The Importance Of Shareholders’ Agreements In Family Businesses

7th January 2020

What Is A Shareholders’ Agreement? A shareholders’ agreement is a private contract between the shareholders and the company. It regulates the way in which the company is run and arrangements as between shareholders. Unlike a company’s articles of association, a … Continue reading

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County Confectionery Ltd

2nd December 2019

Murrell Associates advised on the sale of shares in a Cornish manufacturer to a Norwegian food business – helping the business move from strength to strength. County Confectionery Ltd makes chocolate and fudge under the Fair & Square and Copperpot … Continue reading

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Incentivise your staff with an employee share scheme

30th January 2019

Right now, times are tricky for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Uncertainty abounds across every industry as Brexit (and all its different permutations) looms on the horizon. If you are a business owner, you’re no doubt craving clarity while, … Continue reading

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Murrell Associates assist with management buyout at leading copywriting agency

13th December 2018

Murrell Associates have assisted one of the UK’s leading copywriting agencies, Radix Communications, to complete a management buyout. Founded in 2007 by Fiona Campbell-Howes, Radix has averaged 20% annual turnover growth since 2014. Fiona will remain as CEO until the … Continue reading

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Group restructuring

16th December 2015

We recently advised on the restructuring of a group of companies. This involved the transfer of various constituent businesses from subsidiary groups up through the holding company, which was then liquidated, the businesses ending up in discreet new separate companies … Continue reading

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Succession Planning

16th December 2015

Succession planning is a major consideration for all business owners. The method and timescales for an owner’s exit can vary considerably depending on the type of business and the prevailing financial climate. We recently advised a successful franchise business on … Continue reading

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Transactions

16th December 2015

Our client owns an extensive fleet of workboats that operate internationally. The vessels undertake work ranging from towing barges to servicing offshore wind farms.   Our client recently acquired a newly-built tug direct from an internationally renowned Dutch shipbuilder, with … Continue reading

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Hugh Murrell

7th December 2015

Hugh is the Senior Partner at Murrell Associates.   Hugh has over 27 years of experience advising businesses in the South West and beyond on a variety of legal issues including equity funding, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and shareholder and … Continue reading

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Mergers and Acquisitions Breakfast Seminar

23rd September 2019

As part of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Festival of Business, Henry Maples, partner Murrell Associates will be holding a seminar on Tuesday 29th October focusing on the topic of mergers and acquisitions. The seminar will cover negotiating the sale … Continue reading

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Henry Maples

10th December 2015

Henry is a Partner at Murrell Associates. He has particular experience of advising on mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, group restructurings and shareholders’ agreements. Henry joined Murrell Associates in March 2013 from Foot Anstey LLP where he trained and qualified … Continue reading

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