Not all our start-up clients make it big, but this one did. The type of big that entrepreneurs dream about at night. Starting off as a one-man band, growing consistently, until within four years, the company became the subject of a multi-million-pound acquisition. Our client had a great, niche, business idea, and was in fact much more focused on the actual service his company provided to its clients, almost not noticing the tremendous business model that was being built around it.
We guided him from the early stages of his first seed investors, providing him with regular support, feedback and advice to ensure that his business structure and contracts continued to develop at an appropriate pace to keep up with company’s growth.
Along the way, we drafted shareholders agreements, articles of association, employee service contracts and contractor agreements and client and supplier agreements. The whole time, we kept things simple and kept our costs down, which meant that our client could focus on his business, without being burdened by big legal bills, or too much red tape.
A few years later, it all paid off: the client caught the eye of a much bigger enterprise and offered a deal he simply couldn’t refuse. We completed the business cycle by guiding the client through the process of being acquired by a major international corporate group, ensuring that our client’s interests were protected throughout.
The acquisition process went smoothly because the business had appropriate protection over its assets and its intellectual property and the right legal contracts in place. That meant that there were no nasty surprises for the buyer in its due diligence and our client was able to enjoy his well-earned exit.