Corporate/M&A Department

North West
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded corporate practice with a core strength in private company M&A and a healthy reputation for public funds work. Knowledgeable about various sectors, including manufacturing, technology and healthcare. Also advises on corporate governance, company law and other commercial issues on behalf of owner-managed businesses. Recent work includes noteworthy private equity investments and restructurings, often with international elements.


One client says: "The whole team effort is impressive. I particularly like their no-nonsense approach and the attention to detail paid to the transaction and to me as a client."

Sources say: "They're a great team and show great teamwork; everyone knows their role and they offer great communication and excellent value for money."

Work highlight

Acted for Alliance Fund Managers as agent for Maven Capital Partners, the manager of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund for Equity in the North West, on the first wave of equity investments from that fund.

Notable practitioners

John Schorah is the firm's managing partner and a well-known figure in the market. He possesses considerable experience across a range of corporate transactions.

Robert Turnbull specialises in M&A transactions and private equity investments within the region, as well as internationally. Clients say: "His greatest advantage is that he creates a calming influence during the signing process that helps get the job done. He's got experience and a reputation; he gains the respect of the other side immediately."