Our expertise

Business Sale & Purchases

We have a dedicated team to assist you with business acquisition or disposal. We have connections to business brokers, insurance specialists, accountants, bankers, and valuers to help you do business more efficiently.

A dedicated team of acquisition or disposal experts.

We’re an Auckland business law firm with great connections and an incredible eye for detail.

We have developed great connections to business brokers, insurance specialists, accountants, bankers, and valuers (all with unique interests in small-medium businesses) and can put you in touch with whoever you need to make it happen.

When acquiring a business, or buying into an existing business we will assist with your legal due diligence, advice and assistance in negotiating the key transactional documents to protect your interests as the purchaser including assisting with securing and complying with financing requirements, restraints, assignments (including lease of premises) and ensuring indemnities and warranties are in place to protect your investment.

When disposing of your business we will assist with providing advice and assisting with drafting and negotiating key transaction documents such as MOUs, business sale and purchase agreements, sale of shares, cession and assignment agreements, the cancellation/substitution of any security arrangements, as well as managing employee related aspects. We will also provide transactional assistance and ensure that you receive your secured funds on the settlement date.

ASCO Legal’s Service Offering:

Our experience and expertise includes:

  • Working with the Business Sale and Purchase Agreement (in NZ) including drafting and negotiation, including special terms and MOUs
  • Monitoring the satisfying of conditions
  • Leasing premises (including new leases and subleases)
  • Financing the purchase
  • Incorporating a company, joint venture or setting up a partnership
  • Intellectual property searching and registration
  • Restraints of trade
  • Transfer of employees
  • Cession and assignments
  • Transferring ownership of registered NZ intellectual property through IPONZ (e.g. trade marks)
  • Securitisation

We are specialists in New Zealand franchising. If you are thinking about buying, selling, or starting a franchise, we have worked with many of the major franchises across New Zealand and have the experience and know-how required. We are proud members of the Franchise Association of New Zealand. See more information on our franchise page. ​

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