Our award-winning M&A team, ranked Band One in Chambers UK 2023, is known for its strength in delivering successful mid-market M&A transactions in the financial services and insurance sector together with a specific compliance and regulatory due diligence advisory sub-practice.
As one of the largest corporate teams in the UK, we have the experience and resources necessary to run projects on extremely tight timescales. We understand that M&A activity is one of the most high-pressured processes for our clients but often pivotal for the growth of their businesses. Our priority is to identify our clients’ key drivers at the outset of any M&A transaction and to get the best deal for them.
We regularly act on deals involving regulated financial services and insurance business, undertaking compliance due diligence and advising on regulatory issues arising from the transaction including dealing with the FCA change of control process.
As part of a full-service law firm with top-tier rankings in the legal directories across multiple specialisms, we can add real value to address any potential issues arising out of any M&A transaction to take the stress away from our clients and minimise disruption to their day-to-day business.
We pride ourselves on being pragmatic and commercial lawyers, working collaboratively with our counterparts in M&A transactions to deliver successful outcomes for our clients.
Our M&A practice covers domestic and international acquisitions and disposals, acting for clients ranging from SMEs on their acquisition growth plans to large multinationals on their high-profile transactions.
Our team of highly experienced corporate lawyers routinely advises across the lifecycle of an M&A transaction including:
By leveraging our close working relationships with foreign leading law firms in our international network, we regularly work on cross-border M&A transactions to deliver seamless advice to clients based in the UK and/or overseas.
Advised Apiary Capital-backed Radiant Financial Services on a number of M&A transactions together with various refinancing and share capital projects.
Advised Aston Lark on the compliance and regulatory due diligence aspects on over 50 M&A deals in the regulated intermediary space.
Advised the shareholders of Brokerbility on the sale to Clear Group.
Advised a leading UK insurer and its US-based parent company on the acquisition of a UK retail MGA.
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Browne Jacobson’s corporate technology dealmakers have advised Agilico, a workplace technology business, on its acquisition of Capital Document Solutions Limited for an undisclosed amount.
Browne Jacobson’s lawyers have advised Suez SA and its shareholders on its acquisition of its former UK waste management business – Suez R&R UK - from French headquartered business Veolia for an enterprise value of £2 billion.
In the last nine months of 2021 we saw a huge amount of activity across all sub-sectors of health and social care.
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