Buying & Selling Companies in a Downturn Webinar

Posted by on Jul 7th, 2020  |  Last modified on Jul 20th, 2020

Last updated on July 20th, 2020 at 01:56 pm

We are pleased to announce Jonathan Lea, along with M&A Specialist Clinton Lee will be hosting a new webinar called ‘Buying & Selling Companies in a Downturn’ on Friday 24th July 2020 at 12:00pm which we welcome you to join for free.

An informal interview between Clinton Lee and Jonathan Lea as they discuss both the marketing and legal processes involved in successfully completing a transaction in the current Covid-19 economic climate.

Some of the topics are:

  • The marketing process
  • Due diligence and the legal process
  • The impact of the lockdown period and Coronavirus
  • Acquisition finance, including the use of CBILS
  • Financial forecasts
  • Making companies more resilient and versatile

We will focus on the acquisition of businesses in a downturn, looking more closely at practical issues specific to M&A in a downturn. On the buy-side, for example, how has the downturn affected deal sourcing? Has it become more difficult? Does one need to look for different attributes to what may have been sought previously? On the sell side, has it become more difficult finding buyers? Is a different approach required to generate the right type of buyer? Does one need to do the vetting of buyers differently?

For both sides, there’s the obvious question of whether this is even the right time to be doing a deal and what should one be doing differently, deal wise, in this environment. More cash? More deferred payments / earn outs?

To join our free webinar please click our registration link here.

Both Jonathan and Clinton look forward to welcoming you to our webinar and sharing their knowledge.

About Jonathan Lea

Jonathan is a specialist business law solicitor who has been practising for over 14 years, starting at the top international City firms, before then working at smaller practices and since 2013 for himself.

The Jonathan Lea Network is now a SRA regulated law firm that employs solicitors, trainees and paralegals who work from a modern office in Haywards Heath. This close-knit retained team is enhanced by a trusted network of specialist self-employed solicitors who, where relevant, combine seamlessly with the central team.

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