Demergers & Reorganisations

A demerger or reorganisation can often be a creative and very efficient alternative to a sale or the ‘buy out’ of an existing shareholder – with the added bonus of tax efficiency on top.

Such creative business solutions require a team of innovative advisers to match.

Our expertise includes:

A holistic approach to the overall end result; understanding the key advantages and issues arising from the different methods of demerging a company or group of companies

Collaborative working with accountants and tax experts on the complex accounting and tax issues

Conceptual planning and implementation of the overall structure

Finding ways to overcome issues that arise on extraction of assets and the separation of a business

We approach demergers with an open mind.

If done properly you can demerge a subsidiary, a business, a part of a business or even specific assets. Our specialists can help you identify what can be done and the most efficient and innovative solution.

Our clients include owner managed businesses wanting to separate or split due to a difference in opinion, or who have a desire to extract value for existing shareholders, business owners wanting to unlock the value of underlying businesses; larger groups of companies wishing to segregate different business streams and individual shareholders exiting from businesses.

As you’d expect we also have the technical knowledge to implement a successful demerger, ensuring that your business and plans are always put first.

Meet the Team

We’re passionate about providing the right solutions and driven to make a positive difference in everything we do.

"They are very professional, respond promptly, always discuss the monthly bill and have, so far, provided us with excellent advice in connection with employment issues. I have been very satisfied."

Andrew Argyle LLB, Practice Director, Potter Clarkson LLP