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Sale and Purchase Agreement advisory

In any M&A transaction the agreed headline price can differ significantly from the final consideration paid or received.

Increasingly, both buyers and sellers are recognising the key roles the price adjustment mechanism and the wider Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) fulfil and the need to preserve value and avoid, or mitigate disputes through the negotiation and execution of these areas. We specialise in advising on these aspects of the transaction.

Unique integration of pre and post-deal experts to protect value

Our team combines completion mechanism adjustment and dispute specialists to help principals and advisers to reach an agreement on the SPA that protects real £ value, whilst reducing the risk of disputes. Grant Thornton offers clients this specialised expertise, for both domestic and cross-border transactions, across a full range of sectors.

We are the only integrated specialist SPA team with a focus on mid-market transactions. Our team brings their insights and experience of well over 1000 deals to support clients on the full range of issues that can arise during the deal process: from negotiating ‘locked box’ or completion mechanisms and accounting warranties, to finalising completion accounts and earnouts, resolving disputes and undertaking expert determinations.


Patrick O’Brien

+44 (0)20 7728 3161

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