Demergers and Exits


Making the break-up easier on you (Demerger) and leading you through to the end (Exit)

Demergers and exits are different transactions but can sometimes be interlinked depending on the bigger picture.


Exits usually occur towards the end of a business or company's lifecycle. Sometimes they can be a planned strategy and sometimes they can be unexpected.


Demergers on the other hand can be an integral part of a business' journey and can be a useful exercise if planned properly.


Whether it's a demerger or an exit, our team have the practical experience across different market sectors to assist you.


Demergers are generally used to separate various parts of a business and this could be for a number of reasons, including efficiency, protection or succession planning. In unfortunate circumstances, it can also be as a result of disputes amongst shareholders.


A demerger can be a complex transaction to understand and with our expertise spanning across different types of transactions, for example, capital reductions, dividends in specie, hive-ups and share for share exchanges, we are best placed to work with you to make sure it's done right.


We have a great track record of working closely with accountants and tax advisors particularly on demergers mostly due to the tax consequences on these transactions. Therefore making sure your transaction goes smoothly and as planned is as important to us as it is to you.


There are a number of reasons to exit your business and it can happen in different forms, the process itself can be complicated and stressful regardless of whether you are a small business owner or a multi-shareholder corporate entity. With our years of expertise, we can simplify the process and focus on helping you to reach your goals.


It is important to have the right team by your side when considering demergers and exits as this can be the difference between reaching your targets or falling short. Our team will always focus on getting the best deal for you.


Call our expert team today.