BHW Solicitors specialise in assisting business owners in navigating the complex process of selling their business to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). Our dedicated team of experienced corporate solicitors are here to guide you through every step of the EOT journey, ensuring a smooth and successful transition to employee ownership.

What is an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT)?

An Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) is a legal structure that allows employees to collectively own a stake in the company they work for. It is a form of trust which acts as a collective vehicle to purchase a controlling interest (share capital) in a company. The shares are then held on trust for the long-term benefit of the employees as a whole.

Why Choose BHW?

Extensive Expertise

With years of experience in business law and a deep understanding of the intricacies of EOT transactions, including undergoing our own EOT conversion, our team is well-equipped to handle the unique challenges that arise during the sale of a business to an Employee Ownership Trust. We have a proven track record of delivering exceptional results for our clients and are committed to providing tailored solutions that meet your specific needs. Having completed our own EOT sale, we have unique first-hand experience from an owner’s perspective and can often pre-empt many of the issues you might experience.

BHW’s corporate team are top ranked in the both the Legal 500 and Chambers guides and are led by Ed Nurse, who has achieved the highest individual ranking of ‘Leading Individual’.

Comprehensive Services

At BHW, we offer a comprehensive range of services designed to support business owners throughout the entire EOT process. From initial consultations and feasibility assessments, to structuring the sale, agreeing terms, and preparing the necessary legal documentation, we provide end-to-end assistance to ensure a seamless transition to employee ownership.

Personalised Approach

We understand that every business is unique, and we believe in taking a personalised approach to every client engagement. Your BHW legal team will take the time to listen to your goals, understand your concerns, and develop a strategy that aligns with your vision for the future of your business. We are dedicated to protecting your interests and maximising the value of your sale while maintaining a smooth transition for your employees.

Collaborative Partnership

We believe in building strong, collaborative partnerships with our clients and their chosen professional advisors. Our team will work closely with you and your accountant, tax advisor, or funder, providing clear and timely communication throughout the entire process. We value the input from all perspectives and will involve each party at every stage required, ensuring that everyone is informed and involved in the key decision-making processes.

Commitment to Excellence

At BHW, excellence is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to delivering top-quality legal services that exceed your expectations. Our team stays up to date with the latest developments in EOT legislation and market trends, allowing us to provide you with accurate and relevant advice.

Contact Us Today

If you are a business owner considering the sale of your business to an Employee Ownership Trust, BHW is here to assist you. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support you in achieving your goals. Our team of dedicated solicitors are ready to provide you with the expert legal guidance you need for a successful EOT transaction.

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