Business Acquisitions

We provide a full range of business acquisition services. These include effective market research and negotiation services. We can also provide strategic and financial advice on mergers and acquisitions, helping you to build a dynamic and profitable business portfolio.

Thanks to our sector-specific expertise we can deal professionally with a wide range of issues, including:

  • the transfer of the Premise Licences.
  • transferring staff under TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings, Protection of Employment).
  • complex accounting assessments and valuations.

We place a major priority on confidentiality. You can be assured that we will protect your interests whilst ensuring that your business disposal needs are handled efficiently and professionally.

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Professional Sector-specific expertise at your disposal.
Confidential We will protect your interests at all times.

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We have the expertise to advise on all aspects of business acquisitions and can provide strategic advice on everything from market conditions to emerging investment opportunities. We can deliver detailed market briefings and have many years of experience working with companies to help them build up their business asset portfolios.


Our regional offices and their teams of local experts ensure that we know Scotland’s business market inside out. This expertise allows us to undertake in-depth research to locate businesses and assets that will best suit your strategic needs. To inform your purchasing decision, we will prepare detailed availability reports, providing full property details, prices and costs.


We provide expert negotiating services for all types of business acquisitions. During negotiations, opportunities can arise for either party to obtain a significant commercial advantage. We ensure that our client’s best interests are protected thanks to our expert understanding of the law and of the procedures involved.

Rating Advice

We provide specialist rating advice. We draw on our in-depth knowledge of the Licensed Trade and Leisure sectors to ensure that our clients’ rating liabilities are minimised.

Lease Consultancy

We provide specialist lease consultancy advice as part of our business acquisition service. Our team can offer guidance on all relevant issues, highlighting clauses that clients might want to contest or insert and providing guidance on the statutory protections that apply.

"Pete Seymour delivered my business acquisition on a plate! A thoroughly modern professional, with a lifetime of experience and connections in the License Trade & Leisure sector. Pete is my ‘go-to’ for all future business prospects." Mark Galloway, Stac Polly, Edinburgh