retirement and other sales;
  • Managing Buy-ins and Buy-outs;
  • Investment by external investors;
  • Restructuring & recovery;
  • Partnership formation;
  • Drafting of Shareholders, LLP and Partnership Agreements;
  • Advising on Partnership/Shareholders disputes; and
  • Retirement and dissolution.

We enjoy advising and supporting many different types of client from a one man band business to a multi-million pound corporation.The service we offer is bespoke to your needs.

What is involved in company/business sale/purchase?

What property elements are involved in a corporate transaction?

What employment matters are dealt with in a corporate transaction?

What tax advice do we offer in relation to a corporate transaction?

Examples of recent work:

  • Share sale of a pharmaceutical company for £1.7 million;
  • Sale of a motor vehicle parts dealer for £750,000;
  • Asset sale of hotel for £7.5 million;
  • Sale of a software company for £6 million;
  • Asset sale of group of hotels for 12.5 million;
  • Sale of shares of a fishing company for £2.1million;
  • Asset sale of 3 hotels in Torbay to a foreign investor for a combined purchase price of £12.5M;
  • Asset sale of a privately owned 11 Unit CQC Registered Residential Care Home in South Devon for £700,000;
  • Asset purchase of a 34 bedroomed Hotel on Dartmoor with guide price of £1.5M;
  • Asset purchase of a holiday complex in Cornwall with guide price of £1.1M;
  • Asset sale of a privately owned CQC Registered Residential Care in Torbay with guide price of £800,000;
  • Share sale of a company operating a privately owned 22 Unit CQC Registered Residential Care Home in Torbay with guide price of £1.3M;
  • Share sale of a company owning a hotel for £2.25M;
  • Share sale where company sold freehold to pension fund and then leased back to  company simultaneously selling the company;
  • Purchase of a medical practice on a merger for £1.6M;
  • Several sales of retail parks with between 8 – 15 units for sale prices from £8M to £15M;
  • Share sale where main asset was freehold of large building in W1 comprising numerous occupiers for £30M to a major UK landowner;
  • Share purchase of profitable convenience store for £900,000.

“The Corporate team at Kitsons provide a truly professional, helpful, knowledgeable and, above all, efficient service.  Communication is never a problem which is vital to us as a business.  We would have no hesitation in recommending Kitsons for their outstanding approach to their work and, especially, their clients.”

“A truly first class service. It is always easy to speak direct to a Partner and this is backed-up with excellent support and a quick response.”

“We use Kitsons Solicitors for a variety of services from Business acquisitions to Employment law. There is always good legal advice but balanced with a commercial realism. Good people to do business with.”