M&A

M&A mergers and acquisitions, is a collective term for corporate transactions where companies merge or change their ownership. Nowadays, companies face the challenge of growing in mature markets through the development of new products and the expansion into new geographic regions. However, corporate growth is often hindered by obstacles that are difficult to overcome for a company with limited resources. An alternative to internal growth is the purchase of a company.

A broad set of legal issues arises in mergers, takeovers and company acquisitions. In the event of a takeover, we will consider various approaches depending on the ownership structure and legal form of the participating companies.

At this point a share deal or an asset deal comes into consideration. In an asset deal, all assets of a company are sold. In a share deal, however, the shares of the company are sold. If a firm is privately held, a purchase contract, which may need to be authenticated by a notary, is sufficient. It is typical for publicly traded companies, that the buyer usually owns a majority share. In such situations the buyer can influence the composition of the supervisory board and the executive committee and in this way he can determine the future direction of the company.

The lawyers at GRP Rainer will assist you in the preparation of a transaction while analyzing the risks associated with the purchase in the context of due diligence. Thereby we thoroughly examine the suitability of the target company. Furthermore, we place a special focus on existing working conditions, contracts, tax implications, ongoing legal proceedings, and other possible risks associated with the acquisition.

In addition, we can accompany you in all contract drafting and contract negotiation activities. From the selection of the target company, the signature of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) or a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the transfer of ownership and purchase price payment, the lawyers at GRP Rainer will be at your side providing their valuable legal advice.

We advise on M&A in Germany.

Make an appointment at one of our locations in Cologne, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich or Stuttgart! For International inquiries, please contact us at our offices in London or Singapore!
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Köln
Gürzenich-Quartier
Augustinerstraße 10
50667 Köln
+49 221 2722750
+49 221 27227524
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Berlin
Kurfürstendamm 21
10719 Berlin
+49 30 887064045
+49 30 887065151
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 13
53113 Bonn
+49 228 92959989
+49 228 929599895
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Düsseldorf
Königsallee 92a
40212 Düsseldorf
+49 211 54039910
+49 211 54039560
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Frankfurt
Skyper Villa
Taunusanlage 1
60329 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 505060709
+49 69 505060905
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Hamburg
HafenCity
Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg
+49 40 808074727
+49 40 808074728
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater München
Maximilianstraße 35a
80539 München
+49 89 24218382
+49 89 24218383
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GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Stuttgart
Königstraße 10c
70173 Stuttgart
+49 711 22254499
+49 711 22254345
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Do you have any questions?
Make an appointment at one of our locations in Cologne, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich or Stuttgart! For International inquiries, please contact us at our offices in London or Singapore!