Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
Working with you
We understand that, whether as a buyer or seller, company takeovers can be a very intensive and at times challenging and stressful experience. We are used to working on both sides of M&A transactions and are highly responsive and available to meet the particular demands of this type of work. We want to make the process run as smoothly as possible for you and form an integral part of either the buying or selling team to ensure that your objectives are met.
We have considerable experience in acting for both buyers and sellers of private companies across a variety of different sectors and on some of the region's most significant deals. We also act on many smaller transactions where we bring our depth of experience and high levels of commerciality to ensure that deals are progressed as quickly and pragmatically as possible.
We are consistently independently ranked as a top tier firm in our region for this type of work (Legal 500 UK Edition).
Our team works with other specialists in the firm to ensure a seamless and co-ordinated approach. We also work closely with your other external advisers, for example, accountants and tax advisors, to secure the most beneficial tax and accounting outcomes for you.
Examples of our recent experience include:
advising the owners of the Golden Acres Group on the sale to Wyevale Garden Centres
advising Robert Braithwaite CBE, the founder of Sunseeker, in connection with the takeover of Sunseeker
advising the Bath family in connection with the sale of the South Coast’s largest independently owned travel agent, Bath Travel
advising the German parent company in the takeover of one of the UK’s leading tea suppliers, Keith Spicer Limited (Spicers)
advising the selling shareholders in the disposal of Pilatus Centre UK (Swiss made private jet distributor)