Buying or selling a business (M&A, or mergers and acquisitions) can be a complex process and the success of an acquisition or sale can be vital to the business’ future. It can be time-consuming and at times, emotional and place strain on the target business or the acquirer.

That’s where having someone on your side who you can trust, has the relevant experience and understands your business is key. And at Bell Park Kerridge, our experts regularly act in the sale and purchases of businesses across Cumbria and further afield.

We understand businesses and work to ensure we understand your business from the start of our relationship. That way, we can ensure you get the best deal for your business and can focus on making the transaction a success in the longer-term.


A number of important decisions will need to be made at various stages of any transaction or proposed transaction and, of course, some may not even proceed due to disagreements over value, issues which arise through due diligence which can’t be resolved or other factors.

M&A transactions have a number of legal and financial considerations and therefore, the right legal advice is crucial. Good advice doesn’t just ensure an acquisition, merger or sale proceeds to completion smoothly. It can also help a business make the most of a merger or acquisition in the longer-term.

We’ve advised businesses in a number of sectors on either the sale of all or part of their business or in the purchase of entire firms or parts of a target firm. Our experts can also advise you on:

  • Sale and purchase of shares
  • Business transfers
  • Retirement and succession

Ensure your M&A transaction runs smoothly with the experts at Bell Park Kerridge. Call us now on 01228 888 999 or get in touch with our friendly, experienced team now