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Guiding you through a successful transaction

Every transaction has tax implications, whether it’s an acquisition, disposal, refinancing, restructuring or initial public offering.

Through our extensive transactional experience across multiple sectors, strong links with private equity and broad commercial focus, we can help you identify the critical strategic tax considerations and explain them clearly in the context of your transaction and future plans for your business.

Our experience also allows us to ensure that buyside bidders put forward the most tax efficient offer, whilst for sellers we ensure that a practical and clearly laid out plan towards a tax efficient exit puts them in the strongest possible position.

Our approach

If you’re thinking about a transaction, you’ll naturally have commercial considerations at the front of your mind. By involving us early in discussions, you’ll receive practical and pragmatic tax advice that compliments your commercial objectives.

In many cases, considering the potential tax involved in different options can guide your decisions. There are many taxes to consider and the way these interact can create opportunities and risks. We work with you to grasp those opportunities and minimise the risks.

We work alongside the key stakeholders in your business as well as your lawyers and corporate finance advisers to devise deal structures, carry-out tax due diligence, recommend management incentivisation schemes and much more.

Additionally, we can manage interactions with HMRC by submitting and agreeing upfront clearance applications and reporting paperwork when the deal is complete.

Our key services

Exit-readiness reviews to identify pre-sale tax issues and opportunities

Business and property demergers

Tax structuring for management buyouts (MBOs), partial or full disposal or refinancing  

Tax due diligence

Fund investment / acquisition structuring

Shareholder and corporate restructuring

HMRC clearance applications

EIS and VCT Advance Assurance applications

Stamp duty and stamp duty land tax (SDLT)

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Key Contact

Ses Memhi

Associate Partner

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I’m a tax specialist with over 17 years’ experience. I’ve had roles with Big Four and mid-tier firms. I’ve also worked within the in-house tax team of a magic circle law firm. I suppose I’m a slightly different tax advisor in that I studied law at university and went on to successfully pass the BAR (not the drinking type!), which is a qualification required to become a practising barrister. I also successfully qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor.

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Our Track Records

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s a selection of the transactions we’ve advised on over the last 24 months…

Advisors on investment from Growth Capital Partners

March 2021

Advisers to company on refinancing and acquisition of ThirdSpace.

March 2021

Advisors on sale of majority holding

March 2021

Advisers to management on acquisition of London Architectural Glass

March 2021

Advisers to management on sale to Gamma Communications Plc

March 2021

Advisers to sellers on the sale to E.On AG.

Dec 2020

Advisers on the acquisition of Card Geotechnic Limited

Dec 2020

Advisers to minority shareholders on sale of share capital to Davies Group

Dec 2020

Advisers to sellers on sale of share capital to The Hut Group Plc

Dec 2020

Advisers to company on merger with Davies Odell Limited

Dec 2020

Advisers to management on MBO led by Apse Capital

Dec 2020

Advisers to company on acquisition of Clientbase Fulfilment Limited

Nov 2020

Advisers on growth capital investment in YourParkingSpace Limited

Aug 2020

Advisers to company on acquisition of Troop Creative Development Ltd

Jun 2020

Advisers on investment in Juriba Holdings Limited

Jun 2020

Advisers to sellers on MBO led by WestBridge Capital

Jun 2020

Advisers to company on MBO

Apr 2020

Advisers in relation to investment in Seneca Property 105 Limited

Apr 2020

Advisers to sellers on sale of company to Telus Agriculture Solutions, Inc.

Mar 2020

Advisers on MBO of Cordium Limited/ Wheelhouse Advisers Limited

Mar 2020

Advice on MBO of Arden Fine Foods Limited

Mar 2020

Advisers on MBO of Innovative Safety Systems Limited

Mar 2020

Advisers on development capital investment in Peter Jones Investment Group

Mar 2020

Advisers to sellers on acquisition by LDC

Feb 2020

Advisers to sellers on acquisition by Goodyear Dunlop

Feb 2020

Advisers to company on MBO funded by Beechbrook Capital

Jan 2020

Advisers to company on acquisition of Architecture 519 Limited

Jan 2020

Advisers to management on sale of entire share capital to CityFleet Networks Ltd

Jan 2020

Advisers to sellers on sale to Bihr SAS

Jan 2020

Advisers to sellers on acquisition by Mackenzie Taylor

Dec 2019

Advisers to company on MBO from Maven VCT

Dec 2019

Advisers to management on MBO

Dec 2019

Advisers to sellers on acquisition by Lifco AB

Nov 2019

Advisers in relation to investment in Seneca Property 104 Limited

Noiv 2019

Due diligence on minority investment in Currentbody.com Limited

Oct 2019

Advisers to company on MBO

Oct 2019

Advisers on growth capital investment in Rooftop Cinema Group

Sept 2019

Advisers to sellers on acquisition by Hill & Smith Holdings Plc.

Sept 2019

Advisers to sellers on MBO led by FPE Capital

Spet 2019

Advisers to company on MBO

Sept 2019

Advisers to management on MBO

Aug 2019

Advisers on sale of Natgraph Limited to Indutrade UK Limited

Jul 2019

Advisers to company on MBO

Jul 2019

Advisers to company on acquisition of Beautiful Minds Limited and Blue Peg Limited

July 2019

Advisers to company on acquisition of Star Events Limited

July 2019

Advisers to sellers on sale to Fisher German LLP

June 2019

Advisers to company on MBO

May 2019

Advisers to vendors on sale of entire share capital to ICON Plc 

May 2019

Advisers on sale of DRC Vegetation Management Limited to management team

May 2019

Advisers to vendors on sale of entire share capital to Navex Inc​

May 2019

Advisers to management on MBO

May 2019

Advisers to company on MBO

Apr 2019

Advisers to company on sale of entire share capital to Integrate Inc​

Apr 2019

Advisers on MBO of MRDB Holdings Limited/ Miriad Products​

Mar 2019

Advisers to sellers on sale of entire share capital to The AA

Feb 2019

Advisers to management on MBO supported by WestBridge Capital

Feb 2019

Advisers on development capital investment in Biocity Group​

Jan 2019

Advisers to vendors on sale of Brady Bags Ltd to Boy’s Co​

Dec 2018

Advisers to company on acquisition of NetConsult Limited

Dec 2018

Advisers to vendors on sale of entire share capital to Citation Limited

Dec 2018

Advisers to vendors on sale of entire share capital to William Jackson Food Group Limited

Nov 2018

Advisers to vendors on sale of entire share capital to Tilney Group Limited

Nov 2018

Advisers to sellers and company on MBO led by Palatine Private Equity

Nov 2018

Advisers to company on acquisition of Broadcare Software Limited

Oct 2018

Advisers on MBO of Trusted Housesitters Limited

Sept 2018

Advisers to company on sale of Pandora business

Sept 2018

Advisers to company on investment by Business Growth Fund

Sept 2018

Advisers on investment in Click Travel Limited

Aug 2018

Advisers on MBO of Primrose Group Limited

Aug 2018

Advisers on MBO of DSP Limited

Aug 2018

Advisers on growth capital investment in Torquay Leisure Hotels

July 2018

Knowledge Articles

Read all of our Transaction Tax knowledge articles here

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Our clients say

Claritas have advised on another acquisition for United Glass Group. The team at Claritas and the advice they provide are invaluable. They fully understand our business and can apply that knowledge to focus their work on the key tax issues that are relevant to us. They have always demonstrated an ability to provide practical and timely information and advice. We regard Claritas as a key trusted adviser.

–   Mark Harrison, CEO, United Glass Group Limited

The tax advice we receive from Claritas was invaluable. They fully understood our business, and consistently demonstrated an ability to rapidly provide relevant, practical and timely information and advice.  We regard Claritas as a trusted adviser in all of our commercial transactions.

–   Kathy Sampson, Solid Solutions

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