Private Companies

We have far reaching experience in local, national and international business transactions enabling us to project-manage the whole transaction process for clients within set time frames and budgets and to lead negotiations between the parties.

Work handled

  • Advising on the structuring of transactions (share or business and asset sales/acquisitions)
  • Due diligence
  • Sales and acquisition of shares
  • Sales and acquisitions of businesses and assets
  • Management buy outs and buy ins (MBOs/MBIs)
  • Reorganisations
  • Advice on exit and succession
  • Joint ventures

Recent work

  • Diana Naturals SAS - share purchase of Confoco International Limited
  • ET Solutions AG - acquisition of a UK solar energy company
  • HAB Housing Limited - Crowdcube investment, share subscription and internal restructure.
  • Haydon Mechanical & Electrical Limited - MBO from Mears Group plc
  • Quta & Co - reorganisation and company sale

Ashfords out-performed the other side's lawyers and this made a huge difference to the timescale and to the financials.


Deal Done: Gro Group sold to management team

Gro Group, the Devon-based global nursery brand, has been acquired by its management team for an undisclosed sum.

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