Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures are all significant stages in a business’s growth journey and none are without their risks and pitfalls.
We work alongside your business to offer guidance and support on critical issues as well as high quality, practical advice to get the deal done.
Our M&A team handles the full range of transactions from UK and cross-border acquisitions and divestments, to complex reorganisations and restructurings, joint ventures, management buy-outs and buy-ins, corporate rescues and distressed transactions. Our clients range from UK and international quoted and private companies, financial services organisations, management teams and entrepreneurs.
For each transaction, you’ll work with a bespoke partner-led team that delivers integrated, specialist and multidisciplinary advice, from the real estate, competition, tax, pensions and employment, intellectual property and IT practice areas.
If you’re a multinational business, we can project managing cross-border transactions, utilising our network of international lawyers to provide a seamless service whatever the deal complexities - be it for UK companies, or assisting corporates based in the US, Europe, the Middle East or Asia.
Our approach is to work tenaciously and creatively to find the best solution for your business, ensuring that matters proceed quickly and efficiently. We focus on getting a successful outcome.
Meet the team
Preparing your company for sale
We set out here some initial steps to consider in anticipation of a sale.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises discoverIE on its acquisition of Antenova
discoverIE is a leading international designer, manufacturer and supplier of customised electronics to industry.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Acora on acquisition of Westgate IT
Westgate IT specialises in providing IT support to businesses in the South West.
Healthcare team advises Country Court Care on £57m sale of three care homes
Country Court Care Group Ltd has been active almost 35 years as a nursing and care home operator.
Charles Russell Speechlys shortlisted for Best EIS/SEIS Legal/Regulatory Adviser at 2021 EISA Awards
The Awards denote excellence and recognise the achievements of EIS/SEIS practitioners over the past year.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises on the sale of No.1 Lounges Ltd to SwissportALD
SwissportALD will run nine No.1 Lounge properties at the UK’s London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and Birmingham airports.
Charles Russell Speechlys releases H1 2021 deal highlights
Our deal highlights from the past 6 months are now available.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Avicenna Group on duo of pharmacy group acquisitions
The acquisition takes Avicenna to a total of 135 pharmacy branches.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises IFS on acquisition of Axios Systems
Axios Systems PLC is a global provider of cloud-based Enterprise Service Management (ESM) software.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Apollo Aerospace Components on acquisition of NYK Component Solutions
Apollo is an aerospace and defence supplier.
Charles Russell Speechlys proud to sponsor the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award at the final Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 awards
The awards celebrated the successes of Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales.
Public Company Update - May 2021
Read the May 2021 edition of our biannual Public Company Update.
UK SPACs: could changes to the UK Listing Rules spark an increase?
SPAC listing popularity has increased. Could the UK be the next hotspot following proposed changes to the Listing Rules?
Dual class share structures: how do they work and what are the pros and cons?
Dual class share structures allow a shareholder, for example the founder, to retain voting control over a company.
National Security and Investment Act granted Royal Assent
The Act establishes a new regime for the review of mergers, acquisitions and other transactions that could threaten national security.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Waverton on acquisition of Cornerstone Asset Management
Established in July 2010 and with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Cornerstone offers wealth management and financial planning advice.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Fudco Partnership on sale to Exponent-backed Vibrant Foods
Fudco is a family-owned business selling South Asian ethnic foods in UK and Europe.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises shareholders of Modern Networks on sale to Horizon Capital
Modern Networks is a leading provider of IT support, broadband and telecoms managed services to the UK’s commercial property sector.
Charles Russell Speechlys, Strategic Partners of the Asoko Insight West Africa's Family-Owned Business Report
The report is the most comprehensive study of Family-Owned Businesses throughout West Africa.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Content+Cloud on acquisition of Sipcom
The acquisition establishes Content+Cloud as a global service provider to UK businesses.