We advise businesses at every stage of their corporate lifecycle from start up to exit, dealing with all aspects of managing financial and governance responsibilities along the way. With corporate activity at the heart of our business, we advise private and public companies, owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs on a wide range of corporate services. 

Business start up

Starting a business can be thrilling and vastly rewarding – but it can also be all-consuming and full of challenges. You need advisers that will partner with you; we adapt our approach to best suit each stage of your journey, to minimise risk and maximise cashflow. 

As well as advising you on which structuring options will best suit your business, our expert team can help you achieve compliance with the complex range of administrative and regulatory requirements for companies. The responsibilities that come with being a company director can be tough to navigate. We can support you to successfully comply with your legal duties so you can concentrate on getting your business up and running. 

Growth and expansion

For your business to grow takes a lot of hard work and the right advice at the right time. Experienced, commercially aware and pragmatic advisers can be the key difference in closing transactions.

Whether you are looking to grow through private equity investment, an M&A deal, inward investment or through accessing the equity capital markets, we can tap straight into our extensive experience to get the best possible outcome for you with practical support, well-thought-out commercial strategy and robust advice every step of the way. 

Our due diligence and transaction support specialists provide the expertise needed to recognise issues that may arise during a transaction quickly and suggest practical, proportionate and commercial solutions to keep things on track and help you achieve your growth ambitions.

Maturity, transition and exit

Once a business is mature then the focus shifts to maximising profit margins, running the business efficiently, and meeting the demands of the customer base so that if and when the time comes to exit your business, you are in the best possible position to efficiently make the most of any opportunities that present themselves. 

We can help business owners and stakeholders ensure that their business is ready for sale, including through conducting vendor-led due diligence and pre-sale reviews. If you intend to exit your business via a sale, an IPO, or a management buy-out our team have the skills and experience to get the best outcome for you. Experience of working with both buyers and sellers on deals across a range of sectors means we can anticipate issues and present commercial solutions to get the deal done. We are also experts in advising business owners on how to use Employee Ownership Trusts effectively to achieve a variety of outcomes from exit and succession planning to employee engagement.

Find a corporate service

Mergers & acquisitions

We understand the complexities of M&A deals inside out. 

Private equity

Experienced, commercially aware advisers can be the key difference in closing PE transactions.

Transaction support & due diligence

We recognise issues quickly and suggest practical, proportionate and commercial solutions.

Equity capital markets

We are experts in IPOs and other capital markets fundraisings.

Directors’ duties & corporate governance

Failing to keep up-to-date with administrative requirements can have serious consequences.

Inward investment

We manage the inevitable risk that comes along with inward investment opportunities.

Corporate real estate

It is increasingly common to carry out a corporate transaction where the asset is a property.

Employee ownership trusts

An EOT provides a great alternative for those looking to sell their business.