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Corporate finance


Corporate transactions are often complex and involve multiple-stakeholders. We provide quick, responsive advice which enables buyers to achieve their growth or divestment plans, sellers to maximise value and corporates to achieve restructurings on a timely basis. Our clients need corporate transactions to be delivered efficiently with minimal distraction to their business. Our corporate team of over 30 corporate lawyers is supported by over 500 lawyers across our business, including specialists in banking, commercial, intellectual property, competition, employment, litigation, tax and property.

We deliver corporate transactions across the whole range of corporate services for domestic and international clients, from major strategic transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity and development capital investments, joint ventures and restructurings to regulated corporate work such as public company fundraising, funds formation and cross border restructuring.

We know that no two transactions and no two clients are the same. By combining specialist corporate advice, sector experience and secondment experience, we make life easier for our clients during and after their transaction – delivering exceptional client service, every time.


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What we do...

  • Our clients - We act for UK and international corporates of all sizes from high growth companies to FTSE 100 companies to institutional investors as well as advising entrepreneurs and management teams. Our strong public sector offering means that we are also one of the UK’s leading advisors to local and central government bodies.

  • Restructuring – As businesses grow, their corporate structures can become complex and inefficient. We help our clients mitigate risk, reduce their costs and generate efficiencies by rationalising their group structures. We advise on debt and equity restructuring as well as procedures to eliminate UK companies, re-domicile companies and rationalise European group structures (including mergers under The Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007).

  • Private equity and development capital – We have a wealth of private equity experience, acting for both investors and management teams.  The team has most recently acted for Business Growth Fund, Foresight, Maven and LDC as well as management teams at Joules and Paperchase.  We understand the issues faced by both management and the institutional investors.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions - We advise on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, successfully acting for sellers, acquirers and management teams. The team has acted for Morrisons, the Itochu Corporation, Source BioScience and Loomis amongst others. We build successful long term relationships with our clients, structuring the way we deliver our services to meet their needs.

  • Specialist team - over 20 specialist corporate lawyers supported by 400 lawyers in specialist areas across our business - in 2015 we completed more than 100 deals with a combined worth in excess of £1 billion across a wide range of business sectors.

  • International - We advise on international mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, banking transactions and restructurings, successfully acting for all sides, from sellers, acquirers and management teams to debt providers. Over 30% of our transactions this year have been international.

What our clients say....

What the directories say...



"They have very deep subject matter knowledge and experience," says a client. "I’ve never felt in danger of being let down or misadvised."

Chambers 2022


They are very professional with a depth of expertise that will help get complex deals across the line.

Chambers 2022


My experience of Browne Jacobson has always been exceptional. They have a much more 'can do' attitude in their style and application than others.

Chambers 2022


"Browne Jacobson is one of the biggest names in the East Midlands," says a source, noting that "there is a lot of depth and breadth with the attorneys."

Chambers 2021


I am very comfortable and confident in their abilities and am glad to have them as a support resource.

Chambers 2021


I was delighted with the overall experience and the quality of the advice.

Chambers 2021


Clients describe an "excellent all-round team" which is "very customer-oriented."

Chambers 2019


They are small enough to work closely together and keep solid continuity but large enough to demonstrably have subject experts and the bandwidth to pick up work.

Chambers 2019


Hugely experienced in M&A transactions and private equity work, especially those involving the retail, healthcare and public sectors, and including those with a cross-border element.

Chambers 2018

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