Our Mergers & Acquisitions team

Our mergers and acquisitions solicitors have a wealth of experience from advising clients on a wide range of business acquisitions and disposals across a broad range of business sectors.  Our specialist Corporate Lawyers can provide all the advice you need about mergers, acquisitions and disposals

We can deliver a fully-inclusive service, tailored to fulfil all your business’s needs.  Our experienced lawyers draw on national, regional and local market knowledge to deliver highly specialised and commercially-focused advice to assist you achieve your commercial objectives.

Who do we act for

Our mergers and acquisitions team have helped a broad variety of business and corporate clients through the complexities of buying or selling companies and businesses including owner-managers, management teams, financial institutions, individual shareholders, SMEs and large established corporations and listed companies.

Types of Corporate and M&A deals

Our mergers and acquisitions team have advised on a broad variety of corporate and M&A deals, including:

  • Management buy-outs (MBOs)
  • Management buy-ins (MBIs)
  • Private equity deals
  • Share purchases and sales
  • Business purchases and sales
  • Joint ventures and collaboration agreements
  • Shareholder and director exits
  • Bank funded transactions
  • Cross border mergers & acquisitions.

How our Corporate and M&A team can help you

Our mergers and acquisitions team take a multi-disciplinary approach to the transactions we work on, involving colleagues from our commercial property, employment, regulatory and disputes teams where necessary.  We also work closely with your other corporate advisers, in particular your accountants to ensure that the financial and tax aspects of the transaction are properly covered off.

We leave no stone unturned. As well as handling the technical legal aspects of the transaction, such as document preparation and execution, we can provide clear, pragmatic advice about the full implications of the merger, acquisition or disposal, including:

  • Conducting buyer due diligence and establishing secure online data rooms to share information
  • Corporate financing
  • Tax considerations
  • Competition
  • Commercial property and planning
  • Employment
  • Pensions
  • Health & safety
  • Data protection
  • Licensing and regulatory compliance
  • Corporate decision making
  • Corporate dispute resolution.

Our corporate lawyers take great care in tailoring our approach depending on the experience of our clients. Some have bought (or sold) businesses several times before and are familiar with the processes and issues which arise. For others, it is their first time and it is important for us to be able to guide our clients appropriately.

Contact our specialist Corporate Law Solicitors in East Anglia

For practical Corporate Law advice, as well as any other business legal advice you need to reach your goals, get in touch with our specialist Corporate and Commercial Lawyers in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, and Norwich.

For more information or to set up an initial consultation:

Why choose Ashtons for mergers & acquisitions advice?

Expert legal knowledge with a personalised touch

Our Corporate M&A team is highly ranked by leading client guide, the Legal 500, for our independently recognised expertise in this practice area. In addition to our strong local and regional presence in East Anglia, we have been noted for our City-level expertise with a firm appreciation for the international requirements of large, modern businesses.

We like to work in partnership with our clients to help them reach their full potential. We take a collaborative approach based on a clear understanding of your goals, corporate strategy and individual needs.

Proactive approach

Laying the correct legal groundwork and undertaking thorough due diligence is the key to conducting successful corporate transactions. We take a proactive approach, anticipating and taking the necessary steps to avoid any pitfalls or areas of potential risk. We will work closely with you, providing regular updates and keeping you informed at every stage.

Flexible budgeting

We have a firm policy of costs certainty. At our initial instruction, we will discuss and agree an appropriate and proportionate budget to fulfil your anticipated requirements. No additional work is undertaken without a discussion and agreement about what is required.

Case studies

“…It was a real pleasure to deal with the team at Ashtons Legal whose knowledge, experience and guidance meant we were able to complete the deal smoothly and within a tight timeframe.” – Liam Betts on behalf of Norwich Heating & Plumbing Supplies Ltd.


Ashtons Legal is a ‘very competent, efficient firm, and undoubtedly one of the leaders in the region.’ – the Legal 500.

‘Ashtons Legal has helped us to navigate through many of the business landscapes ranging from employment to business acquisitions. Through quick and intelligent advice they have allowed us to move and scale faster than our contemporaries.’ – the Legal 500.

The firm has local knowledge with an appreciation of international requirements and “big business” advice.‘ – the Legal 500.

Contact our Mergers & Acquisitions Solicitors

For practical Corporate Law advice, as well as any other business legal advice you need to reach your goals, get in touch with our specialist Corporate and Commercial Lawyers in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Leeds and Norwich.

For more information or to set up an initial consultation:


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