Corporate & Transactions

Corporate transactional work is the largest area of our practice, with deals ranging from £1m to £750m, including mergers and acquisitions, finance, joint ventures, corporate governance, and banking involving high growth and pure technology companies. We guide our clients through every aspect, through to post-deal integration.


Mergers & Acquisitions

We work on all types of private company M&A transactions, large and small, ranging from cross-border mergers to owner-managed company sales. We are Tier 1 ranked regionally in mid-market and private equity work by Chambers Guide.


We advise on all aspects of venture capital and entrepreneurship, working with both investors and investees, including management teams. Our client base includes some of the UK’s foremost venture capital funds, VCTs, private equity houses and early stage technology funds.

Company Structures

We advise on an enormous variety of corporate structures. Our Lawyers work with start-up and high-growth ventures and guide them through the phases of development as they achieve scale through organic growth, acquisition or both. This often involves the re-shaping of group structures involving share buy-backs, shareholder distributions, capital reductions, business transfers and demergers.


We’ve advised on many leading IBOs, MBOs and BIMBOs and the team has well over 75 years combined expertise in these types of transactions.


We advise both lenders and borrowers on all forms of banking and finance arrangements, ranging from committed term loan facilities with full group security through to mezzanine financing, inter-creditor arrangements and acquisition finance.


We have a track record of advising funds, asset managers, private equity houses, venture capitalists and other financial institutions on fund-formation and investment work.

Contact Our Team

  • John Allen - Head of Corporate

    John Allen, Partner

    John is a founding Partner of White & Black. He specialises in private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, technology law and venture capital. See John’s full profile.

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  • Jonathan Williamson, Corporate Partner

    Jonathan Williamson, Partner

    Jonathan is a corporate transactional lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity with a wealth of experience handling both domestic and cross border transactions. See Jonathan’s full profile.

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