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UK London (Firms) Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market

This section covers both public and private company transactions. Typical work includes company and share acquisitions, dispositions, capitalisations, entity selection and formation, operating and partnership agreements, securities and governance matters. Also covers those transactions designed to help restructuring within companies and their subsidiaries by change of ownership. Priority is placed on primary representatives, those acting for buyers and sellers, whilst those acting for financial advisors, underwriters and the banks financing such transactions are also considered.

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Band 1
  1. Charles Russell Speechlys
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    Charles Russell Speechlys
    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 13 Years Ranked
    A leading player in lower mid-market transactions on behalf of a broad client base including entrepreneurs and family businesses. Regularly works with companies in the healthcare, sports and technology sectors, with notable expertise in corporate transactions in the fintech sector. Well placed to handle cross-border transactions, calling upon an extensive network of offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
  2. Mishcon de Reya LLP
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    Mishcon de Reya LLP
    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 13 Years Ranked
    Established practice representing clients such as entrepreneurs and private equity houses in mid-market deal work. Advises across the full spectrum of corporate transactions, with particular activity in the gaming, real estate and technology sectors. Active presence in international work, with experience in cross-border matters involving the USA, Africa and the Middle East as well as across Europe.
  3. RPC
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    RPC
    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 13 Years Ranked
    A prominent player handling both domestic and cross-border transactions, with notable experience of handling deals in East Asia. Expertise covers a host of sectors, including real estate, insurance, retail, technology and media. Clients benefit from a dedicated due diligence team within the corporate offering. Acts for a stable of well-known corporate entities and financial sponsors, and receives regular mandates from management teams.
  4. Fladgate LLP
    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
    UK 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. DAC Beachcroft LLP
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    DAC Beachcroft LLP
    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
    UK 2022 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Adept at lower mid-market deals, including matters in the TMT, healthcare and financial services sectors. Experienced in international deals, advising a range of startups, domestic corporates and multinational clients from Europe, North America and East Asia. Also maintains strong relationships with financial advisers and merchant banks.
  2. Lewis Silkin
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    Lewis Silkin
    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
    UK 2022 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Solid practice offering transactional services for buyers and sellers, including startups, AIM-listed companies and investors. Maintains a strong focus on the creative industries, with a number of clients in the media and technology sectors. Experienced in cross-border deals, in particular for French clients.
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    Marriott Harrison
    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
    UK 2022 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Adroit handling of lower mid-market transactions, often acting for entrepreneurs, investors and SMEs. Also acts for a number of venture capital firms, advising on M&A and portfolio work. Sector expertise covers media, technology, education, leisure, retail and healthcare. Strong domestic offering is complemented by experience in deals involving various European jurisdictions.
  4. Memery Crystal
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    Memery Crystal
    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
    UK 2022 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Advises a range of clients from entrepreneurs to public companies on public and private M&A and restructuring matters. Focuses on transactions in the mining, oil and gas, financial services, retail, leisure and technology sectors. Strength in the domestic market is bolstered by close relationships with law firms in a host of jurisdictions across the world.
  5. Watson Farley & Williams
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    Watson Farley & Williams
    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
    UK 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Noted for its capabilities in maritime, energy and infrastructure transactions. Works with a diverse range of clients including private equity houses and AIM-listed corporates. Frequently engaged in cross-border work, with strengths in transactions involving Europe and Asia.
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Band 3
  1. Farrer & Co LLP
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    Farrer & Co LLP
    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Particularly well regarded for private wealth and financial services transactions. Proficient across other sectors such as healthcare, sports, media, technology and natural resources. Regularly advises on public and private M&A, joint ventures and restructuring matters. Niche expertise in offshore transactions, particularly for trust companies and family offices.
  2. Fox Williams LLP
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    Fox Williams LLP
    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Broad industry experience covering the financial services, media, publishing and technology sectors, where it advises on public and private M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructuring issues. Regularly works with Main Market-listed and AIM-listed companies. Established presence on cross-border work, where it leverages a strong global network of partner firms.
  3. Harbottle & Lewis LLP
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    Harbottle & Lewis LLP
    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Specialises in lower mid-market M&A with a focus on the TMT, entertainment and communications sectors. Regularly acts for entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses and investors, with added strengths in investment matters and fund-raisings.
  4. Howard Kennedy LLP
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    Howard Kennedy LLP
    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Often advises on public M&A and fund-raising transactions, including takeovers. Advises clients across a wide range of industries as well as continuing to assist with deals in the hotels, leisure and retail sectors. Active on domestic and cross-border transactions, with experience acting on matters across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.
  5. Wiggin LLP
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    Wiggin LLP
    Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Active mid-market group routinely engaged in deals in the technology and media spheres. Utilised by a client base of public and private companies, entrepreneurs and emerging growth businesses for counsel on a broad range of transactions. Particularly well known for representing television, film, gaming and publishing entities.