commercial law

Management buy outs and buy ins

Both management buy-outs and buy-ins, as their names would suggest, greatly affect the running of a business. They often take place when a company is not performing well and can lead to a turn around of its fortunes.

Management buy-outs

A management buy-out occurs when the existing management team of a business purchases the company they work for.

The legal process sees the management team setting up a new company. This company is then used to acquire their employer’s business or company.

Management buy-ins

A management buy-in sees an outside company or group of individuals form a management team to replace the existing team of the target business.

Unless one already exists, a new company is set up in order to purchase the target company. Following the purchase the new management team is brought in.

The aim of a management buy-in is often to improve the business and increase the profitability of the company being targeted.

We can help

Management buy-outs and buy-ins are complex arrangements with many pit falls for the unwary.

Wallace Robinson & Morgan’s experienced team of commercial solicitors can guide you through either procedure. We take care of the legal issues surrounding the process so you can concentrate on running a business.

If you are considering organising a management buy-out or buy-in please get in touch with our commercial team - ask for Paul Hughes on 0121 705 7571

or email

Further reading:


This article is for general information purposes only. It does not constitute technical, financial, legal advice or any other type of professional advice and is no substitute for specific advice based on your individual circumstances. We do not accept responsibility or liability for any actions taken based on the information in this article. For more information, please click here.