We support clients on all types of corporate transactions related to setting up a business, business as usual, corporate finance, business and structural change, mergers and acquisitions and business disposals.
Great idea? You’ll want help to make it happen
And you’re in good company. Our clients are predominantly fast-growing, enterprising and disruptive businesses from across the UK, and several feature in the Fast 100. They’re family-owned businesses dealing with 21st century challenges, and new businesses with ideas they want to share before they’re no longer new.
They’re just like you: busy people who don’t want to waste their precious time or hard-earned money on bad decisions. That’s why they choose Carbon.
Timely, appropriate advice
Whether it’s right at the start of the journey, when you’ve nailed the idea and need help turning it into success, right through to retirement and selling your life’s work – we’ll be with you, making absolutely sure you get the best deal at every step.
We won’t just give you options; we’ll give you guidance and risk assessment on those crucial decisions. We’ll point you in the right direction and help you reach your goals, and make clear the implications of any decisions you make. We’ll give you the benefit of our experience helping a business who had made the wrong decision, and make sure you don’t repeat their mistakes. We’ll point out the commercial factors at play in your legal decisions. And however complex the deal or number of parties involved, we’ll be watching your back.
Nobody spends money on legal fees for fun. So we use our expertise to help you achieve your ambitions more efficiently, and with less risk. Why? Because we understand ambition, and want to help you succeed.
Setting up and running a business
Being part of a business’ success story means a lot to us. We advise right from the outset on directors’ responsibilities and shareholders’ agreements. When it comes to business reorganisation and more complex corporate structures, governance that covers your risk, and legal issues, we’re here. We’re a font of knowledge for all kinds of businesses, including partnerships, LLPs, charities, not-for-profit and social enterprises. We have in-depth working knowledge of all the associated regulatory and legal conundrums.
We even developed Carbon SME specifically for businesses like yours.
Business funding and investment
Whether it’s through your choice of funder, or a private equity or venture capital route, at some point you’ll want more capital to support your development plans. At which point, you’ll need someone who understands the paperwork and all the personal implications for shareholders and directors. In looking ahead, it’s all too easy to lose sight of what’s important, and when. Carbon is here to make sure you don’t.
Buying and selling a business
Asset sale? Share sale? Outright purchase, management buy out (MBO) or management buy in (MBI)? Whichever it is, we help you ensure it’s the right decision at the right time, for the right price, at the right risk. Buying or selling a company or business can be distracting and stressful. And all too often, it can upset relationships within the business.
Carbon exists to ease the process with advice and support. We'll be your satnav, so you can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. We advise on Heads of Terms, due diligence, contractual negotiation, the right level of contractual protection and financing options. We even have a ‘Deal Ready’ option for businesses who like to stay ahead of the curve.