Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

We offer proactive and highly practical advice, plus the invaluable personal service you need to achieve the best possible buying/selling outcome for you.

With one of the largest Corporate teams of any law firm in the UK, we have the strength in depth, experience and resources to handle all types and sizes of mergers & acquisitions activity.

Whether it’s acting for large corporates – either UK-based or overseas – understanding and advising on complex transactions, or working with an owner/manager to maximise the value of the sale of their business, we offer practical support, well-thought-out strategy and robust legal advice every step of the way.

We have extensive experience of handling the legal requirements of international clients, and regularly act for corporates or institutions making acquisitions or investments in the UK.

Our track record of deals means we have seen all M&A issues and market practice variations before, so we can swiftly put your deal into context and bring previous experience to bear to get the best possible buying/selling outcome for you.

Whatever the size of your deal, we aim to be part of your project team, working as flexibly as you want us to – not as we tell you. We add value at every stage of the deal by thoroughly understanding the objectives of the transaction, anticipating its critical path issues, and offering pragmatic advice and recommendations rather than just a range of options.

We know that having the right M&A team working hand-in-hand with you can make all the difference to the deal you make. If you’re an individual entrepreneur, it’s likely to be a critically important, one-off experience and life-changing opportunity to fulfil your life’s work. So you’ll find we treat your business as our own. Equally, if you’re a company wanting to make an acquisition or dispose of a non-core subsidiary, you can rest assured you will have the right team to guide you through it. The rapport you build with the senior partner heading up your team will prove invaluable, and the highly personal service we deliver is second to none.

Whether we’re handling a £5m deal to sell an owner-managed company or acting for a management team to negotiate a private equity deal to fund the £307m acquisition of a national sports, leisure, entertainment & corporate venue, our expert advisers will work in a down-to-earth and team-oriented manner, tailoring solutions and activity to your specific needs at all times.