Corporate & Transactions

Corporate transactional work is the largest area of our practice with deals ranging from £10m to £750million, including mergers and acquisitions, finance, joint ventures, corporate governance, and banking. Our specialist corporate lawyers will guide you through every aspect of the transaction, from deal preparation and drafting heads of terms 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.

VC & PE

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.

Buyouts

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.

National Security and Investment Act 2021 (NISA)

Our expert team will help you achieve vital transactional clarity, guiding you through the notification process under the NSIA. We advise on mandatory notifications to the Investment and Security Unit where your transaction falls into a specified, sensitive industry sector. Where notifications are not mandatory, we will work with you to assess whether voluntary notification is necessary.
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Banking

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.

Funds

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.