Sale & Purshase Agreement Advice

Whether you are selling a business and want to achieve a clean exit at a predictable price, or buying a business and want appropriate remedies in place if the target’s financial position is not as expected, the financial terms of the Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) are key.

We can help by proposing or reviewing a purchase price adjustment mechanism; dealing with a ‘locked box’ process; assessing the impact of cash and debt free, target net assets or earnout clauses; advising on how to set the level for target working capital; considering the financial definitions for inclusion in a contract and by reviewing or drafting accounting policies and hierarchies or procedures.

We help both corporate and private equity clients achieve the best value from a transaction by providing specialised deal and related services, including due diligence. Our aim is to add more to a transaction than pure financial due diligence by delivering incremental services that help our clients achieve a competitive advantage.

Our situational expertise is complemented by industry and functional experts from across Deloitte, to ensure our clients receive a seamless and flexible service for all their transactions.