Corporate Law

Mergers & Acquisitions

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Specialist legal advice through a business acquisition or disposal

Acquiring or selling a business can be a great way for organisations to grow and transform, but it can also be complex and risky. There are many legal, financial and operational factors to consider which are not always obvious. Our expert mergers and acquisitions team can guide you smoothly through the transaction, allowing you to exploit the synergies that should become available from the joining of two companies.

Our mergers and acquisitions experience

Our dedicated mergers and acquisitions lawyers advise public and private companies, institutional investors, private individuals and management teams, as well as foreign corporates and multinationals that are looking to acquire or dispose of businesses in the UK. Our expertise includes:

  • Share acquisitions and disposals
  • Asset acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Joint ventures and collaboration agreements
  • Group restructurings
  • Cross border transactions
  • Funding for M&A

How our specialist corporate M&A solicitors can help

Working with a specialist team makes a real difference to the success of an M&A deal. Our UK corporate lawyers have years of experience advising on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, in the UK and overseas. We can help you:

  • Check the health of the business pre-sale
  • Understand the key issues involved in your transaction
  • Identify and manage the risks
  • Structure the deal for tax efficiency
  • Obtain regulatory approvals where required
  • Conduct genuinely focused due diligence
  • Negotiate and complete the deal
  • Integrate the business post-completion

M&A transactions are, by their nature, complex. As a full-service law firm, we have specialists in all the areas that an M&A transaction might require including competition, regulatory, employment, pensions, share schemes, real estate, environmental, intellectual property, data protection and corporate governance. Our corporate team ensures that all advice is coordinated and everyone is pulling out the stops to make your deal happen within your timetable and your budget.

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