Buying & Selling Companies in a Downturn Webinar - Jonathan Lea Network

Buying & Selling Companies in a Downturn Webinar

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 18 years, starting at the top international City firms before then spending some time at a couple of smaller practices. In 2013 he started working on a self-employed basis as a consultant solicitor, while in 2019 The Jonathan Lea Network became a SRA regulated law firm itself after Jonathan got tired of spending all day referring clients and work to other law firms.

The Jonathan Lea Network is now a full service firm of solicitors that employs senior and junior solicitors, trainee solicitors, paralegals and administration staff who all work from a modern open plan office in Haywards Heath. This close-knit retained team is enhanced by a trusted network of specialist consultant solicitors who work remotely and, where relevant, combine seamlessly with the central team.

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