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What We Do

Our mergers and acquisitions lawyers have years of experience of providing advice on a variety of M&A transactions in the UK and overseas.

We advise corporate clients, financial institutions, management teams, private equity firms and business owners on a variety of transactions from the relatively straightforward to the very complex. Our expertise includes:

  • Cross border transactions
  • Acquisitions and disposals of private and public companies
  • Acquisitions and disposals of businesses and assets
  • MBOs and MBIs
  • Joint ventures and other forms of collaboration arrangements.

We've been ranked by Experian as one of the top 10 most active M&A law firms in the UK for three years running, and in the last year alone have advised on 200 transactions nationally. In 2018 we were ranked:

  • 10th most active nationally
  • 1st in the South East
  • 7th in the Midlands
  • 8th in the South West.

How Our Mergers And Acquisitions Lawyers Can Help

Our corporate team has years of experience helping private and listed companies and a variety of other parties with their M&A needs.

M&A transactions can have a range of technical considerations that need to be addressed such as tax, competition, pensions, environmental or regulatory. As a full service law firm, we have specialists across all these areas. Our corporate team ensure that their advice is properly coordinated and focused upon achieving our clients’ commercial goals.

We pride ourselves on being responsive and delivering concise, practical advice which is focused on problem solving and getting the job done (assuming that is in our client’s interest).

We are well known in the M&A community which means that we can ensure that where appropriate we introduce our clients to the very best professional advisors in related areas such as corporate finance.

Recent M&A Deals Include:

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

  • Advised Weir Waste Services on the sale of the business to Biffa Plc
  • Advised ​Micheldever​ on multiple acquisitions, most recently of Wheels & Tyres Direct
  • Advised car dealership The Hendy Group on several transactions, most recently the acquisition of Seward (Havant) Limited
  • Advised Claremont School on its sale to International Schools Partnership
  • Advised Hadley Industries Plc on several transactions, including the acquisition of EWS (Manufacturing) Limited
  • Advised landscaping and grounds maintenance service provider idverde on the acquisitions of Out There Services and KJT Group
  • Advised car rental software provider Thermeon Worldwide on its sale to Valsoft Corporation Inc.


“On behalf of the entire crew I would like to thank you very much for your outstanding and professional support in this transaction. I personally appreciated your drive, your engagement and your negotiation skills in very difficult and sometimes delicate situations. It has been a great pleasure for me working with you together – and you can be sure, that I will remember Irwin Mitchell whenever we will need legal assistance in the UK in the future.”
Head of Group Services, Global Manufacturer and Distributor

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

"‘Experts in their field’ who ‘provide timely advice comprehensively and accurately’"
Legal 500

"‘The level of service is excellent, they are responsive and always meet deadlines, providing a good personalised service’"
Legal 500

For more information on Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

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