Mergers and Acquisitions

In the realm of mergers & acquisitions (M&A), having the right legal counsel is essential. We recognise that every transaction, whether it involves an acquisition, a merger, a joint venture, or a business disposal, is a crucial step for our clients. Navigating the intricacies of deal structuring, managing unexpected complexities, and facilitating efficient negotiations can be a challenge without the right guidance. Our considerable understanding of both public and private M&A transactions, and multidisciplinary team of over 30 lawyers ensures a seamless process.


M&A transactions, public or private, typically have several components and go through a variety of phases. These include agreeing the deal in outline, structuring, due diligence, documentation and its negotiation, pre-transaction reorganisation steps, signing, satisfying conditions precedent, closing and post-closing integration. There are frequently linked transactions too, such as equity fundraisings, co-investment arrangements and/or bank financings.

What sets us apart is our adaptability; we cater to our clients' unique needs. Whether they require comprehensive support through every phase or assistance with specific components of the transaction, we provide the level of service they need.

Our extensive experience enables us to offer valuable insights gained from countless successful deals, ensuring our clients benefit from strategies that work. We work seamlessly with our clients and their other advisors, adhering to their instructions, and tailoring our services to align with their goals. The result is a cost-effective, efficient, and ultimately successful transaction.

Across the last year we successfully closed numerous transactions, often with cross-border implications, working across key industries such as technology, real estate, insurance, healthcare, and more.

We are also renowned for assisting entrepreneurs and owner-managers in selling their businesses. We understand their unique needs, including taxation considerations, and guide them expertly through the entire sale process.

Featured experience

  • Provided corporate, real estate, construction and planning advice to Countryside Partnerships, one of the best-known UK housing developers, on its £1.25 billion Clapham Park Estate development JV.
  • Advised new client IQGeo Group plc on its acquisition of COMSOF, a Belgian software company for a total consideration of up to €13.0 million and associated £3.5 million placing.
  • Advising Lords Builders Merchants Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Lords Group Trading plc (a leading distributor of building materials in the UK), on the £23m acquisition of a leading local independent builders merchant, AWLC Limited.
  • Advising Glantus Holdings plc on its £17.8 million sale to Genesis Bidco Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Basware Oy, backed by Accel-KKR) by way of a court approved scheme of arrangement under the Irish Takeover Code.
  • Advising on the disposal, by means of the sale of a group of English companies, of a £150,000,000 real estate asset in London's West End.
  • Advising Viaro Energy Limited on its £248 million acquisition of RockRose Energy plc by way of a court approved scheme of arrangement.

What our clients say

  • Clear and transparent billing. Wealth of experience in the financial services sector. Coordinated approach across specialist Financial Services, Regulatory, IT and Employment department.

    Legal 500, 2023 UK London Edition

  • Willingness to understand the nature of the acquiring company’s structure and business objectives and assist in alignment with the transitional services acquired from the seller.

    Legal 500, 2023 UK London Edition

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Somos un bufete comercial de amplia base que presta servicios a una gran variedad de sectores, con una sólida herencia en seguros,
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que se adapten a las necesidades de nuestros clientes, a menudo con un uso inteligente de la tecnología.