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Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

What We Do

Our mergers and acquisitions lawyers have years of experience of providing advice on a variety of M&A transactions in the UK and overseas.

We advise corporate clients, financial institutions, management teams, private equity firms and business owners on a variety of transactions from the relatively straightforward to the very complex. Our expertise includes:

  • Cross border transactions
  • Acquisitions and disposals of private and public companies
  • Acquisitions and disposals of businesses and assets
  • MBOs and MBIs
  • Joint ventures and other forms of collaboration arrangements.

We've been ranked by Experian as one of the top 10 most active M&A law firms in the UK for three years running, and in the last year alone have advised on 200 transactions nationally. In 2018 we were ranked:

  • 10th most active nationally
  • 1st in the South East
  • 7th in the Midlands
  • 8th in the South West.

How Our Mergers And Acquisitions Lawyers Can Help

Our corporate team has years of experience helping private and listed companies and a variety of other parties with their M&A needs.

M&A transactions can have a range of technical considerations that need to be addressed such as tax, competition, pensions, environmental or regulatory. As a full service law firm, we have specialists across all these areas. Our corporate team ensure that their advice is properly coordinated and focused upon achieving our clients’ commercial goals.

We pride ourselves on being responsive and delivering concise, practical advice which is focused on problem solving and getting the job done (assuming that is in our client’s interest).

We are well known in the M&A community which means that we can ensure that where appropriate we introduce our clients to the very best professional advisors in related areas such as corporate finance.

Contact Us

Our corporate team is based across the UK so we can help wherever you and your business are based. Contact Chris Rawstron or Bryan Bletso to learn more about how we can help you.

Recent Deals

Weir Waste Services

Advised the shareholders of Weir Waste Services on its £16.5m sale to Biffa Plc

Micheldever

Advised on multiple acquisitions, most recently of Wheels & Tyres Direct

The Hendy Group

Advised this car dealership on several transactions, most recently the acquisition of Seward (Havant) Limited

Claremont School

Advised the independent day and boarding school on its sale to International Schools Partnership Ltd

Hadley Industries Plc

Advised the steel manufacturer on its acquisition of EWS (Manufacturing) Limited

idverde

Advised the landscaping and grounds maintenance service provider on the acquisitions of Out There Services and KJT Group

Hendy Group Ltd

Advised on the acquisitions of Lifestyle Motor Group and Unbeatable Used Car Supermarket

Thermeon Worldwide

Advised the car rental software provider on its sale to Valsoft Corporation Inc.

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

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"They are responsive and commercially minded. They give their clients good advice from a range of different angles."

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“Irwin Mitchell have a very customer-centric ethos, making life as simple as possible for us, as a client. They manage the relationship very efficiently, and with clear direction to the client.”

Legal 500, 2022
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“The team members worked tirelessly and around the clock to support and guide us successfully through the deal... We couldn’t be happier and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services to any future potential client.”

The sellers of Thomas Exchange Global

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.