Frequently, business sale and purchase agreements contain a mechanism for adjusting the “headline” price or value obtained, commonly through Completion or Earn-Out Accounts. However, these clauses often lead to a dispute.
To maximise chances to improve the final position, preparation for a potential dispute over such a price-adjustment mechanism needs to start early. In the earlier phases of a transaction much ground can be lost through inexperience and it becomes increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to recover that ground at a later stage.
We have extensive experience of such dispute situations, whether advising a party to the deal or acting as the Independent Accountant. Our global team have acted in many different industries covering all sizes of dispute, from those involving a single item through to large multinational deals with over 100 separate items in dispute.
We can assist at all stages of the process, including:
Pre- and Post-Closing
Alternatively, should you require an Independent Accountant to determine a dispute over a set of Closing Accounts or other price-adjustment mechanism, we can act in that role and, where appropriate, provide directions to the parties in dispute as to an effective procedure.