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Business Expansion

Business Expansion

About

All businesses need to grow if they are to become successful. We have helped many businesses over the years from their inception, through their growth phase and, in many cases, a successful exit, whether through a trade sale, private equity buy-out or even flotation on a public market. Most spectacularly, one of our start-up clients from 2005 is now listed on AIM with a market capitalisation of approximately £800 million!

Here are some of the more common ways of expanding your business that we can provide legal support for:

  • Business angels
  • Venture capital
  • Crowdfunding
  • “Friends and family” investment rounds
  • Private equity
  • Bank funding
  • Raising funds on public stock markets
  • Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Franchising
  • Agency and Distribution Agreements

 

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Latest testimonials

'He brings clarity to the situation, breaks it down and comes to a conclusion'
Client testimonial / Chambers & Partners

"I would like to call out Bill Thatcher as an absolutely outstanding asset to our business. His responsiveness, commercial expertise, and value is truly remarkable. It has been a true privilege to work with him over the years."
Client testimonial / Legal 500


“Bill Thatcher has proved to be a formidable ally to have onside during tricky commercial negotiations. His ability to make the complex seem simple, and to make arguments which are hard to dispute, is uncanny.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


“Bill Thatcher has an amazing ability to deeply understand our business, despite it being extremely specialised. All in all he is an invaluable part of our team and one we could not recommend highly enough.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"A first class job - many thanks for guiding us through the maze of legal procedures. It was a tremendous effort on your part."
Mr Philip Kennedy - Managing Director
Eschmann Technologies Ltd

Latest testimonials

"The level of subject matter expertise, business sense, responsiveness, and cost-effectiveness is unmatched in my experience with law firms around the globe.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500 

“Excellent all round abilities, with very solid associates and good access to partner expertise.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


Latest testimonials

“Hewitsons is an impressive practice – client-focused, efficient and effective. The firm punches well above its weight.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“We worked predominantly with Laurence Evans on the sale of our business. He understood the business, our objectives and helped to negotiate a successful outcome.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500 

"I found Laurence Evans to be professional and very easy to work with. He was also very fast at turning around questions we raised and amendments to the contract.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“James Lawrence has a first rate legal mind, and his advice is always succinct and completely on the point.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500 

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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