Private M&A

We are widely recognised as one of the leading M&A practices in the UK. We advise clients on all aspects of the acquisition and disposal of companies and business in all market sectors.

In particular we are recognised for our expertise in high-end complex matters and have considerable experience advising on cross-border transactions.

We advise some of the world's most successful and ambitious businesses and business leaders. Our clients range from private equity houses and investment banks, to UK and international corporations and wealthy individuals - across a variety of markets.

Our M&A offering is enhanced by the depth of our expertise in a number of complementary areas including: banking and finance, anti-trust, real estate, environmental, employment, pensions and benefits, commercial, intellectual property, information technology, trusts, financial services, regulatory and taxation. Our M&A specialists work closely with lawyers in each of these areas to provide our clients with a seamless service.

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"Leading mid-market practice advising high-profile names on a range of transactions including acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. Well versed in high-end work, often acting on international mandates for corporates and financial institutions. Also regularly called upon to advise management and director teams on M&A transactions. Broad international capabilities include recent experience in the USA, Europe and Australasia."

Chambers UK 2020

"Clients say: “They're very professional and thorough. You know they won't miss anything when you're doing a deal’."

Chambers UK 2020

"Sources consider the team to be ‘high-quality and good value,’ and admire that the lawyers are ‘professional, hard-working and commercial in their approach’."

Chambers UK 2020

"Exceptional. I know that when using them nothing will get missed in the deal’."

The UK Legal 500 2019

"Clients hail the 'excellent depth of talent and focus on maintaining a strong relationship'."

Chambers UK 2018

"Winner of Global M&A Deal of the Year: UK"

The American Lawyer's 2016 Global Legal Awards