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What We Do

We have one of the most ambitious and rapidly growing corporate teams of any law firm in the UK. This progress is recognised in the Experian league tables, where we currently rank as the 4th most active M&A advisors nationally for 2016, up from 20th in 2015. We also rank as the 2nd most active M&A advisors in the South East and Yorkshire, the 3rd in the Midlands and the 10th in Europe.

In recent months we have completed deals across the corporate, private equity, banking and equity capital marketspace. Our typical clients are drawn from a cross-section of growing businesses, listed companies, institutional investors and private individuals, and come from a range of sectors including technology, consumer, financial services and manufacturing. A significant proportion of our transactions also include cross-border activity.

The core corporate services we offer are:

How Our Corporate Lawyers Can Help

At the core of our corporate service delivery is our ‘expert hand, human touch’ ethos. Our clients benefit from the individual experience our corporate specialists have in their chosen sector and their understanding each of industry and its day-to-day matters.

We can assist clients through every stage of their transactions, from merger and acquisition to equity and debt offerings, to ensure successful deal outcomes. Our approach to dealmaking is best articulated in the words of one of our clients:

“The approach to the transaction was pragmatic. It’s sometimes easy for lawyers to get rather too bound up in the technical aspects of the deal. I did feel that you got to the reality of each issue, and explained it sensibly and in proper layman’s terms where we could quite easily make a decision. The effort and dedication of the team involved was truly impressive.”

Recent Corporate Deals Include:

We help clients across a wide range of industry sectors. Some recent examples include:

  • Advised Turkish group Anatolia AS on the acquisition of the iconic Whitworths food brand
  • Advised ​Micheldever​ on multiple acquisitions, most recently of Car Tec (GB) Limited
  • Advised Chesney's ​on growth capital provided by the ​​Business Growth Fund
  • Advised Engage ESM on the sale of the business to French-owned Atos SE 
  • Advised The Subura Group (Pet Brands) on the acquisition of Vital Pet Products
  • Advised Pressure Technologies Plc on its acquisition of Martract Limited 
  • Advised Business Growth Fund on the injection of £11m growth capital to holiday park operator Coppergreen Developments to support the acquisition of Piperdam Golf and Leisure Resort, located in Dundee, and further expansion of the group
  • Advised Brown Shipley on the acquisition of the Roberts Partnership which has £450m of funds under management
  • Advised Envision Pharma Group on a deal which saw the group being sold by its existing partners the Halifax Group
  • Advised FinnCap, the corporate broker, on a £13 million share placing for Nasstar, the AIM quoted host managed and cloud computing services provider.
  • Advised the shareholders of utilities payments company Glide on the disposal of 75.1% of issued share capital to CableCom
  • Advised Hills Numberplates on a £10m investment to support the group's continued expansion plans and also on the company’s acquisition of French number plate manufacture Faab Fabricauto from 3M
  • Advised Business Growth Fund on a second tranche of funding for Horbury Group, interior subcontractors
  • Advised Peel Hunt, the corporate broker, on a £25 million AIM accelerated book built placing for GB Group, the identity data intelligence specialist
  • Advised The Hendy Group on the acquisition of Lifestyle Motor Group

Testimonials

Legal 500 Leading Firm 2016 "The excellent team at Irwin Mitchell works to a consistently high standard and makes the customer feel valued and important"
Legal 500, 2016

 

"The team is knowledgeable, accommodating and flexible."
Chambers & Partners, 2016

"Knowledgeable, detail-oriented and always extremely responsive."
Legal 500, 2015

"The team is very quick and proactive - good at project management and gives commercial advice."
Chambers & Partners, 2015

"Irwin Mitchell remains a first choice for complex work, and provides well-informed, prompt advice."
Legal 500

“Irwin Mitchell’s lawyers are armed with critical thinking and tactical awareness. They are noted for open-minded and lateral thinking and have a great deal of experience.”
Legal 500

The team, are noted as being "dynamic", providing a "high-quality legal service at a sensible cost" which "always delivers".
Legal 500

Corporate

  • Corporate Advisory
    Our corporate team prides itself on looking after your everyday legal needs and not just your complex transactional requirements.
  • Equity Capital Markets
    Our corporate lawyers specialise in equity capital market matters including IPOs, secondary offerings, takeovers of listed companies and overseas listings.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
    Our M&A Transactions team advises corporate clients, financial institutions, management teams and private equity firms.
  • Private Equity
    Our Private Equity team advises venture capitalists, investee companies, management teams and financial institutions on every aspect of private equity transactions and investments.

For more information on Corporate Law

If you are interested in understanding how Irwin Mitchell can help you with your Corporate Law work then please contact Chris Rawstron (Partner) on +44 (0)121 214 5492, or send us an email.